56 Apartments under 1500 for rent in San Diego, CA

Last updated August 17 at 3:27am UTC
11463 Westonhill Dr
Mira Mesa
San Diego, CA
Updated August 16 at 10:19am UTC
7 Bedrooms
$650
314 Willie James Jones Ave Apt 31
Lincoln Park
San Diego, CA
Updated August 14 at 9:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
4240 Menlo Avenue #19
Teralta East
San Diego, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,325
6370 Rancho Mission Rd. #914
Grantville
San Diego, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:03am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
3656 Texas Street
North Park
San Diego, CA
Updated August 10 at 9:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
4021 Idaho St Apt 1/2
North Park
San Diego, CA
Updated August 9 at 9:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
6386 Rancho Mission Road #321
Grantville
San Diego, CA
Updated August 5 at 9:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,480
4346 Kansas St
North Park
San Diego, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
3172 Adams Ave
Adams North
San Diego, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,475
5033 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Clairemont Mesa East
San Diego, CA
Updated August 16 at 5:17pm UTC
Studio
$1,250
5033 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Clairemont Mesa East
San Diego, CA
Updated August 16 at 5:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
6779 Beadnell Way
Clairemont Mesa East
San Diego, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
3322 L St
Stockton
San Diego, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$995
5942 Rancho Mission Rd
Grantville
San Diego, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
3087 A St
Golden Hill
San Diego, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:14pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
4177 Illinois St
North Park
San Diego, CA
Updated August 14 at 5:09pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
939 Turquoise St
Pacific Beach
San Diego, CA
Updated August 12 at 5:13pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
4739 Mansfield St
Adams North
San Diego, CA
Updated August 8 at 5:35pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495

August 2018 San Diego Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 San Diego Rent Report. San Diego rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Diego rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2018 San Diego Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 San Diego Rent Report. San Diego rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Diego rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

San Diego rents increase sharply over the past month

San Diego rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in San Diego stand at $1,560 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,030 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. San Diego's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Diego, 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.

  • Encinitas has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,430, while one-bedrooms go for $1,870.
  • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,450; rents decreased 0.6% over the past month but were up 2.3% 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 grew 0.1% over the past month and 4.2% over the past year.

Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Diego

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

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in San Jose, 1.3% in Los Angeles, and 1.1% in San Francisco.
  • San Diego's median two-bedroom rent of $2,030 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in San Diego.
  • While San Diego's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 2.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Diego than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, where San Diego is nearly twice 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 $2,030 0.6% 1.0%
Chula Vista $1,650 $2,140 -0.1% 2.0%
Oceanside $1,760 $2,290 -0.4% 0.7%
Escondido $1,430 $1,850 -0.8% 2.2%
Carlsbad $1,890 $2,450 -0.6% 2.3%
El Cajon $1,270 $1,650 1.5% 0.8%
Vista $1,420 $1,850 0.2% 3.0%
San Marcos $1,540 $2,000 -0.1% 2.8%
Encinitas $1,870 $2,430 -2.4% 4.2%
National City $1,180 $1,530 0.1% 4.2%
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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.