/
/
/
cheap apartments
Last updated January 23 2020 at 9:12 PM

484 Cheap Apartments for rent in Chicago, IL

Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Chicago Lawn
1 Unit Available
6401 S Maplewood Ave
6401 S Maplewood Ave, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$910
700 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Conveniently located near public transit bus lines 358 and 350, this property features one- and two-bedroom units with hardwood floors and patio/balcony. Some paid utilities. On-site laundry available, as is parking.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
South Shore
1 Unit Available
1742 E 72nd St
1742 E 72nd St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$620
450 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Close to E 71st Street and the bright lights of Downtown Chicago. Newly renovated apartments have hardwood floors and internet access. On-site laundry available. Some bills are paid.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Austin
1 Unit Available
5024 W Quincy St
5024 W Quincy St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$855
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Spacious one-bedroom apartments in a very walkable Austin neighborhood. Units Include hardwood floors and large windows. Easy access to several public transit lines. Building is surrounded by gate for added security.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Chicago Lawn
1 Unit Available
6356-58 S Francisco
6356 S Francisco Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$920
695 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Recently renovated units feature hardwood floors, and Internet access is included. Available in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Located in a very walkable neighborhood, close to Marquette Elementary School.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
South Shore
4 Units Available
7715 South Shore Drive
7715 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
Studio
$770
310 sqft
1 Bedroom
$785
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Cozy apartments right near Lake Michigan. Some utilities paid. Fully equipped kitchens. Laundry center on site. Minutes from Rainbow Beach Park and the sand. Easy access to I-90.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Uptown
7 Units Available
Reside on Clarendon
4157 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,025
334 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,274
485 sqft
Recently-renovated, classic Chicago apartments in the Buena Vista neighborhood, within walking distance of Lake Michigan parks and public transportation. Studio and 1-bedroom units with hardwood floors and dishwashers. Off-street parking available for a fee. Gym.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Rogers Park
10 Units Available
Reside on Morse
1340 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$960
446 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,290
691 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,392
980 sqft
Great location for commuters, just steps from Morse station on the Red Line. Residents can take advantage of on-site laundry, 24-hour maintenance and parking. Units feature hardwood floors, dishwasher and bathtub.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Uptown
3 Units Available
Reside at 823
823 W Buena Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,031
446 sqft
1 Bedroom
Ask
Stylish apartment homes close to Disney Magnet Elementary School and Route 41. Homes feature walk-in closets, kitchen appliances and a bathtub. 24-hour concierge and maintenance. Dogs and cats allowed.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Uptown
9 Units Available
Reside at 849
849 W Buena Ave, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,020
431 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,385
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,085
1123 sqft
Close to Disney Magnet Elementary School and Route 41. Modern homes featuring kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and bathtub. Residents have access to on-site laundry and high-speed internet. Pet-friendly.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:19pm
Rogers Park
2 Units Available
Sheridan Terrace
6725 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,059
600 sqft
Sheridan Terrace is located just around the corner from the beach offering an escape from the urban hustle. Just across the street is a small movie theater and Starbucks.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:19pm
Edgewater
4 Units Available
Sheridan Glen Apartments
6040 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
Studio
$868
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,057
630 sqft
At Sheridan Glen Apartments, you can be just steps away from Lake Michigan and the beach with quick access to CTA and Lake Shore Drive. The property is in a prime location just south of Loyola University.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:19pm
Rogers Park
8 Units Available
Sheridan Lake Apartments
6401 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,170
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,022
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,532
1050 sqft
Welcome home to Sheridan Lake! As you enter the thriving neighborhood of Rogers Park, you are greeted by the magnificent and inviting Sheridan Lake Apartments, conveniently located next door to Loyola University's incredible Lakeshore Campus.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 04:47pm
