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Last updated February 27 2024 at 3:16 PM

Los Angeles, CA
101 Apartments for Rent under $1,200

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,200 in Los Angeles is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance... Read Guide >
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How expensive is it to rent a studio apartment in Los Angeles?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Los Angeles is $2,161 per month.

How much is rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles?

One-bedroom apartment rentals in Los Angeles rent for $2,834 per month.

What is the typical rent for a two-bedroom apartments in Los Angeles?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $2,943 per month.
City Guide for Los Angeles, CA

"I see your hair is burnin'. Hills are filled with fire. If they say I never loved you. You know they are a liar. Drivin' down your freeways. Midnight alleys roam. Cops in cars .... LA Woman, you're my woman." (The Doors, 'LA Woman')

Moving to Los Angeles is the continuation of the American dream, of traveling west towards the setting sun and carving out a life on the edge of the world.

The good news: You can do it. Renting an apartment in LA is far easier and less expensive than in cities of comparable size like San Francisco and New York. Legions of dreamers, wanderers, pioneers, artists and those in search for a better life have picked up and moved to the belly of the beast, and so can you.

The bad news: Los Angeles has over 100 definable neighborhoods, and deciding which one of them to live in can be intimidating. However, if you do your research, you too can join the masses in the land of milk and honey, the entertainment capital of the world, the center of the universe: the City of Angels.

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments under $1,200 in Los Angeles, CA

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,200 in Los Angeles is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what paperwork they need and come prepared. Bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation from an employer or landlord are usually standard. It’s better to come to an apartment tour over-prepared and ready to sign.

You probably won’t find affordable apartments under $1,200 in Los Angeles in the heart of the action, but you can still land in a neighborhood you love. Look for locations on the outskirts of your dream location or reconsider how much space you really need. A studio apartment may offer plenty of space in your ideal neighborhood at a cheaper price point.

Some property managers will also know about apartments under $1,200 in other buildings they manage, or through word-of-mouth from industry contacts. Ask about any leads if you can’t find the space you need. Touring the first floor for affordable apartments that need some updating can also yield a great deal.