6 Apartments under 2000 for rent in San Rafael, CA

Last updated August 15 at 12:10am UTC
Results within 10 miles of San Rafael, CA
5482 Morrow Dr
San Pablo
San Pablo, CA
Updated August 14 at 9:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
922 Carlson Blvd
Eastshore
Richmond, CA
Updated August 11 at 1:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
1650 5th St
Richmond
Richmond, CA
Updated August 10 at 9:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
361 S 9th St
Santa Fe
Richmond, CA
Updated August 10 at 9:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,950

August 2018 San Rafael Rent Report

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

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August 2018 San Rafael Rent Report

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

San Rafael rents held steady over the past month

San Rafael rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up significantly by 4.3% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Rafael stand at $2,680 for a one-bedroom apartment and $3,360 for a two-bedroom. San Rafael's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Rafael, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Over the past year, Berkeley is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 4.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,620, while one-bedrooms go for $2,090.
  • Fremont has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $3,740, while one-bedrooms go for $2,970.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,450; rents grew 0.8% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,240; rents increased 1.7% over the past month and 3.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to San Rafael

As rents have increased significantly in San Rafael, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, San Rafael 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 1.0% in San Diego.
  • San Rafael's median two-bedroom rent of $3,360 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 4.3% rise in San Rafael.
  • While San Rafael's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Chicago (-1.8%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in San Rafael than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, where San Rafael is more than 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 $2,460 $3,090 0.7% 1.1%
Oakland $1,780 $2,240 1.7% 3.3%
Fremont $2,970 $3,740 -0.3% 4.6%
Hayward $2,290 $2,880 0.4% 3.4%
Concord $2,440 $3,060 2.8% 3.8%
Berkeley $2,090 $2,620 -1.2% -4.6%
Richmond $2,140 $2,690 -0.1% 4.4%
Antioch $2,870 $3,610 0.6% 2.5%
Daly City $2,470 $3,100 0.5% 3.3%
San Mateo $3,540 $4,450 0.8% 2.4%
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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.

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