126 Cheap Apartments for rent in St. Louis, MO

Last updated May 22 at 5:16am UTC
6614 Devonshire Avenue
St. Louis Hills
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 22 at 3:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
3819 Wilmington Ave
Holly Hills
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 21 at 10:08am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$640
3120 Nebraska Ave
Benton Park West
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 21 at 10:08am UTC
1 Bedroom
$625
5601 Dewey Ave
Holly Hills
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 21 at 10:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
4523 Gravois Ave
Bevo Mill
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 21 at 10:04am UTC
Studio
$350
4910 W Florissant Ave
Mark Twain
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 21 at 10:02am UTC
1 Bedroom
$525
4205 Ellenwood Ave
Bevo Mill
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
$450
3807 Keokuk St
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
3807 Keokuk St
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
3942 Palm St
Greater Ville
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
4906 W Florissant Ave
Mark Twain
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
$525
4242 Dewey Ave
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
3862 Bamberger Ave
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
4445 Morganford Rd
Bevo Mill
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
4209 Ellenwood Ave
Bevo Mill
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 19 at 9:40am UTC
1 Bedroom
$450
6338 Virginia Ave
Carondelet
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 19 at 2:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$505
3805 Keokuk St
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
4118 Michigan Ave
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
7215 Michigan Ave
Patch
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 21 at 10:02am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
3561 Itaska St
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated May 20 at 10:53am UTC
Studio
$500
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May 2018 St. Louis Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 St. Louis Rent Report. St. Louis rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Louis rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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May 2018 St. Louis Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 St. Louis Rent Report. St. Louis rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Louis rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

St. Louis rents held steady over the past month

Over the past month St. Louis rents have remained steady. Currently, median rents in St. Louis stand at $710 for a one-bedroom apartment and $930 for a two-bedroom. St. Louis' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.5%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across cities in Missouri

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of St. Louis, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Missouri, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.5% 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, Chesterfield is the most expensive of all Missouri's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,280; of the 10 largest cities in Missouri that we have data for, St. Charles, Springfield, and Columbia, where two-bedrooms go for $1,040, $680, and $730, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.6%, -1.2%, and -0.1%).
  • Chesterfield, St. Peters, and Blue Springs have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.2%, 2.8%, and 1.9%, respectively).

St. Louis rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in St. Louis has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. St. Louis is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • St. Louis' median two-bedroom rent of $930 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in St. Louis.
  • While rents in St. Louis remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Denver (+1.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,030, $1,170, and $1,320 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Louis than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three times the price in St. Louis.

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
St. Louis $710 $930 0.1% 0.1%
St. Charles $800 $1,040 0.6% -2.6%
St. Peters $860 $1,120 0.0% 2.8%
Florissant $770 $990 0.1% 0.5%
Chesterfield $990 $1,280 0.4% 3.2%
Ballwin $1,010 $1,310 0.9% 2.7%
Maryland Heights $800 $1,040 0.3% 1.6%

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:

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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.