52 Cheap Apartments for rent in Columbia, SC

Last updated November 21 at 8:55pm UTC
121 Connie Dr
Columbia
Columbia, SC
Updated November 16 at 12:29pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$560
1217 East Muller Ave
Windemere Springs
Columbia, SC
Updated November 16 at 12:01pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
108 Springwoods Lake Pt #B
Columbia
Columbia, SC
Updated November 17 at 11:02am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
7107 Hilo Street
Columbia
Columbia, SC
Updated November 16 at 12:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
1206 E MULLER Avenue
Windemere Springs
Columbia, SC
Updated November 21 at 5:14pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
183 Connie Dr
Columbia
Columbia, SC
Updated November 16 at 12:35pm UTC
Studio
$475
1100 Skyland Drive K4
Skyland
Columbia, SC
Updated November 16 at 12:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
318 S Kilbourne Road
South Kilbourne
Columbia, SC
Updated November 15 at 1:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$775
1620 Marley Dr
Columbia
Columbia, SC
Updated October 31 at 1:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
1004 Village Creek Drive
Columbia
Columbia, SC
Updated November 9 at 12:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
3645 Falling Springs Rd
Hyatt Park
Columbia, SC
Updated November 16 at 12:31pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$780
2433 Greene Street
Martin Luther King
Columbia, SC
Updated November 21 at 5:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$600
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November 2017 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Columbia Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Columbia

November 2017 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Columbia Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Columbia rents increased moderately over the past month

Columbia rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up significantly by 4.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $840 for a one-bedroom apartment and $970 for a two-bedroom. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.4%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Columbia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased significantly in Columbia, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Columbia is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $970 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 4.7% rise in Columbia.
  • While Columbia's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including New York (-0.2%) and Miami (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three times the price in Columbia.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.