4 Apartments under 500 for rent in Albuquerque, NM

Last updated September 16 at 10:09AM
75 Hotel Cir NE
Princess Jeanne
Albuquerque, NM
Updated August 30 at 10:02AM
451 58th Street NW
West Mesa
Albuquerque, NM
Updated September 16 at 10:09AM
1 Bedroom
416 Texas Street SE
Trumbull Village
Albuquerque, NM
Updated September 12 at 2:37AM
1 Bedroom
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Rent Report

September 2017 Albuquerque Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Albuquerque Rent Report. Albuquerque rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Albuquerque rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Albuquerque rents increased significantly over the past month

Albuquerque rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up significantly by 4.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Albuquerque stand at $710 for a one-bedroom apartment and $870 for a two-bedroom. This is the twelfth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in August of last year. Albuquerque's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.7%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Albuquerque rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

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

  • Albuquerque's median two-bedroom rent of $870 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 4.1% rise in Albuquerque.
  • While Albuquerque's rents rose over the past year, the city of Miami saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Albuquerque than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Albuquerque.

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:

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.