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Average Rent in Atlanta & Rent Price Trends

By: Justin Chaplin and Rob Warnock
January 13, 2021

Thinking about moving to Atlanta? Before packing your bags and heading south, learn about the average rent in Atlanta. Having an idea of how much an Atlanta apartment costs will help with budgeting and planning your move.

Average Rent in Atlanta

  • The average rent for an Atlanta studio apartment is $1,048.
  • The average rent for an Atlanta 1-bedroom apartment is $1,178.
  • The average rent for an Atlanta 2-bedroom apartment is $1,186.
  • The average rent for an Atlanta 3-bedroom apartment is $1,239.

For the whole state of Georgia, rent prices are up 1.2% over the past year. However, the city of Atlanta is a different story. Atlanta rent prices are down 2.5% year-over-year. Now is a great time to score a deal on an Atlanta apartment, with more and more rent specials popping up.

  • 5% of Atlanta apartments cost less than $1,000 per month.
  • 69% of Atlanta apartments cost between $1,000-$1,999 per month.
  • 21% of Atlanta apartments cost between $2,000-$2,999 per month.
  • 6% of Atlanta apartments cost over $3,000 per month.

  • 6% of apartments in Atlanta are studio apartments.
  • 47% of apartments in Atlanta are 1-bedroom apartments.
  • 40% of apartments in Atlanta are 2-bedroom apartments.
  • 7% of apartments in Atlanta are 3-bedroom apartments or larger.

Average Rent in Atlanta Neighborhoods

NeighborhoodAverage 1-BR RentAverage 2-BR Rent
Midtown$1,869$2,800
Home Park$1,853$2,631
Poncey / Inman$1,844$2,558
Brookwood$1,779$2,338
Marietta / GA Tech$1,742$2,256
Reynoldstown$1,721$2,291
Ormewood Park$1,713$2,015
Old Fourth Ward$1,688$2,183
Atlantic Station$1,561$1,967
Collier Hills$1,554$2,019
  • The most expensive neighborhoods in Atlanta are Midtown ($1,869), Home Park ($1,853), and Poncey-Highland/Inman Park ($1,844).

  • The most affordable neighborhoods in Atlanta are Vine City ($1,209), Loring Heights ($1,254) and Summerhill ($1,349).

How Much Do I Need to Make to live in Atlanta?

Not sure how much you need to make to live comfortably in Atlanta? Using the 30% rule, we can get a sense of the salary you'll need to live in an average-priced Atlanta apartment.

  • If you are renting an average priced studio apartment in Atlanta, your annual salary should be around $37,728 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 1-bedroom apartment in Atlanta, your annual salary should be around $42,408 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 2-bedroom apartment in Atlanta, your annual salary should be around $42,696 or higher.

Although the 30% rule gives an estimate, these numbers can be dramatically cut down if you are renting with a roommate or two.

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AUTHOR
Justin is a Content Manager and contributing author at Apartment List, helping people navigate the world of renting. Justin previously spent his time earning his BBA in Marketing from Boise State University. Read More
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Rob is a research associate at Apartment List, where he examines trends in the housing and rental markets. Previously he worked in public health policy, and before that, graduated from UCLA with a degree in Globalization. Read More
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