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Average Rent in Santa Clara, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Santa Clara Studio - $1,950-7%
Santa Clara 1 Bed - $2,990-6%
Santa Clara 2 Beds - $4,037+1%
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, Santa Clara, CA

In Santa Clara, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,950 to $4,037. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown, Santa Clara, CA is $1,950. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,990. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $4,037.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-7%

Changed from $2,097 to $1,950
1 Bed

-6%

Changed from $3,181 to $2,990
2 Beds

+1%

Changed from $3,997 to $4,037
Last updated 6/24/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

10.9%

Compared to National Average

19.6%

The cost of living in Downtown, Santa Clara, CA is 10.9% lower than the state average and 19.6% higher than the national average. Downtown, Santa Clara, CA housing is 42.1% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 11.7% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 8.3% more in Downtown, Santa Clara, CA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 13.8% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown, Santa Clara, CACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
31.5%
42.1%
Utilities
13.2%
11.7%
Food
4.7%
8.3%
Transportation
6.3%
21.9%
Healthcare
1.1%
13.8%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Cruz$3,099-8%
San Carlos$3,025-9%
Redwood City$2,954-1%
San Francisco$2,941+3%
Menlo Park$2,915+39%
Pacifica$2,780+10%
Mountain View$2,729+12%
Alameda$2,620+8%
Union City$2,592+3%
Pleasanton$2,562-3%
Palo Alto$2,390-25%
San Jose$2,361-7%
Fremont$2,275+1%
Walnut Creek$2,255-4%
Hayward$2,200--
Berkeley$2,114-4%
San Mateo$2,110-5%
Oakland$2,098-13%
Sunnyvale$2,097-1%
Daly City$2,007-9%
Santa Clara$1,950-7%
Livermore$1,739-35%
Tracy$1,680-37%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Menlo Park$3,735+34%
San Francisco$3,593+2%
Redwood City$3,437+1%
Santa Cruz$3,376-14%
Mountain View$3,095-10%
Santa Clara$2,990-6%
Sunnyvale$2,899-4%
Pacifica$2,862+3%
Union City$2,835+9%
San Jose$2,766+1%
Livermore$2,739+12%
San Mateo$2,7160%
Palo Alto$2,705-32%
Berkeley$2,651-4%
Walnut Creek$2,545+3%
Hayward$2,400+15%
Pleasanton$2,400-12%
San Carlos$2,395--
Fremont$2,387-1%
Daly City$2,358-8%
Alameda$2,350-23%
Oakland$2,319-19%
Tracy$2,250+10%
Salinas$2,130+12%
Marina$1,895--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Menlo Park$5,140+14%
San Francisco$4,863+1%
Pleasanton$4,767+32%
Santa Cruz$4,363-1%
Sunnyvale$4,110+8%
Santa Clara$4,037+1%
Redwood City$3,876-6%
San Carlos$3,850+15%
San Mateo$3,625+3%
Berkeley$3,590-43%
Mountain View$3,495-15%
Pacifica$3,441+9%
San Jose$3,3730%
Daly City$3,335+8%
Palo Alto$3,320-10%
Oakland$3,238-24%
Walnut Creek$3,230-1%
Alameda$3,074-7%
Union City$3,053+4%
Livermore$2,9400%
Fremont$2,8970%
Tracy$2,890+26%
Salinas$2,782+8%
Hayward$2,734+5%
Marina$2,400--

Compare Neighborhoods

Santa Clara West Central

$2,444

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Santa Clara East Central

$2,500

1 Bed Avg. Rent

The Old Quad

$2,500

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Santa Clara, CA?

For renters in Santa Clara seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Santa Clara West Central, Santa Clara East Central, and The Old Quad, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $2,444, $2,500, and $2,500 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Santa Clara Southeast and Rivermark of Santa Clara, where the rents are $2,510 and $2,874, a favorable comparison to Santa Clara's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,990.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Santa Clara, CA?

In Santa Clara, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Santa Clara North Central, South 101, and North 101. A 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Clara North Central averages at $4,277, in South 101 it averages $3,597, and in North 101, the average is $2,950. For additional high-end living options, Rivermark of Santa Clara offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,874, and Santa Clara Southeast at $2,510. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,990 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Clara, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Santa Clara, CA?

In Santa Clara, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Santa Clara East Central, The Old Quad, and Santa Clara Southeast. In Santa Clara East Central, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,500. The Old Quad sees average rents of $2,500 for a 1-bedroom unit. Santa Clara Southeast offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,510. For those seeking other popular areas, Santa Clara West Central presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,444, and South 101 at $3,597. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,990 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Clara, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Clara North Central$4,357--
South 101$3,547+15%
Santa Clara East Central$1,950-5%
The Old Quad$1,950-5%
Santa Clara Southeast$1,900--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Clara North Central$4,277+4%
South 101$3,597+2%
North 101$2,950-2%
Rivermark of Santa Clara$2,874-7%
Santa Clara Southeast$2,510+1%
Santa Clara East Central$2,500+11%
The Old Quad$2,500+11%
Santa Clara West Central$2,444-5%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Clara North Central$5,632+7%
South 101$4,4650%
North 101$3,737-3%
Santa Clara Southwest$3,600--
Rivermark of Santa Clara$3,549-2%
Santa Clara West Central$3,361+2%
Santa Clara Southeast$2,830-4%
Santa Clara East Central$2,500-7%
The Old Quad$2,500-7%

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Santa Clara, CA 0.1 miles$2,990$4,037
San Jose, CA 3.5 miles$2,766$3,373
Mountain View, CA 7.3 miles$3,095$3,495
Sunnyvale, CA 4.5 miles$2,899$4,110
Cupertino, CA 4.7 miles$3,180$3,797
Milpitas, CA 5.8 miles$2,725$3,600
Palo Alto, CA 11.9 miles$2,705$3,320
Fremont, CA 13.5 miles$2,387$2,897
Campbell, CA 4.6 miles$2,472$2,970
Redwood City, CA 17.8 miles$3,437$3,876

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