Phoenix, AZ Rental Market Trends
Phoenix Rent Report: April 2023
Welcome to the Apartment List April 2023 Rent Report for Phoenix, AZ. Currently, the overall median rent in the city stands at $1,465, roughly the same as last month. Prices are now down 2.6% year-over-year. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Phoenix rental market and how it compares to trends throughout the broader Phoenix metro area and the nation as a whole.
Phoenix rents are flat month-over-month and down 2.6% year-over-year
The median rent in Phoenix fell by 0.2% over the course of March, and has now decreased by a total of 2.6% over the past 12 months. Phoenix’s rent growth over the past year has is similar to the state average (-2.6%) but has fallen below the national average (2.6%).
Phoenix rent growth in 2023 pacing below last year
Three months into the year, rents in Phoenix have fallen 0.7%. This is a slower rate of growth compared to what the city was experiencing at this point last year: from January to March 2022 rents had increased 0.8%.
March rent growth in Phoenix ranked #91 among large U.S. cities
Phoenix rents went down 0.2% in the past month, compared to the national rate of 0.5%. Among the nation's 100 largest cities, this ranks #91. Similar monthly rent growth took place in Jacksonville, FL (-0.2%) and Santa Ana, CA (-0.2%).
Phoenix is the #46 most expensive large city in the U.S., with a median rent of $1,465
Citywide, the median rent currently stands at $1,190 for a 1-bedroom apartment and $1,439 for a 2-bedroom. Across all bedroom sizes (ie, the entire rental market), the median rent is $1,465. That ranks #46 in the nation, among the country's 100 largest cities.
For comparison, the median rent across the nation as a whole is $1,158 for a 1-bedroom, $1,327 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,350 overall. The median rent in Phoenix is 8.5% higher than the national, and is similar to the prices you would find in Raleigh, NC ($1,471) and Tacoma, WA ($1,461).
Phoenix rents are 7.1% lower than the metro-wide median
If we expand our view to the wider Phoenix metro area, the median rent is $1,577 meaning that the median price in Phoenix proper ($1,465) is 7.1% lower than the price across the metro as a whole. Metro-wide annual rent growth stands at -3.3%, below the rate of rent growth within just the city.
The table below shows the latest rent stats for 11 cities in the Phoenix metro area that are included in our database. Among them, Gilbert is currently the most expensive, with a median rent of $2,031. Glendale is the metro’s most affordable city, with a median rent of $1,446. The metro's fastest annual rent growth is occurring in Gilbert (-2.5%) while the slowest is in Surprise (-7.2%).
You can also use the map below to explore the latest rent trends in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
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