46 Cheap Apartments for rent in Milwaukee, WI

Last updated August 15 at 6:21pm UTC
2202 W Vienna Ave
Franklin Heights
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 14 at 2:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
1927 S 19th Street
Muskegg Way
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 14 at 9:53am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$595
2365 S 7th St
Lincoln Village
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:25pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
3124 W National Ave
Silver City
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
Studio
$595
816 W Greenfield Ave
Walker's Point
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
1421 W Atkinson Ave
Arlington Heights
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
1429 W Atkinson Ave
Arlington Heights
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
816 W Greenfield Ave
Walker's Point
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$625
3065 N 47th St
St. Joseph's
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
4705 W Burleigh St
St. Joseph's
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
4713 W Burleigh St
St. Joseph's
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
5922 W Roosevelt Dr
Grasslyn Manor
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 4:58pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$695
2877 N 45th St
St. Joseph's
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 14 at 9:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
5029 W Center St
Uptown
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 14 at 9:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$525
5031 W Center St
Uptown
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 13 at 9:17am UTC
Studio
$600
4951A N 36th St
Old North Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 12 at 5:22pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
1336 W Greenfield Ave
Walker's Point
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 11 at 5:14pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$500
4719 W Burleigh St
St. Joseph's
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$595
1426 S 31st St
Burnham Park
Milwaukee, WI
Updated August 15 at 5:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$700

August 2018 Milwaukee Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Milwaukee Rent Report. Milwaukee rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Milwaukee rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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August 2018 Milwaukee Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Milwaukee Rent Report. Milwaukee rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Milwaukee rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Milwaukee rents increased over the past month

Milwaukee rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up marginally by 0.7% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Milwaukee stand at $720 for a one-bedroom apartment and $890 for a two-bedroom. Milwaukee's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.5%, but trails the national average of 1.2%.

Milwaukee rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Milwaukee, similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Milwaukee is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

  • Milwaukee's median two-bedroom rent of $890 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 0.7% rise in Milwaukee.
  • While Milwaukee's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Minneapolis (-0.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Milwaukee than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Milwaukee.

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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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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