1 Apartments under 500 for rent in Albuquerque, NM

Last updated August 16 at 5:18pm UTC
1340 San Mateo Blvd SE
South San Pedro
Albuquerque, NM
Updated August 16 at 5:18pm UTC
Studio
$475

August 2018 Albuquerque Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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.

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August 2018 Albuquerque Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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 increase sharply over the past month

Albuquerque rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.7% 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 level with the state average of 0.7%, but lags the national average of 1.2%.

Albuquerque rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Albuquerque, similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. 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 $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 0.7% increase in Albuquerque.
  • While Albuquerque's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Minneapolis (-0.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Albuquerque than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Albuquerque.

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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.

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