33 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbus, GA

Last updated November 24 at 3:57pm UTC
1206 Winston Road
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated October 28 at 11:09am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$495
1414 Foye Avenue
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 17 at 10:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$495
2413 Clover Lane
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 21 at 11:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$550
563 Parkchester Drive
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 23 at 12:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$575
417 CENTRAL CIRCLE
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 1 at 1:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$475
53 Patton Drive
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated October 28 at 11:09am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$450
2826 PEABODY AVENUE
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated September 6 at 2:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$550
1310 STARK AVENUE
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 23 at 9:28am UTC
Studio
$500
1017 PIEDMONT DRIVE
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated August 11 at 2:35am UTC
Studio
$595
39 MUSCOGEE DRIVE
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated September 6 at 2:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$450
2939 Hood Street
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 2 at 12:10pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$550
2308 Pye Ave
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 23 at 12:17pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$600
925 Harbison Drive
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated October 7 at 9:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$475
1403 Foye Avenue
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 11 at 10:34am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$575
507 22ND STREET
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated September 6 at 2:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$550
254 ROBERT E. LEE DRIVE *
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 23 at 12:16pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$600
138 TICKNOR DRIVE
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 7 at 11:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$525
3114 Baldwin Street
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 23 at 12:14pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$590
Farwell Dr
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 23 at 9:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$625
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November 2017 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbus rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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November 2017 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbus rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Columbus rents declined significantly over the past month

Columbus rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $630 for a one-bedroom apartment and $760 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.4%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across cities in Georgia

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Columbus, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Georgia, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 3.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Alpharetta is the most expensive of all Georgia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,440; of the 10 largest Georgia cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Athens experiencing the fastest growth (+7.2%).
  • Marietta, Savannah, and Roswell have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 5.4%, and 5.3%, respectively).

Columbus rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Columbus has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Columbus is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $760 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Columbus.
  • While rents in Columbus remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw decreases, including DC (-0.6%), New York (-0.2%), Miami (-0.2%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,540, $2,490, and $1,350 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than four times the price in Columbus.

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.

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.