55 Apartments under 2200 for rent in San Francisco, CA

Last updated May 24 at 7:44pm UTC
1674 Palou Ave
Bayview
San Francisco, CA
Updated May 18 at 5:47pm UTC
Studio
$1,250
Results within 1 miles of San Francisco, CA
822 Steve Courter Way
Bayshore
Daly City, CA
Updated May 24 at 11:08am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
Results within 5 miles of San Francisco, CA
1580 Madison St
Lakeside
Oakland, CA
Updated May 24 at 6:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,100
922 Carlson Blvd
Eastshore
Richmond, CA
Updated May 24 at 6:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1529 Alice St Apt 200
Lakeside
Oakland, CA
Updated May 23 at 10:03am UTC
Studio
$1,600
419 South 23rd Street
Coronado
Richmond, CA
Updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,497
892 Union Street
East End
Alameda, CA
Updated May 16 at 11:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
878 Oak Street
East End
Alameda, CA
Updated May 16 at 11:52am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,100
25 12th Street
Iron Triangle
Richmond, CA
Updated May 11 at 12:37pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
950 Shorepoint Court #302
East End
Alameda, CA
Updated May 8 at 9:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,000
Results within 10 miles of San Francisco, CA
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May 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

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

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May 2018 San Francisco Rent Report

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

San Francisco rent trends were flat over the past month

San Francisco rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.3% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Francisco stand at $2,440 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,060 for a two-bedroom. San Francisco's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Francisco, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco 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.

  • Berkeley has seen rents fall by 3.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580.
  • Berkeley has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,580; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (1.5%).
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,340; rents remained steady over the past month.

Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Francisco

As rents have increased slightly in San Francisco, similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most other large cities across the country, San Francisco 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, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.9% in San Diego.
  • San Francisco's median two-bedroom rent of $3,060 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.3% increase in San Francisco.
  • While San Francisco's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+2.3%) and Dallas (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Francisco than most similar cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where San Francisco is nearly three 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 Francisco $2,440 $3,060 -0.0% 1.3%
Fremont $2,920 $3,670 1.4% 5.0%
Hayward $2,240 $2,820 0.4% 1.0%
Concord $2,440 $3,060 0.6% 1.9%
Berkeley $2,050 $2,580 1.5% -3.4%
Richmond $2,110 $2,650 0.3% 3.9%
Antioch $2,860 $3,600 -0.1% 4.3%
Daly City $2,430 $3,050 0.2% 2.5%
San Mateo $3,460 $4,340 0.3% 0.4%
San Leandro $2,170 $2,720 0.3% -0.8%
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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:

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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.