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Average Rent in Sacramento & Rent Price Trends

By: Kimi Kaneshina, Rob Warnock, and Justin Chaplin
October 8, 2021

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

Average Rent in Sacramento

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.

Sacramento rents have increased by 2.69% compared to last month, and are up by 15.64% compared to last year.

  • 0% of apartments in Sacramento cost less than $1,000 per month.
  • 22% of apartments in Sacramento cost between $1,000-$1,999 per month.
  • 62% of apartments in Sacramento cost between $2,000-$2,999 per month.
  • 15% of apartments in Sacramento cost over $3,000 per month.

  • 6% of apartments in Sacramento are studio apartments.
  • 45% of apartments in Sacramento are 1-bedroom apartments.
  • 36% of apartments in Sacramento are 2-bedroom apartments.
  • 13% of apartments in Sacramento are 3-bedroom apartments.

What Salary Do You Need to Live in Sacramento?

Using the 30% rule, we can give a rough estimate of the salary needed to rent an apartment in Sacramento. 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 Sacramento, your annual salary should be around $69,264 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 1-bedroom apartment in Sacramento, your annual salary should be around $79,200 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 2-bedroom apartment in Sacramento, your annual salary should be around $95,004 or higher.

Having trouble deciding how much rent you can afford? Try using a rent calculator. If Sacramento seems too pricey for you, consider other cities in California that may be cheaper.

Ready to make the move to Sacramento? Learn which neighborhood is right for you. Then, start apartment hunting in Sacramento 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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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
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