Albuquerque, NM Rental Market Trends

Albuquerque Rent Report: February 2024

Welcome to the Apartment List February 2024 Rent Report for Albuquerque, NM. Currently, the overall median rent in the city stands at $1,157, after falling 1.0% last month. Prices are now down 1.0% year-over-year. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Albuquerque rental market and how it compares to trends throughout the nation as a whole.

Albuquerque rents are down 1.0% month-over-month and down 1.0% year-over-year

The median rent in Albuquerque fell by 1.0% over the course of January, and has now decreased by a total of 1.0% over the past 12 months. Albuquerque’s rent growth over the past year has is similar to both the state (-0.4%) and national averages (-1.0%).

January rent growth in Albuquerque ranked #89 among large U.S. cities

Albuquerque rents went down 1.0% in the past month, compared to the national rate of -0.3%. Among the nation's 100 largest cities, this ranks #89. Similar monthly rent growth took place in Wichita, KS (-1.0%) and Glendale, AZ (-1.0%).

Albuquerque is the #79 most expensive large city in the U.S., with a median rent of $1,157

Citywide, the median rent currently stands at $952 for a 1-bedroom apartment and $1,218 for a 2-bedroom. Across all bedroom sizes (ie, the entire rental market), the median rent is $1,157. That ranks #79 in the nation, among the country's 100 largest cities.

For comparison, the median rent across the nation as a whole is $1,207 for a 1-bedroom, $1,359 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,373 overall. The median rent in Albuquerque is 15.7% lower than the national, and is similar to the prices you would find in Omaha, NE ($1,184) and Spokane, WA ($1,140).


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