210 Cheap Apartments for rent in San Antonio, TX

Last updated January 16 at 8:02pm UTC
Villas Del Encanto
1830 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX
Updated January 16 at 7:43pm UTC
Studio
$618
1 Bedroom
$695
2 Bedrooms
$824
Woodhill
4909 Woodstone Dr
San Antonio, TX
Updated January 16 at 7:32pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
2 Bedrooms
$900
3 Bedrooms
$1,105
Songbird
7667 Callaghan Rd
San Antonio, TX
Updated January 16 at 7:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$755
2 Bedrooms
$895
Villas of Oak Creste
5315 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX
Updated January 16 at 7:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
2 Bedrooms
$865
Brooksfield Apartments
7577 Old Corpus Christi Road
San Antonio, TX
Updated January 16 at 7:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$772
2 Bedrooms
$803
3 Bedrooms
$1,055

January 2019 San Antonio Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Antonio rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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January 2019 San Antonio Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 San Antonio Rent Report. San Antonio rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the San Antonio rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

San Antonio rents increased over the past month

San Antonio rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in San Antonio stand at $850 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,060 for a two-bedroom. San Antonio's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across cities in Texas

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of San Antonio, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Texas, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,440; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Lubbock, where a two-bedroom goes for $820, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.2%).
  • Austin, Arlington, and Corpus Christi have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.4%, 3.4%, and 3.0%, respectively).

San Antonio rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in San Antonio, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. San Antonio is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

  • San Antonio's median two-bedroom rent of $1,060 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 2.0% increase in San Antonio.
  • While San Antonio's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in San Antonio than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in San Antonio.

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.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

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.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

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.