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The Average Cost of Rent in Every State

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The pandemic has had a dramatic effect on almost every aspect of the U.S. economy, including the price of rent. In many cases, rents have dropped, as landlords attempt to appeal to renters whose incomes have also been impacted, though housing values have continued to rise.

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To find the average cost of rent in every state, GOBankingRates used Apartment List’s monthly rent estimate data, which uses data from the Census Bureau and extrapolates median rent data forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from their listing data. We looked at several types of units: studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom units, and an “overall” figure. In states like Alabama, Texas and West Virginia, it’s still somewhat affordable to rent a single-person studio. In most states, however, assuming that people will share a multi-bedroom home, it may be cheaper to rent a three- or four-bedroom home.

Keep reading to find out the average cost of rent in every state.

Last updated: July 6, 2021

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Alabama

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $914.08
  • Studio: $699.58
  • One Bedroom: $710.17
  • Two Bedroom: $872.42
  • Three Bedroom: $1,059.75
  • Four Bedroom: $1,267.92

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Alaska

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,288.42
  • Studio: $854.00
  • One Bedroom: $961.83
  • Two Bedroom: $1,282.08
  • Three Bedroom: $1,759.33
  • Four Bedroom: $2,160.17

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Arizona

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,208.50
  • Studio: $870.83
  • One Bedroom: $936.67
  • Two Bedroom: $1,151.08
  • Three Bedroom: $1,460
  • Four Bedroom: $1,715.25

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Arkansas

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $778.92
  • Studio: $564.08
  • One Bedroom: $591.03
  • Two Bedroom: $752.33
  • Three Bedroom: $926.33
  • Four Bedroom: $1,100
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California

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,777.67
  • Studio: $1,315.08
  • One Bedroom: $1,486.58
  • Two Bedroom: $1,806.42
  • Three Bedroom: $2,126.17
  • Four Bedroom: $2,520.42

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Colorado

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,404.33
  • Studio: $1,056.83
  • One Bedroom: $1,171.75
  • Two Bedroom: $1,390.25
  • Three Bedroom: $1,669.67
  • Four Bedroom: $2,008.08

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Connecticut

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,315.42
  • Studio: $893.25
  • One Bedroom: $1,081
  • Two Bedroom: $1,372.33
  • Three Bedroom: $1,578.33
  • Four Bedroom: $1,942.42

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Delaware

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,346.08
  • Studio: $1,029.67
  • One Bedroom: $1,074.42
  • Two Bedroom: $1,326.67
  • Three Bedroom: $1,578.92
  • Four Bedroom: $1,770.67
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District of Columbia

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,798.58
  • Studio: $1,791.42
  • One Bedroom: $1,735.83
  • Two Bedroom: $1,755.33
  • Three Bedroom: $2,096.25
  • Four Bedroom: $2,837.67
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Florida

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,329.92
  • Studio: $1,013
  • One Bedroom: $1,090.67
  • Two Bedroom: $1,312.33
  • Three Bedroom: $1,536.50
  • Four Bedroom: $1,891.33

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Georgia

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,083.75
  • Studio: $871
  • One Bedroom: $949.33
  • Two Bedroom: $1,012.08
  • Three Bedroom: $1,178.83
  • Four Bedroom: $1,505.75

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Hawaii

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,880.08
  • Studio: $1,272.58
  • One Bedroom: $1,415.42
  • Two Bedroom: $1,894.33
  • Three Bedroom: $2,613.50
  • Four Bedroom: $3,134.58

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Idaho

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $901.75
  • Studio: $635
  • One Bedroom: $660.17
  • Two Bedroom: $842.75
  • Three Bedroom: $1,102.83
  • Four Bedroom: $1,250.50

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Illinois

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,049.75
  • Studio: $863.17
  • One Bedroom: $907.92
  • Two Bedroom: $1,058.25
  • Three Bedroom: $1,239.58
  • Four Bedroom: $1,470.25

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Indiana

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $889.25
  • Studio: $668.75
  • One Bedroom: $717.42
  • Two Bedroom: $895.83
  • Three Bedroom: $1,052.25
  • Four Bedroom: $1,193.33

