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Average Rent in Birmingham, AL

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Birmingham Studio - $1,335-8%
Birmingham 1 Bed - $1,494+26%
Birmingham 2 Beds - $1,574+17%
Last updated 6/24/2024

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Last updated 6/24/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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Average rent in Downtown, Birmingham, AL

In Birmingham, AL, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,335 to $1,574. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown, Birmingham, AL is $1,335. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,494. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,574.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-8%

Changed from $1,451 to $1,335
1 Bed

+26%

Changed from $1,186 to $1,494
2 Beds

+17%

Changed from $1,345 to $1,574
Last updated 6/24/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

2.4%

Compared to National Average

6.7%

The cost of living in Downtown, Birmingham, AL is 2.4% higher than the state average and 6.7% lower than the national average. Downtown, Birmingham, AL housing is 22.5% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 7.9% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2.7% less in Downtown, Birmingham, AL than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 6.8% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown, Birmingham, ALCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
5.3%
22.5%
Utilities
4.2%
7.9%
Food
0%
2.7%
Transportation
0.9%
9.5%
Healthcare
3.3%
6.8%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Pelham$1,529+6%
Bessemer$1,469-4%
Birmingham$1,335-8%
Northport$861+11%
Tuscaloosa$819+11%
Hoover$725-15%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Birmingham$1,494+26%
Moody$1,335--
Pell City$1,299--
Leeds$1,200--
Homewood$1,120+13%
Alabaster$1,070+35%
Pelham$1,015+6%
Fultondale$968+7%
Northport$940+8%
Irondale$936+10%
Tuscaloosa$935-6%
Gardendale$905--
Hoover$899-14%
Cullman$7970%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Leeds$1,600--
Birmingham$1,574+17%
Pelham$1,477+41%
Moody$1,457--
Pell City$1,449+108%
Homewood$1,357+13%
Odenville$1,350--
Fultondale$1,275+18%
Hoover$1,212-1%
Alabaster$1,155+54%
Northport$1,121+7%
Gardendale$1,100--
Irondale$1,047+16%
Tuscaloosa$997-11%
Cullman$9970%
Jasper$975+5%
Bessemer$844--
Chelsea$750--
Sylacauga$6000%

Compare Neighborhoods

North Birmingham

$450

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Spring Lake

$550

1 Bed Avg. Rent

East Pinson Valley

$605

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Birmingham, AL?

For renters in Birmingham seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are North Birmingham, Spring Lake, and East Pinson Valley, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $450, $550, and $605 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Echo Highlands and West End, where the rents are $740 and $750, a favorable comparison to Birmingham's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,494.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Birmingham, AL?

In Birmingham, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Southside, Brook Highland, and Five Points South. A 1-bedroom apartment in Southside averages at $1,737, in Brook Highland it averages $1,690, and in Five Points South, the average is $1,587. For additional high-end living options, Northside offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,495, and Southwest Birmingham at $1,315. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,494 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Birmingham, AL?

In Birmingham, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include West End, Huffman, and Glen Iris. In West End, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $750. Huffman sees average rents of $800 for a 1-bedroom unit. Glen Iris offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,033. For those seeking other popular areas, Five Points South presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,587, and Northside at $1,495. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,494 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Red Mountain$1,927--
Forest Park$1,927--
Brook Highland$1,409-15%
Southside$1,400--
Five Points South$1,356-4%
Northside$1,198--
Highland Park$840--
Glen Iris$8350%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Southside$1,737+9%
Brook Highland$1,690+51%
Five Points South$1,587+41%
Northside$1,495-3%
Southwest Birmingham$1,315+4%
Sand Ridge$1,315+4%
Highland Park$1,300+9%
Glen Iris$1,033+7%
Crestwood$1,000--
Crestline$947+15%
Red Mountain$9000%
Forest Park$9000%
Eastwood$896--
Huffman$800--
West End$750--
Echo Highlands$740+2%
East Pinson Valley$605-16%
Spring Lake$5500%
North Birmingham$450--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Southside$2,312+14%
Five Points South$2,305+1%
Northside$2,155--
Brook Highland$2,133+71%
Southwest Birmingham$1,520+3%
Sand Ridge$1,520+3%
Highland Park$1,495+7%
Glen Iris$1,223+9%
Red Mountain$1,200-14%
Eastwood$1,125--
Echo Highlands$1,079+23%
Forest Park$1,0500%
Crestline$1,005+15%
South Eastlake$1,000+8%
West End$850--
Five Points West$834--
Belview Heights$834--
Huffman$800--
East Pinson Valley$705-19%
Spring Lake$6200%
North Birmingham$450--

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Birmingham, AL 0.5 miles$1,494$1,574
Homewood, AL 3.3 miles$1,120$1,357
Hoover, AL 7.8 miles$899$1,212
Fultondale, AL 6 miles$968$1,275
Gardendale, AL 9.8 miles$905$1,100
Mountain Brook, AL 3.6 miles------
Bessemer, AL 11.6 miles---$844
Vestavia Hills, AL 5 miles$996$1,200
Forestdale, AL 6.1 miles------
Trussville, AL 13.5 miles------

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Northside 0.7 miles$1,495$2,155
Southside 1.2 miles$1,737$2,312
Highland Park 1.8 miles$1,300$1,495
Five Points South 1.4 miles$1,587$2,305
Norwood 1.4 miles------
College Hills 1.9 miles------
North Avondale 1.9 miles------
Smithfield 1.2 miles---$1,100
East Thomas 1.8 miles------