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55 Cheap Apartments for rent in Los Angeles, CA

Last updated December 15 at 10:54am UTC
1600 West 84th Place
Congress Southwest
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 7:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
651 West 12th Street
Central San Pedro
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 6:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
1155 West 36th Street
Congress North
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 6:45am UTC
7 Bedrooms
$950
2713 South Gaffey Street
Coastal San Pedro
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 7:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
1533 North ALEXANDRIA Avenue
East Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:13am UTC
Studio
$1,200
9610 Zelzah Avenue
Northridge
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
128 S Lake St
Westlake
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:38pm UTC
Studio
$1,250
11722 Saticoy St.
North Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 12 at 7:37pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
846 S Serrano Ave
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 11 at 10:29am UTC
Studio
$1,250
9611 Zelzah Ave
Encino
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 9 at 10:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
301 N Ford Ave
East Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 9 at 10:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,300
20234 CANTARA Street
Winnetka
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:13am UTC
Studio
$1,275
1340 E 51st St - 4
Central Alameda
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 10:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,300
516 South Rampart Boulevard - 4
MacArthur Park
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 10:54am UTC
Studio
$1,250
516 South Rampart Boulevard - 14
MacArthur Park
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 15 at 10:54am UTC
Studio
$1,300
615 S Rampart Blvd
Westlake
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 6 at 11:19am UTC
Studio
$1,250
1241 E 64th St
Florence-Graham
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 1 at 11:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
20319 West View Dr.
Encino
Los Angeles, CA
Updated December 1 at 11:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
745 S Normandie Ave
Wilshire Center - Koreatown
Los Angeles, CA
Updated November 22 at 11:21am UTC
Studio
$1,325
711 S Rampart Blvd
Westlake
Los Angeles, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:55am UTC
Studio
$1,250
800 S Burlington Ave
Pico Union
Los Angeles, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:54am UTC
Studio
$1,195
1001 N Banning Blvd
Wilmington
Los Angeles, CA
Updated November 11 at 9:41am UTC
Studio
$1,295
601-05 Hyde Park Blvd
North Inglewood
Inglewood, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
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232 S Rampart Blvd
Westlake
Los Angeles, CA
Updated November 29 at 11:17am UTC
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$1,275

December 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined 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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December 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Los Angeles Rent Report. Los Angeles rents declined 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Los Angeles rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Los Angeles stand at $1,370 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,760 for a two-bedroom. Los Angeles' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

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, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,600, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,350, while one-bedrooms go for $1,830.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents remained steady over the past month.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.0% over the past year.

Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Los Angeles

As rents have increased slightly in Los Angeles, a few similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most other large 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 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in San Jose, 1.8% in San Francisco, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Los Angeles' median two-bedroom rent of $1,760 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.5% increase in Los Angeles.
  • While Los Angeles' rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Los Angeles than most similar cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, 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 $1,370 $1,760 -0.1% 1.5%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,770 -0.1% 0.7%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,110 -0.7% 1.1%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 -0.5% -0.2%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 -0.0% 0.3%
Glendale $1,410 $1,810 0.5% 1.7%
Huntington Beach $1,830 $2,350 -1.0% -0.7%
Santa Clarita $2,020 $2,600 -0.5% 4.0%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,090 -0.1% -0.4%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.1% 2.0%
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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.