138 Cheap Apartments for rent in St. Louis, MO

Last updated July 21 at 1:28am UTC
6008 Southwest Avenue
Clifton Heights
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:27pm UTC
Studio
$695
3003 Shenandoah Avenue
Compton Heights Historic District
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:27pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
4931 Jamieson Avenue
St. Louis Hills
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$725
6202 Loughborough Avenue
St. Louis Hills
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
4922 Kemper Avenue
Southwest Garden
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:25pm UTC
Studio
$550
1214 San Jacinto
Hi-Pointe
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:27pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$665
1215 San Jacinto
Hi-Pointe
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:27pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$665
3137 Osceola
Mount Pleasant
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$525
4238 Lawn Avenue
Southampton
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
5060 Chippewa
Southampton
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$495
3841 Dunnica Avenue
Dutchtown
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 19 at 6:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
2848 Wyoming St
Benton Park West
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 21 at 1:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$615
103 Arsenal St
Kosciusko
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 21 at 1:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
$525
5654 Delmar Blvd
DeBaliviere Place
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 21 at 1:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
5722 Thekla Ave
Walnut Park East
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 20 at 5:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
4910 W Florissant Ave
Mark Twain
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 20 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$525
3720 Nebraska Ave
Gravois Park
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 20 at 5:17pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$685
3133 Magnolia Ave
Tower Grove East
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 20 at 5:13pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$625
3850 Park Ave
Tiffany
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 20 at 1:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
1642 S 39th St
Tiffany
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 20 at 1:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
1112 MacKay Pl
Lafayette Square
St. Louis, MO
Updated July 20 at 1:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$695

July 2018 St. Louis Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 St. Louis Rent Report. St. Louis rents increased 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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July 2018 St. Louis Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 St. Louis Rent Report. St. Louis rents increased 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 increased over the past month

St. Louis rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down slightly by 0.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in St. Louis stand at $720 for a one-bedroom apartment and $930 for a two-bedroom. St. Louis' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.2%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

Rents rising across cities in Missouri

While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of St. Louis over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in Missouri for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.2% 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 $1,270; of the 10 largest cities in Missouri that we have data for, Springfield, St. Charles, and Columbia, where two-bedrooms go for $680, $1,060, and $730, respectively, are the three major cities in the state besides St. Louis to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.0%, -1.5%, and -0.2%).
  • St. Peters, Chesterfield, and Kansas City have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.3%, 2.0%, and 1.1%, respectively).

St. Louis rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • St. Louis' median two-bedroom rent of $930 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.4% decline in St. Louis.
  • While rents in St. Louis fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Miami (+1.8%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Louis 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 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 $720 $930 0.1% -0.4%
St. Charles $820 $1,060 1.0% -1.5%
St. Peters $870 $1,130 0.2% 2.3%
Florissant $770 $1,000 0.1% 0.4%
Chesterfield $980 $1,270 -0.3% 2.0%
Ballwin $1,000 $1,300 0.1% -0.7%
Maryland Heights $800 $1,040 0.1% 0.9%

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.