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Iowa

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $831.17
  • Studio: $621.92
  • One Bedroom: $646.92
  • Two Bedroom: $850.92
  • Three Bedroom: $1,021.17
  • Four Bedroom: $1,061.25

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Kansas

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $879.83
  • Studio: $680.67
  • One Bedroom: $688.25
  • Two Bedroom: $873.50
  • Three Bedroom: $1,050.08
  • Four Bedroom: $1,240.92

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Kentucky

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $859.25
  • Studio: $609.75
  • One Bedroom: $680.58
  • Two Bedroom: $846.50
  • Three Bedroom: $1,024.92
  • Four Bedroom: $1,214

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Louisiana

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $869.75
  • Studio: $644.67
  • One Bedroom: $737.83
  • Two Bedroom: $860.67
  • Three Bedroom: $988.42
  • Four Bedroom: $1,178.75

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Maine

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,024.67
  • Studio: $774.42
  • One Bedroom: $817.50
  • Two Bedroom: $1,104.83
  • Three Bedroom: $1,259.08
  • Four Bedroom: $1,429.25

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Maryland

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,505.33
  • Studio: $1,110.33
  • One Bedroom: $1,244.50
  • Two Bedroom: $1,523.08
  • Three Bedroom: $1,785.75
  • Four Bedroom: $2,144.42

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Massachusetts

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,553.75
  • Studio: $1,160.50
  • One Bedroom: $1,245.17
  • Two Bedroom: $1,661.33
  • Three Bedroom: $1,750.17
  • Four Bedroom: $2,069.58

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Michigan

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $954.25
  • Studio: $731.92
  • One Bedroom: $754.42
  • Two Bedroom: $973.33
  • Three Bedroom: $1,140.42
  • Four Bedroom: $1,261.83

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Minnesota

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,054.33
  • Studio: $816.42
  • One Bedroom: $907.17
  • Two Bedroom: $1,111.58
  • Three Bedroom: $1,347.17
  • Four Bedroom: $1,620.92

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Mississippi

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $868.42
  • Studio: $647.25
  • One Bedroom: $683.67
  • Two Bedroom: $830.75
  • Three Bedroom: $989
  • Four Bedroom: $1,161.25

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Missouri

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $909
  • Studio: $690
  • One Bedroom: $722.58
  • Two Bedroom: $898.92
  • Three Bedroom: $1,085.58
  • Four Bedroom: $1,269.83

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Montana

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $919.67
  • Studio: $684.75
  • One Bedroom: $710.58
  • Two Bedroom: $938.25
  • Three Bedroom: $1,136.83
  • Four Bedroom: $1,307

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Nebraska

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $899.83
  • Studio: $704.17
  • One Bedroom: $748.92
  • Two Bedroom: $911
  • Three Bedroom: $1,103.25
  • Four Bedroom: $1,231.83

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Nevada

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,245.17
  • Studio: $795.42
  • One Bedroom: $952.83
  • Two Bedroom: $1,157.17
  • Three Bedroom: $1,542.42
  • Four Bedroom: $1,869.08

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New Hampshire

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,213.50
  • Studio: $859.75
  • One Bedroom: $966.92
  • Two Bedroom: $1,299
  • Three Bedroom: $1,545.92
  • Four Bedroom: $1,707

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New Jersey

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,541.08
  • Studio: $1,087.58
  • One Bedroom: $1,306.58
  • Two Bedroom: $1,630.17
  • Three Bedroom: $1,902.75
  • Four Bedroom: $2,237.17

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New Mexico

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $901.33
  • Studio: $635.75
  • One Bedroom: $723.83
  • Two Bedroom: $868.67
  • Three Bedroom: $1,134.08
  • Four Bedroom: $1,365.83

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New York

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,431.58
  • Studio: $1,331.25
  • One Bedroom: $1,377.42
  • Two Bedroom: $1,434
  • Three Bedroom: $1,585.25
  • Four Bedroom: $1,663.83

