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Average Rent in Tampa & Rent Price Trends

By: Rob Warnock, Kimi Kaneshina, and Justin Chaplin
October 6, 2021

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

Average Rent in Tampa

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.

Tampa rents have increased by 3.88% compared to last month, and are up by 34.46% compared to last year.

  • 2% of apartments in Tampa cost less than $1,000 per month.
  • 46% of apartments in Tampa cost between $1,000-$1,999 per month.
  • 44% of apartments in Tampa cost between $2,000-$2,999 per month.
  • 8% of apartments in Tampa cost over $3,000 per month.

  • 9% of apartments in Tampa are studio apartments.
  • 43% of apartments in Tampa are 1-bedroom apartments.
  • 39% of apartments in Tampa are 2-bedroom apartments.
  • 9% of apartments in Tampa are 3-bedroom apartments.

What Salary Do You Need to Live in Tampa?

Using the 30% rule, we can give a rough estimate of the salary needed to rent an apartment in Tampa. 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 Tampa, your annual salary should be around $62,424 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 1-bedroom apartment in Tampa, your annual salary should be around $67,212 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 2-bedroom apartment in Tampa, your annual salary should be around $85,392 or higher.
  • If you are renting an average priced 3-bedroom apartment in Tampa, your annual salary should be around $98,856 or higher.

If you're considering renting in Tampa, be sure to learn more about the cost of living in Tampa and best neighborhoods.

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

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

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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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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
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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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