Lakeview
1 Unit Available
644 West Surf
644 W Surf St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$995
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
Ask
Conveniently located near Bel Air and Springdale Malls and the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. Kitchens feature hardwood floors, dishwashers and efficient refrigerators. Washer/dryer hookups available.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Rogers Park
7 Units Available
Vivian
6807 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL
Studio
$950
404 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,430
631 sqft
Newly updated homes near Loyola Beach. 24-hour laundry and 24-hour maintenance available. Enjoy the onsite media room and lobby. Close to Loyola University of Chicago. Right on North Sheridan Road.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Auburn Gresham
1 Unit Available
8100 S Throop St
8100 S Throop St, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$865
850 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Spacious units with hardwood floors, large windows and on-site laundry facilities. Kitchen appliances include a refrigerator and stove. Some utilities included. Dogs and cats are welcome.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 09:09pm
O'Hare
58 Units Available
The Pavilion
5441 N East River Rd, Chicago, IL
Studio
$970
537 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,185
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,665
1066 sqft
The Cumberland "L" station and Triangle Plaza are only minutes from this property. Community amenities include a sauna, tennis court, hot tub and pool. Apartments are furnished and feature a range of appliances.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 06:03pm
Edgewater
5 Units Available
The Edge at Sheridan
5910 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL
Studio
$995
395 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,519
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
870 sqft
Located right on Sheridan Road, adjacent to a beautiful park and with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and Lane Beach, this Edgewater Apartment, Edge@Sheridans, location is superb!\nNewly constructed with cutting edge amenities both inside our
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Greater Grand Crossing
1 Unit Available
219 E 68th
219 E 68th St, Chicago, IL
2 Bedrooms
$950
1049 sqft
The Metra, Chicago Skyway and Interstate 94 are all within moments of this community. Units have been recently renovated and feature a patio or balcony. Garage parking available.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Grand Boulevard
1 Unit Available
4820 S Michigan Ave
4820 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
$955
475 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
One- and two-bedroom apartments near DuSable High School, Beethoven Elementary School and Taylor Park. Units have granite counters and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly building with on-site laundry facilities.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 03:22am
Lakeview
2 Units Available
596 West Hawthorne
596 W Hawthorne Pl, Chicago, IL
Studio
$1,010
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
Ask
Comfortable apartments with ceiling fans and fully-equipped kitchens. Units have vintage details and crown molding. On-site laundry and private parking lend extra convenience to apartment living. Within walking distance of several restaurants.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Chatham
1 Unit Available
741-53 E 79th
741 E 79th St, Chicago, IL
Studio
$640
250 sqft
1 Bedroom
Ask
Within easy reach of 79th Street railway station. Pet-friendly apartments with phone entry intercoms in a spacious multi-use property with an on-site laundry. Select apartments feature hardwood floors. Rent includes heating and cooking gas.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
South Shore
10 Units Available
7100 South Shore Apartment Homes
7100 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
Studio
$675
407 sqft
1 Bedroom
$856
694 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Luxury apartments located right on South Shore Drive with stunning lake views. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments close to Hyde Park and plenty of restaurants and shops. Spacious units with large closets.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Austin
5 Units Available
5201 W Washington Blvd
5201-07 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, IL
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$830
505 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$845
613 sqft
Welcome to 5201 W Washington Blvd in South Austin on the West side of Chicago! This property offers Studio, 1-Bedroom, and 2-Bedroom apartments for rent. Live within walking distance to local restaurants, numerous schools, and Columbus Park.
Verified
Last updated January 23 at 07:20pm
Austin
1 Unit Available
418 S Laramie
418 South Laramie Avenue, Chicago, IL
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$895
700 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
This 30-unit building is located in the Austin neighborhood on the West side of Chicago, and features condo-quality apartments. The building has On-Site Laundry, and apartments may include Free Heat, Hardwood Floors, and Eat-In Kitchens.

