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4 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbia, MO

Last updated November 5 at 03:03pm
Downtown Columbia
9 Units Available
District Flats
127 S 8th St, Columbia, MO
1 Bedroom
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
868 sqft
4 Bedrooms
A six-story community just minutes from Mizzou. On-site grill area, cyber cafe, theater room and yoga studio. Fully furnished apartments available. Features include in-unit washers and dryers and underground parking.
Last updated April 3 at 06:02am
Benton - Stephens
1 Unit Available
1413-101 Paris Rd
1413 Paris Rd, Columbia, MO
4 Bedrooms
1400 sqft
PETS WELCOME! 4 BED/2 BATH AND 4 BED/4 BATH OPTIONS STARTING AT 425 rent/PERSON! Private rooms available now! Options available in 2 different floor plans! HALF OFF DEPOSIT and FIRST MONTH'S RENT FREE!! Quiet and well maintained, Summit
Last updated April 3 at 06:02am
White Gate
1 Unit Available
1518 Sylvan Ln #002
1518 Sylvan Lane, Columbia, MO
1 Bedroom
579 sqft
Summit Properties at Deerfield Apartments PETS WELCOME! Affordable and well maintained 1-bedroom apartments with easy access to I-70 and Hwy 63. Perfect for students and young Professionals alike.
Results within 1 mile of Columbia
Last updated April 3 at 06:02am
1 Unit Available
4497 W. Bellview Dr. - B
4497 West Bellview Drive, Boone County, MO
2 Bedrooms
850 sqft
Two Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Lower Level Apartment. Located In S.W. Columbia Near The MKT. Newly remodeled. Ceramic tile throughout. Large closets. Extra storage closets. Bathroom has been completely remodeled. Tenant pays all utilities.

April 2020 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Columbia Rent Report. Columbia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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April 2020 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Columbia Rent Report. Columbia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Columbia rent trends were flat over the past month

Columbia rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $573 for a one-bedroom apartment and $726 for a two-bedroom. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.9%.

    Rents rising across cities in Missouri

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbia, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Missouri, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.4% 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, St. Peters is the most expensive of all Missouri's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,218; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, St. Peters, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.0%).
    • St. Charles, Springfield, and Kansas City have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.7%, 3.9%, and 2.3%, respectively).

    Columbia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $726 is below the national average of $1,197. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.9% over the past year compared to the 0.5% increase in Columbia.
    • While Columbia's rents rose over the past year, the city of San Francisco saw a decrease of 0.2%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,102, which is more than four times the price in Columbia.

    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.


    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:

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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.

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