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102 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Vancouver, WA

Last updated December 15 at 12:22pm UTC
The Hudson
500 East 13th Street
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 15 at 4:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Arnada Pointe
4820 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 15 at 4:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Parc Central
2600 T St
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 15 at 4:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Greenwood Acres
8917 NE 15th Ave
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 15 at 12:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
3103 E 28th St
Fourth Plain Village
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 15 at 10:21am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1237 North Garrison Road
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 15 at 6:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3903 E. 18th Street Unit 13
Harney Heights
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 14 at 10:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
308 E 12th Street Unit D
Esther Short
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 13 at 11:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
3005 Saint Johns Blvd
Rose Village
Vancouver, WA
Updated December 15 at 11:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms

December 2018 Vancouver Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Vancouver Rent Report. Vancouver rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Vancouver rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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Rent Report

December 2018 Vancouver Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Vancouver Rent Report. Vancouver rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Vancouver rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Vancouver rents held steady over the past month

Vancouver rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Vancouver stand at $1,400 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,650 for a two-bedroom. Vancouver's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across cities in the Portland Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Vancouver, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Vancouver metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Washington as a whole logged rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Looking throughout the metro, Bellevue is the most expensive of all Vancouver metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,330; of the 10 largest cities in Washington metro that we have data for, Portland and Seattle, where two-bedrooms go for $1,320 and $1,650, are the only two major cities in the metro to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.6% and -0.4%).
  • Kent, Everett, and Bellevue have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.3%, 3.3%, and 2.7%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Vancouver

As rents have increased slightly in Vancouver, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Vancouver is less affordable for renters.

  • Vancouver's median two-bedroom rent of $1,650 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.6% rise in Vancouver.
  • While Vancouver's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Las Vegas (+4.4%), Phoenix (+3.2%), and Austin (+3.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Vancouver than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060, where Vancouver is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

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.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Portland $1,120 $1,320 -0.6% -0.6%
Vancouver $1,400 $1,650 0.0% 1.6%
Gresham $1,400 $1,660 -0.2% 1.6%
Hillsboro $1,700 $2,010 -0.8% 0.5%
Beaverton $1,500 $1,770 0.1% 1.6%
Lake Oswego $1,680 $1,980 0.1% 0.9%
Tualatin $1,590 $1,870 -1.7% 5.1%
Wilsonville $1,520 $1,790 1.0% 6.0%
Gladstone $1,530 $1,810 0.2% 1.8%

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.


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.