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North Carolina

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,008.92
  • Studio: $873.25
  • One Bedroom: $862.75
  • Two Bedroom: $947.92
  • Three Bedroom: $1,140.08
  • Four Bedroom: $1,511.75

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North Dakota

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $853.83
  • Studio: $656.83
  • One Bedroom: $702.33
  • Two Bedroom: $861.33
  • Three Bedroom: $1,189.75
  • Four Bedroom: $1,326.25

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Ohio

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $865.17
  • Studio: $635.75
  • One Bedroom: $675.42
  • Two Bedroom: $875.17
  • Three Bedroom: $1,024.25
  • Four Bedroom: $1,120.92

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Oklahoma

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $847.92
  • Studio: $639.50
  • One Bedroom: $674.50
  • Two Bedroom: $832.75
  • Three Bedroom: $1,014.58
  • Four Bedroom: $1,207.08

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Oregon

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,226.58
  • Studio: $974.25
  • One Bedroom: $1,012.92
  • Two Bedroom: $1,172.92
  • Three Bedroom: $1,493
  • Four Bedroom: $1,753.17

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Pennsylvania

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,001.42
  • Studio: $781.50
  • One Bedroom: $839.50
  • Two Bedroom: $1,033.25
  • Three Bedroom: $1,153.67
  • Four Bedroom: $1,250

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Rhode Island

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,178.08
  • Studio: $805.67
  • One Bedroom: $930.83
  • Two Bedroom: $1,250.33
  • Three Bedroom: $1,399.08
  • Four Bedroom: $1,757

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South Carolina

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,004.50
  • Studio: $836.50
  • One Bedroom: $841.50
  • Two Bedroom: $953.67
  • Three Bedroom: $1,114.50
  • Four Bedroom: $1,389.92

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South Dakota

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $804.83
  • Studio: $609.67
  • One Bedroom: $616.42
  • Two Bedroom: $838.08
  • Three Bedroom: $978.58
  • Four Bedroom: $1,057.75

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Tennessee

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $979.92
  • Studio: $750.50
  • One Bedroom: $799.42
  • Two Bedroom: $939.33
  • Three Bedroom: $1,120.92
  • Four Bedroom: $1,378.50

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Texas

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,090.83
  • Studio: $863.42
  • One Bedroom: $943.25
  • Two Bedroom: $1,076.58
  • Three Bedroom: $1,288.67
  • Four Bedroom: $1,689.83

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Utah

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,171.08
  • Studio: $848.42
  • One Bedroom: $937.50
  • Two Bedroom: $1,090.25
  • Three Bedroom: $1,373.42
  • Four Bedroom: $1,643.58

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Virginia

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,351.33
  • Studio: $1,218.75
  • One Bedroom: $1,221
  • Two Bedroom: $1,250.17
  • Three Bedroom: $1,471.58
  • Four Bedroom: $1,978.83

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Washington

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $1,487.58
  • Studio: $1,237
  • One Bedroom: $1,237
  • Two Bedroom: $1,430.25
  • Three Bedroom: $1,779.17
  • Four Bedroom: $2,146.50

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West Virginia

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $786.83
  • Studio: $687.33
  • One Bedroom: $583.17
  • Two Bedroom: $779.17
  • Three Bedroom: $912
  • Four Bedroom: $1,093.42

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Wisconsin

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $943.58
  • Studio: $717
  • One Bedroom: $763.25
  • Two Bedroom: $959.42
  • Three Bedroom: $1,132.92
  • Four Bedroom: $1,257

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Wyoming

Average Monthly Rent for:

  • Overall: $876.92
  • Studio: $698.08
  • One Bedroom: $663.75
  • Two Bedroom: $827.17
  • Three Bedroom: $1,101.83
  • Four Bedroom: $1,354.58
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    Methodology: To find the average cost of rent in every state, GOBankingRates used Apartment List’s monthly rent estimate data, which extrapolates median rent data from the Census Bureau forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from their listing data. Averaging the monthly rent estimates for all unit types overall, studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom units, GOBankingRates found the 2020 average typical rent for units of each type in every state. All data was collected on and up to date as of March 31, 2021.