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Average Rent in Los Angeles & Rent Price Trends

May 2, 2022

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

Average Rent in Los Angeles

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.

Los Angeles rents have increased by 0.41% compared to last month, and are up by 15.2% compared to last year.

For a broader discussion of rent changes across the country, check out our National Rent Report. You can download the raw data containing rent estimates for hundreds of cities across the country.

  • 1% of apartments in Los Angeles cost less than $1,000 per month.
  • 8% of apartments in Los Angeles cost between $1,000-$1,999 per month.
  • 34% of apartments in Los Angeles cost between $2,000-$2,999 per month.
  • 57% of apartments in Los Angeles cost over $3,000 per month.

  • 16% of apartments in Los Angeles are studio apartments.
  • 35% of apartments in Los Angeles are 1-bedroom apartments.
  • 33% of apartments in Los Angeles are 2-bedroom apartments.
  • 16% of apartments in Los Angeles are 3-bedroom apartments.

Average Rent in Los Angeles Neighborhoods

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

NeighborhoodAverage 1- Bedroom Rent
West Adams$4,294
Westside$3,662
Mar Vista$3,556
Congress West$3,453
Mid-City West$3,389
Hollywood$3,276
Westchester-Playa Del Rey$3,124
Downtown Los Angeles$3,075
Hollywood Hills West$2,894
Historic Cultural$2,865

Learn about the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

What Salary Do You Need to Live in Los Angeles?

Using the 30% rule, we can give a rough estimate of the salary needed to rent an apartment in Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles, your annual salary should be around $88,120 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 1-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, your annual salary should be around $118,960 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 2-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, your annual salary should be around $156,600 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 3-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, your annual salary should be around $198,840 or higher.

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

Having trouble deciding how much rent you can afford? Try using a rent calculator. If Los Angeles doesn't seem like the city for you, consider cheaper Californian cities.

Ready to make the move to Los Angeles? Start apartment hunting in Los Angeles with our quiz!

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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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