January 2020 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Chicago Rent Report. Chicago rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chicago rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

View full Rent Report

January 2020 Chicago Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Chicago Rent Report. Chicago rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chicago rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Chicago rents held steady over the past month

Chicago rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Chicago stand at $1,093 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,285 for a two-bedroom. Chicago's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, but is in line with the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Chicago Metro

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

    • Naperville has the most expensive rents in the Chicago metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,755; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Waukegan has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,014, while one-bedrooms go for $862.

    Chicago rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Chicago, a few comparable cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Chicago is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Illinois as a whole logging rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.0% in Rockford and 0.3% in Springfield.
    • Chicago's median two-bedroom rent of $1,285 is above the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year, which matches the rise in Chicago.
    • While Chicago's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Columbus (+1.8%), DC (+1.6%), and New York (+1.3%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chicago than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,088, which is more than twice the price in Chicago.

    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
    Chicago
    $1,090
    $1,290
    0.1%
    1.4%
    Aurora
    $1,130
    $1,330
    0.6%
    1%
    Joliet
    $950
    $1,120
    0.4%
    0.1%
    Naperville
    $1,490
    $1,760
    0.3%
    -0.5%
    Elgin
    $1,000
    $1,180
    0.5%
    1.1%
    Waukegan
    $860
    $1,010
    -0.4%
    2.6%
    Hammond
    $840
    $990
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Gary
    $790
    $920
    -1.2%
    0.9%
    Arlington Heights
    $1,250
    $1,480
    0.7%
    0.2%
    Evanston
    $1,320
    $1,550
    -0.1%
    1.5%
    Schaumburg
    $1,440
    $1,690
    0.6%
    1.5%
    Bolingbrook
    $1,310
    $1,540
    -0.3%
    0.5%
    Palatine
    $1,180
    $1,390
    0.8%
    1.2%
    Des Plaines
    $980
    $1,150
    0.3%
    0.2%
    Wheaton
    $1,260
    $1,490
    0
    4.1%
    Hoffman Estates
    $1,100
    $1,290
    -0.6%
    0.1%
    Oak Park
    $850
    $1,000
    -1.1%
    2.8%
    Lombard
    $1,340
    $1,580
    0.7%
    -2.9%
    Buffalo Grove
    $1,340
    $1,570
    -0.5%
    -1.9%
    Carol Stream
    $1,170
    $1,370
    0.1%
    2%
    Romeoville
    $1,590
    $1,870
    -0.7%
    -0.3%
    Wheeling
    $1,140
    $1,340
    -0.2%
    0.2%
    Calumet City
    $880
    $1,030
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    Merrillville
    $970
    $1,140
    0.3%
    0.8%
    Glendale Heights
    $1,120
    $1,320
    -0.9%
    0.3%
    St. Charles
    $1,250
    $1,470
    0.6%
    -0.9%
    Woodridge
    $1,180
    $1,390
    -1.5%
    -1.4%
    Gurnee
    $1,210
    $1,420
    2.3%
    -2.6%
    Oswego
    $1,680
    $1,980
    0.5%
    -2.6%
    Chicago Heights
    $920
    $1,080
    -0.3%
    0.6%
    Lansing
    $830
    $980
    0
    -2.9%
    Vernon Hills
    $1,330
    $1,560
    0.2%
    0.1%
    Woodstock
    $980
    $1,150
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Westmont
    $1,310
    $1,540
    0.8%
    3.8%
    Zion
    $900
    $1,060
    -0.3%
    1.2%
    Rolling Meadows
    $1,270
    $1,490
    1%
    2.3%
    Lisle
    $1,250
    $1,470
    -0.1%
    3%
    Bloomingdale
    $1,500
    $1,760
    -0.3%
    -1.2%
    Park Forest
    $990
    $1,170
    0
    1.4%
    Richton Park
    $1,070
    $1,250
    0.8%
    0.9%
    See More

    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.

    Similar Pages

    Chicago 1 BedroomsChicago 2 BedroomsChicago 2 Bedrooms 2 BathroomsChicago 3 BedroomsChicago Accessible ApartmentsChicago Apartments under $1,000

    Apartments For Rent in Nearby Cities

    Nearby Neighborhoods

    Apartments Near Colleges