Average Rent in Seattle & Rent Price Trends
Considering a move to Seattle? Before you start apartment hunting, learn about the local rental market. Make sure you know the average rent in Seattle to get your budget started!
Average Rent in Seattle
- The average rent for a Seattle studio apartment is $1,698
- The average rent for a Seattle 1-bedroom apartment is $2,435
- The average rent for a Seattle 2-bedroom apartment is $3,452
- The average rent for a Seattle 3-bedroom apartment is $4,024
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.
Seattle Rent Trends: Rent Growth
Seattle rents have increased by 2.54% compared to last month, and are up by 12.04% compared to last year.
Seattle Rent Trends: Inventory by Average Apartment Rent
- 1% of apartments in Seattle cost less than $1,000 per month.
- 33% of apartments in Seattle cost between $1,000-$1,999 per month.
- 43% of apartments in Seattle cost between $2,000-$2,999 per month.
- 23% of apartments in Seattle cost over $3,000 per month.
Seattle Rent Trends: Inventory by Apartment Type
- 23% of apartments in Seattle are studio apartments.
- 54% of apartments in Seattle are 1-bedroom apartments.
- 19% of apartments in Seattle are 2-bedroom apartments.
- 4% of apartments in Seattle are 3-bedroom apartments.
Average Rent in Seattle Neighborhoods
Have your ideal Seattle neighborhood already picked out? Rent prices across neighborhoods can vary, so get familiar with the average rent prices across the various neighborhoods in Seattle.
- The most expensive neighborhoods in Seattle are Seattle Central Business District ($3,535), Pike Place Market ($2,931), and Belltown ($2,742).
- The most affordable neighborhoods in Seattle are Yesler Terrace ($1,872), Fairmount Park ($1,859), and South Beacon Hill ($1,786).
|Neighborhood||Average 1- Bedroom Rent|
|Seattle Central Business District||$3,535|
|Pike Place Market||$2,931|
|South Lake Union||$2,671|
|Lower Queen Anne||$2,375|
Learn about the best neighborhoods in Seattle.
What Salary Do You Need to Live in Seattle?
Using the 30% rule, we can give a rough estimate of the salary needed to rent an apartment in Seattle. 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 Seattle, your annual salary should be around $61,128 or higher.
- If you are renting an average priced 1-bedroom apartment in Seattle, your annual salary should be around $87,660 or higher.
- If you are renting an average priced 2-bedroom apartment in Seattle, your annual salary should be around $124,272 or higher.
- If you are renting an average priced 3-bedroom apartment in Seattle, your annual salary should be around $144,864 or higher.
Ready to make the move to Seattle? Start apartment hunting in Seattle with our quiz! If Seattle isn't for you, but you still want to live in the PNW, check out the cities nearby Seattle or the best places to live in Washington!