9 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Los Angeles, CA

Last updated May 22 at 12:31pm UTC
14400 Vose St
Van Nuys
Los Angeles, CA
Updated May 22 at 12:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,195
20327 Saticoy Street
Winnetka
Los Angeles, CA
Updated May 18 at 10:49am UTC
Studio
$1,050
2320 Ocean View Ave
Westlake
Los Angeles, CA
Updated May 17 at 10:13am UTC
Studio
$1,195
400 S Occidental Blvd
Westlake
Los Angeles, CA
Updated May 6 at 10:35am UTC
Studio
$1,195
10331 Lindley Avenue
Granada Hills
Los Angeles, CA
Updated March 17 at 2:54am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$800
Results within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA
810 W 137th St
Compton
Compton, CA
Updated May 22 at 12:25pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
12926 Doty Avenue
East Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA
Updated May 5 at 5:26am UTC
Studio
$1,095
1430 E South St
Lindbergh
Long Beach, CA
Updated April 27 at 1:47am UTC
Studio
$700
Results within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA
26533 Shakespeare
Stevenson Ranch
Stevenson Ranch, CA
Updated May 16 at 11:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
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May 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Angeles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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May 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Los Angeles rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Los Angeles rents held steady over the past month

Los Angeles rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,360 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,740 for a two-bedroom. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 2.1%, but exceeds the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Los Angeles, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,630.
  • Over the past year, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,380, while one-bedrooms go for $1,850.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,680; rents decreased 0.2% over the past month but were up 2.6% over the past year.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,740; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 5.1% over the past year.

Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

As rents have increased moderately in Los Angeles, a few other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Los Angeles is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 1.9% in San Diego, and 1.3% in San Francisco.
  • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,740 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.1% rise in Los Angeles.
  • While Los Angeles' rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.2%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most other large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Los Angeles 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
Los Angeles $1,360 $1,740 0.1% 2.1%
Long Beach $1,370 $1,760 -0.1% 2.0%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,110 -0.3% 3.8%
Santa Ana $1,450 $1,860 -0.6% 1.8%
Irvine $2,080 $2,680 -0.2% 2.6%
Glendale $1,380 $1,770 0.8% -0.0%
Huntington Beach $1,850 $2,380 -0.9% -0.2%
Santa Clarita $1,980 $2,550 1.0% 4.8%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,100 -0.1% 5.3%
Lancaster $1,350 $1,740 -0.1% 5.1%
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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.