19 Cheap Apartments for rent in Baton Rouge, LA

Last updated November 21 at 9:13pm UTC
4523 Alvin Dark Ave
South Campus
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 31 at 1:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
1984 Brightside Dr
South Campus
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 31 at 1:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
680 Sharp Ln
North Sherwood Forest
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated November 16 at 12:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$595
5130 Butter Creek Ln Unit 4
South Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated November 16 at 12:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
1444 Jim Taylor Dr
South Campus
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 31 at 6:49pm UTC
Studio
$400
10769 Alco Ave
Jones Creek
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated November 20 at 2:10am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
1701 Lobdell Ave
Tara
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated November 16 at 12:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
116 Oak Ridge Ave
Donaldsonville
Donaldsonville, LA
Updated November 21 at 6:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$775
8152 Ned Ave
South Burbank
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated November 1 at 10:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
Results within 1 miles of Baton Rouge, LA
768 Carol Marie #3
Mid City
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated November 18 at 11:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
Results within 20 miles of Baton Rouge, LA
8036 Bayou Fountain Ave
South Burbank
Baton Rouge, LA
Updated October 29 at 6:15pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
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November 2017 Baton Rouge Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 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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November 2017 Baton Rouge Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 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, but have increased moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baton Rouge stand at $790 for a one-bedroom apartment and $910 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Baton Rouge's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.3%, but trails the national average of 2.7%.

Baton Rouge rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Baton Rouge, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Baton Rouge is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Baton Rouge's median two-bedroom rent of $910 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 2.4% increase in Baton Rouge.
  • While Baton Rouge's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including New York (-0.2%) and Miami (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baton Rouge than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, 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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