16 Cheap Apartments for rent in Baton Rouge, LA

Last updated January 17 at 3:21am UTC
5997 Evangeline St
Brookstown
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated January 11 at 11:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$700
3030 Congress Blvd. #56
Bocage - Citi Place - Concord Estates
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated January 3 at 3:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
768 Carol Marie #3
Mid City
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated January 11 at 11:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
1984 Brightside Dr #111
South Campus
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated January 10 at 12:54pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$700
1444 Jim Taylor Dr
South Campus
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated January 3 at 1:47am UTC
Studio
$400
Results within 1 miles of Baton Rouge, LA
680 Sharp Ln
North Sherwood Forest
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated January 11 at 12:11pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
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January 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report. Baton Rouge rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baton Rouge rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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January 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Baton Rouge Rent Report. Baton Rouge rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baton Rouge rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Baton Rouge rents declined over the past month

Baton Rouge rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, and are down slightly by 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baton Rouge stand at $780 for a one-bedroom apartment and $900 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Baton Rouge's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Baton Rouge rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen slightly in Baton Rouge, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Baton Rouge is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Baton Rouge's median two-bedroom rent of $900 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 0.2% decline in Baton Rouge.
  • While rents in Baton Rouge fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Dallas (+2.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baton Rouge than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than three times the price in Baton Rouge.

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.

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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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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.