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Last updated April 20 2024 at 1:28 AM

Madison, WI
39 Cheap Apartments for Rent

Prices shown are base rent prices and may not include non-optional fees and utilities.
Finding cheap apartments in Madison takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters ... Read Guide >
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Madison?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Madison is $1,253.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Madison?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Madison is $1,547.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Madison?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Madison is $1,797.
City Guide for Madison, WI

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Madison, WI

Finding cheap apartments in Madison takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Madison by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Madison in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Madison.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Madison. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Madison.