55 Apartments under 800 for rent in Philadelphia, PA

Last updated August 15 at 3:29am UTC
5427 WAYNE AVENUE
Penn Knox
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 15 at 2:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$700
3532 KENSINGTON AVENUE
Harrowgate
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 15 at 2:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
2928 POPLAR STREET
Fairmount
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 14 at 2:45am UTC
Studio
$725
4935 Spruce St Apt A20
Walnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 11 at 10:04am UTC
Studio
$799
4823 N BROAD STREET
Logan
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 9 at 2:53pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$595
1301 S. Ruby St.
Kingsessing
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 9 at 9:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
1021 North 63rd St
Overbrook
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 8 at 9:49am UTC
Studio
$750
4715 Walnut 402
Walnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 6 at 10:46am UTC
Studio
$795
2950 Rorer Street
Upper Kensington
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 4 at 9:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$495
5307 MASTER STREET
Carroll Park
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 11 at 2:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
5704 KEYSTONE STREET
Wissinoming
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 2 at 6:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$775
2126 N 18th St
Stanton
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 15 at 1:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
$475
6416 Glenmore Ave
Elmwood
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 14 at 9:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
1737 N 33rd St
Strawberry Mansion
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 12 at 5:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
1857 E Lippincott St
Richmond
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 12 at 9:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$775
420 W RUSCOMB STREET
Olney
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 11 at 2:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
4727 Leiper St
Frankford
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 9 at 5:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
5243 MARKET STREET
Haddington
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 9 at 6:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
23 E SILVER STREET
McGuire
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 14 at 2:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$775
118 N 53rd St
Haddington
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 10 at 5:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$725
5304 Akron St
Mayfair
Philadelphia, PA
Updated August 1 at 1:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650

August 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Philadelphia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Philadelphia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Philadelphia rents held steady over the past month

Philadelphia rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up marginally by 0.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Philadelphia stand at $970 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,170 for a two-bedroom. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across cities in Pennsylvania

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Philadelphia, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Pennsylvania, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% 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, West Chester is the most expensive of all Pennsylvania's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,590; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Pittsburgh, where a two-bedroom goes for $920, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.7%).
  • Monroeville, Lansdale, and Norristown have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.7%, 4.7%, and 2.6%, respectively).

Philadelphia rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Philadelphia, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Philadelphia is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

  • Philadelphia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,170 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 0.8% rise in Philadelphia.
  • While Philadelphia's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Chicago (-1.8%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Philadelphia.

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
Philadelphia $970 $1,170 -0.1% 0.8%
Levittown $1,200 $1,450 0.0% 0.3%
Norristown $1,150 $1,390 0.7% 2.6%
Drexel Hill $900 $1,080 -0.3% 0.6%
Pottstown $800 $1,000 -1.0% 1.1%
King of Prussia $1,260 $1,520 0.9% 2.1%
West Chester $1,320 $1,590 0.8% 1.1%
Lansdale $1,310 $1,580 0.5% 4.7%
Ardmore $1,190 $1,440 0.6% 1.3%

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.