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May 2018 Albuquerque Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Albuquerque Rent Report. Albuquerque rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Albuquerque rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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May 2018 Albuquerque Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Albuquerque Rent Report. Albuquerque rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Albuquerque rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Albuquerque rents declined marginally over the past month

Albuquerque rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.8% 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. Albuquerque's year-over-year rent growth is on par with the state average of 1.8%, but exceeds the national average of 1.5%.

Albuquerque rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Albuquerque, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Albuquerque is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

  • Albuquerque's median two-bedroom rent of $870 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Albuquerque.
  • While Albuquerque's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Denver (+1.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Albuquerque than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, 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.

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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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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.