199 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

Last updated September 26 at 10:35AM
1360 Merritt Drive
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix
El Cajon, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:52AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
12025 Calle De Leon
Rancho San Diego
El Cajon, CA
Updated September 8 at 3:09AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
2265 Euclid Ave.
Granite Hills
El Cajon, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:58AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Results within 1 miles of El Cajon, CA
11917 Orchard Rd
Winter Gardens
Lakeside, CA
Updated September 26 at 1:32AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
5630 Amaya #77
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:57AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
8731 Graves Avenue Unit 57
Sky Ranch
Santee, CA
Updated September 26 at 10:26AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
9223 Earl St
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated September 26 at 10:35AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
Results within 5 miles of El Cajon, CA
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Rent Report
El Cajon

September 2017 El Cajon Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 El Cajon Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the El Cajon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

El Cajon rents increase sharply over the past month

El Cajon rents have increased 1.1% over the past month, and are up sharply by 9.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in El Cajon stand at $1,270 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,650 for a two-bedroom. The city's rents have been increasing for 14 straight months - the last time rents declined was in June of last year. El Cajon's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across cities in California

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of El Cajon, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,070; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with El Cajon experiencing the fastest growth (+9.4%).
  • El Cajon, Sacramento, and Santa Ana have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (9.4%, 9.4%, and 6.3%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to El Cajon

As rents have increased in El Cajon, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, El Cajon is less affordable for renters.

  • El Cajon's median two-bedroom rent of $1,650 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 9.4% rise in El Cajon.
  • While El Cajon's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.5%) and Miami (-0.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in El Cajon than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where El Cajon is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
San Diego $1,560 $2,020 0.6% 4.6%
Chula Vista $1,620 $2,100 0.4% 7.2%
Oceanside $1,750 $2,270 0.1% 5.6%
Escondido $1,410 $1,830 1.1% 3.7%
Carlsbad $1,840 $2,390 0.0% 2.8%
El Cajon $1,270 $1,650 1.1% 9.4%
Vista $1,390 $1,800 0.2% 5.3%
Encinitas $1,800 $2,340 0.4% -1.5%
La Mesa $1,410 $1,820 0.4% 6.6%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.