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19 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbus, GA

Last updated December 14 at 5:41pm UTC
1615 Buford Ave
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 8:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$495
1316 20th St
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 8:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$625
1720 41st St
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 8:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$600
3137 Doyle Ave
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 8:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$550
1716 ELVAN AVENUE
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 5:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$595
4178 Old Cusseta Rd
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 3:39pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$375
1716 Elvan Ave.
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 12 at 7:31pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$600
4029 Trask Drive
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 5 at 10:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$450
3977 Trask Drive
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 5 at 10:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$450
3114 Baldwin Street
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 15 at 11:50am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$590
27 Stuart Drive
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 5 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$595
2406 Clover Lane
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 27 at 10:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$500
707 Harbison Drive
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated November 15 at 11:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$525
934 Diggs Ave
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 8:35am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$595
2410 Bruce Ave
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 12 at 7:27pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$500
3330 Matilda Lane - 15
Columbus
Columbus, GA
Updated December 14 at 5:36pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$400

December 2018 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased 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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December 2018 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents increased 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 increased moderately over the past month

Columbus rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $640 for a one-bedroom apartment and $760 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across cities in Georgia

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbus, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Georgia, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.9% 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, Roswell is the most expensive of all Georgia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,440; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Warner Robins, where a two-bedroom goes for $900, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.1%).
  • Marietta, Roswell, and Athens have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.7%, 3.6%, and 3.0%, respectively).

Columbus rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Columbus, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. 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 $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 0.8% rise in Columbus.
  • While Columbus' rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, 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.