Average Rent Prices in California (CA)
As of 2023, the overall average fair market rent for a residential rental property in California is $2,110. Average rent prices in California sit above the national average rent of $1,274, in which California ranks as the as 2nd highest rent among all 50 states and the 49th lowest rent among all 50 states within the United States. In California’s large metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, CA or San Francisco, CA, the average rent prices tend to be higher, while alternative areas such as Bakersfield, CA, can provide more affordable options.
1Based on average of Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for 0-4 bedroom residential rental units throughout the United States, excluding Puerto Rico.
Average Rent Prices in California (CA) Visual Chart
Average Rent Prices in California (CA) by Metro Area
|1||Bakersfield, CA MSA||863||869||1.137||1.616||1.937|
|2||Chico, CA MSA||893||941||1.239||1.761||2.110|
|3||El Centro, CA MSA||772||904||1.155||1.606||1.952|
|4||Fresno, CA MSA||991||997||1.258||1.772||2.029|
|5||Hanford-Corcoran, CA MSA||1.030||1.036||1.287||1.829||2.091|
|6||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||1.534||1.747||2.222||2.888||3.170|
|7||Madera, CA MSA||967||973||1.258||1.784||1.971|
|8||Merced, CA MSA||854||1.017||1.243||1.767||2.117|
|9||Modesto, CA MSA||1.039||1.072||1.365||1.929||2.258|
|10||Napa, CA MSA||1.597||1.814||2.388||3.288||3.332|
|11||Oakland-Fremont, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||1.658||1.969||2.405||3.144||3.706|
|12||Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA||1.703||2.001||2.425||3.368||3.962|
|13||Redding, CA MSA||895||1.017||1.339||1.903||2.281|
|14||Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA||1.281||1.398||1.751||2.376||2.922|
|15||Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||1.277||1.400||1.756||2.496||2.907|
|16||Salinas, CA MSA||2.112||2.194||2.675||3.790||4.144|
|17||San Benito County, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||1.441||1.637||2.155||3.063||3.671|
|18||San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA||1.714||1.885||2.399||3.279||3.988|
|19||San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||2.156||2.665||3.188||3.912||4.283|
|20||San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||2.223||2.513||2.941||3.750||4.202|
|21||San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA MSA||1.394||1.561||2.055||2.834||3.155|
|22||Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||1.939||2.113||2.539||3.448||4.032|
|23||Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA MSA||2.212||2.502||3.293||4.077||4.568|
|24||Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA MSA||2.040||2.350||2.667||3.520||4.001|
|25||Santa Rosa, CA MSA||1.525||1.711||2.252||3.101||3.356|
|26||Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA||1.040||1.158||1.513||2.150||2.577|
|27||Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA||1.428||1.620||1.963||2.790||3.266|
|28||Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA||825||848||1.116||1.552||1.790|
|29||Yolo, CA HUD Metro FMR Area||1.386||1.406||1.851||2.561||3.072|
|30||Yuba City, CA MSA||1.003||1.010||1.288||1.830||2.194|
Based on average of Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for 0-4 bedroom residential rental units throughout United States excluding Puerto Rico for calendar year 2023.
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