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98 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

Last updated November 14 at 10:35pm UTC
The Woods Apartments
480 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 14 at 4:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,547
Sunset Gardens
848 N Mollison Ave
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 14 at 4:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,688
736 Mollison Ave
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 14 at 2:31pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
1170 Decker St
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 14 at 10:35pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
533 Hosmer St
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 3 at 2:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
550 Graves
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated October 30 at 11:40pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
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The Palms of La Mesa
7481 Mohawk St
La Mesa, CA
Updated November 14 at 4:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,586

November 2018 El Cajon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 El Cajon Rent Report. El Cajon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the El Cajon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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November 2018 El Cajon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 El Cajon Rent Report. El Cajon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the El Cajon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

El Cajon rents decline sharply over the past month

El Cajon rents have declined 1.3% over the past month, but are up marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in El Cajon stand at $1,280 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,660 for a two-bedroom. El Cajon's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of El Cajon, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Diego metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • San Marcos has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,000, while one-bedrooms go for $1,540.
  • Over the past month, El Cajon has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,660, while one-bedrooms go for $1,280.
  • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,440; rents were up 1.0% over the past month and 1.5% over the past year.
  • National City has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.

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

As rents have increased marginally in El Cajon, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, El Cajon is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in San Jose, 1.3% in Los Angeles, and 1.2% in San Francisco.
  • El Cajon's median two-bedroom rent of $1,660 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 0.7% rise in El Cajon.
  • While El Cajon's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.3%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in El Cajon than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, 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 $1,570 $2,030 -0.3% 0.9%
Chula Vista $1,640 $2,130 0.6% 2.4%
Oceanside $1,760 $2,290 0.7% 1.4%
Escondido $1,420 $1,850 0.9% 0.7%
Carlsbad $1,880 $2,440 1.0% 1.5%
El Cajon $1,280 $1,660 -1.3% 0.7%
Vista $1,430 $1,850 0.2% 2.1%
San Marcos $1,540 $2,000 -0.5% 2.9%
Encinitas $1,870 $2,420 2.4% 1.9%
National City $1,180 $1,530 0.1% 1.9%
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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.