6 Cheap Apartments for rent in Salem, OR

Last updated November 17 at 10:57am UTC
706 Norman Ave NE
Northeast Salem
Salem, OR
Updated November 16 at 12:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
2769 Summer St SE
South Central
Salem, OR
Updated November 16 at 12:32pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$795
3253 Center St NE
Northeast Salem
Salem, OR
Updated November 16 at 12:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
1100 NW Van Buren Ave
Corvallis
Corvallis, OR
Updated November 13 at 5:50pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
Results within 20 miles of Salem, OR
760 D St NE
Central Area
Salem, OR
Updated November 8 at 2:05am UTC
Studio
$795
908 NW Tyler
Corvallis
Corvallis, OR
Updated November 17 at 10:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$725
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November 2017 Salem Rent Report

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

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Salem

November 2017 Salem Rent Report

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

Salem rent trends were flat over the past month

Salem rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased sharply by 9.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Salem stand at $820 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,080 for a two-bedroom. Salem's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.0%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Salem rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased sharply in Salem, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Salem is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Salem's median two-bedroom rent of $1,080 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 9.4% increase in Salem.
  • While Salem's rents rose sharply over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including New York (-0.2%) and Miami (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Salem than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Salem.

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.

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.