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Average Rent in Dallas & Rent Price Trends

May 4, 2022

Considering moving to Dallas? Before you start apartment hunting, learn about the local rental market. Make sure you know the average rent in Dallas to get your budget started!

Average Rent in Dallas

Note: The data provided reflects our available units on Apartment List. For data that reflects the entire market, we recommend you visit our Rent Report, which is created based on our holistic methodology. You can also download the raw data containing rent estimates for hundreds of cities across the country.

Dallas rents have increased by 0.99% compared to last month, and are up by 17.26% compared to last year.

  • 6% of apartments in Dallas cost less than $1,000 per month.
  • 60% of apartments in Dallas cost between $1,000-$1,999 per month.
  • 23% of apartments in Dallas cost between $2,000-$2,999 per month.
  • 11% of apartments in Dallas cost over $3,000 per month.

  • 5% of apartments in Dallas are studio apartments.
  • 60% of apartments in Dallas are 1-bedroom apartments.
  • 33% of apartments in Dallas are 2-bedroom apartments.
  • 2% of apartments in Dallas are 3-bedroom apartments.

Average Rent in Dallas Neighborhoods

Have your ideal Dallas neighborhood already picked out? Rent prices across neighborhoods can vary, so get familiar with the average rent prices across the various neighborhoods in Dallas.

NeighborhoodAverage 1- Bedroom Rent
Oak Lawn$2,379
Downtown Dallas$2,357
Victory Park$2,251
Uptown$2,148
Henderson$1,853
Lovefield West$1,784
Deep Ellum$1,679
Roseland$1,672
Casa View$1,639
Fort Worth Avenue$1,588

Learn about the best neighborhoods in Dallas.

What Salary Do You Need to Live in Dallas?

Using the 30% rule, we can give a rough estimate of the salary needed to rent an apartment in Dallas. If these numbers look high, remember that a roommate or two can drastically cut down your monthly rent!

  • If you are renting an average priced studio apartment in Dallas, your annual salary should be around $61,160 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 1-bedroom apartment in Dallas, your annual salary should be around $67,680 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 2-bedroom apartment in Dallas, your annual salary should be around $98,560 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 3-bedroom apartment in Dallas, your annual salary should be around $141,360 or higher.

If you're considering renting in Dallas, be sure to learn more about the cost of living in Dallas.

Having trouble deciding how much rent you can afford? Try using a rent calculator.

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AUTHOR
Kimi is a Content Associate and contributing author at Apartment List, helping renters find a new place to call home. Kimi earned her BA in Organizational Studies, Economics from Scripps College. Read More
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Rob is a senior 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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