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Average Rent in Chicago, IL

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Chicago Studio - $1,487+15%
Chicago 1 Bed - $1,932+2%
Chicago 2 Beds - $2,465+5%

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Local Reviews

Our neighborhood has beautiful homes. High fences and has good schools nearby. Not too much bars and pubs.

Many places to eat. Places with live music. Good mixture of people. There is a mixture of churches and religions. There are year round activities. Many schools.

Love the small businesses and walkability of the area. There are lots of shops, restaurants and activities near by. There is decent parking and public transportation.

The people make it the most fun I guess I'm a certain way. They're carry a certain type of charm with, and the food around here is pretty good kf km being honest.

I like this neighborhood, families can go to nearby parks, animal friendly, local coffee shops. you can walk to parks, coffee shops, and pick-up food to enjoy the parks.

The unique thing about my neighborhood is it close to McDonalds which is my favorite local restaurant My favorite place to go to with family and friends is Walmart

Demographics

Education

High School

39%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

12%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

24%

4 people

19%

5 people

10%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

44%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

7%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

11%

20-45

41%

45-65

23%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Chicago, IL

In Chicago, IL, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,487 to $2,465. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Chicago, IL is $1,487. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,932. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,465.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+15%

Changed from $1,293 to $1,487
1 Bed

+2%

Changed from $1,894 to $1,932
2 Beds

+5%

Changed from $2,348 to $2,465

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
2%
16%
24%
57%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Lombard$2,039+29%
Lansing$1,727-11%
Schaumburg$1,513+3%
Naperville$1,462-30%
Oak Lawn$1,450--
Evanston$1,405+8%
Aurora$1,325+5%
Bolingbrook$1,282+21%
Portage$1,160--
Wheaton$990-46%
Joliet$962+8%
Waukegan$910+1%
Kenosha$875+47%
Hammond$870+13%
Merrillville$850+12%
Valparaiso$850+10%
Elgin$800--
Michigan City$7120%
Gary$699+7%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Evanston$2,583+56%
Naperville$1,975+6%
Elgin$1,8000%
Plainfield$1,800+3%
Wheaton$1,737+1%
Schaumburg$1,660+4%
Bolingbrook$1,587+40%
McHenry$1,4500%
Aurora$1,355-3%
Portage$1,352+49%
Skokie$1,350--
Merrillville$1,293+40%
Valparaiso$1,259+36%
Crown Point$1,246+3%
Lansing$1,175--
Waukegan$1,150+8%
Joliet$1,090+8%
Kenosha$1,068-3%
Hammond$965+10%
Calumet City$860+5%
Michigan City$8220%
Gary$812+16%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Naperville$2,549+13%
Elgin$2,277-4%
Plainfield$2,250-13%
Lombard$2,089-2%
Wheaton$2,010+7%
Aurora$1,964+3%
Schaumburg$1,950+2%
Bolingbrook$1,8120%
Skokie$1,800+14%
McHenry$1,6500%
Oak Lawn$1,500--
Waukegan$1,4470%
Crown Point$1,349+3%
Portage$1,320+21%
Joliet$1,292+8%
Kenosha$1,283-10%
Michigan City$1,262+18%
Valparaiso$1,227+8%
Merrillville$1,175+8%
Hammond$1,170+9%
Calumet City$1,070+5%
Gary$905+3%
Lansing$899--

Compare Neighborhoods

Far Southeast Side

$762

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Northwest Side

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Irving Park

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Chicago, IL?

For renters in Chicago seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Far Southeast Side, Northwest Side, and Irving Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $762, $995, and $995 respectively. Additional areas offering value are South Shore and Portage Park, where the rents are $1,025 and $1,100, a favorable comparison to Chicago's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,932.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Chicago, IL?

In Chicago, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Logan Square, Fulton River District, and West Loop. A 1-bedroom apartment in Logan Square averages at $3,900, in Fulton River District it averages $3,684, and in West Loop, the average is $3,635. For additional high-end living options, Near West Side offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,194, and West Side at $3,014. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,932 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Chicago, IL?

In Chicago, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Lincoln Park, West Town, and Park West. In Lincoln Park, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,735. West Town sees average rents of $2,100 for a 1-bedroom unit. Park West offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,687. For those seeking other popular areas, North Side presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,822, and Logan Square at $3,900. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,932 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
West Loop$2,630+106%
Near East Side$2,625+11%
Fulton River District$2,594--
The Loop$2,500-28%
Fulton Market$2,5000%
Lower West Side$2,500--
Heart of Chicago$2,500--
Little Italy$2,247+4%
Central Station$2,232+17%
Near West Side$2,198+2%
West Side$2,198+72%
West Town$2,070+38%
Streeterville$2,057+16%
Near South Side$2,057-2%
River North$2,000--
Downtown$1,782-11%
Near North Side$1,685+6%
Gold Coast$1,650-1%
Logan Square$1,600--
Hyde Park$1,490-18%
Buena Park$1,465+7%
Uptown$1,451+16%
South Side$1,436+85%
Lincoln Park$1,402+17%
Far Southeast Side$1,399+106%
North Side$1,370+14%
Greektown$1,370+7%
Southwest Side$1,350+80%
Far Southwest Side$1,350+84%
Lakeview$1,332+9%
Lake View East$1,332+10%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,225-32%
Park West$1,222+10%
Far North Side$1,117+3%
Edgewater$1,1170%
Edgewater Beach$1,100+1%
Rogers Park$1,070+2%
Lincoln Square$1,050+8%
Ravenswood$1,050+8%
Albany Park$935--
Northwest Side$925+3%
Irving Park$925+3%
Avondale$900--
Portage Park$885-39%
South Shore$650-10%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Near West Side$3,194+32%
West Side$3,014+32%
Near East Side$2,680-7%
Central Station$2,587+4%
Little Italy$2,534+8%
Near South Side$2,436+6%
Downtown$2,383-16%
Streeterville$2,332-15%
The Loop$2,313-30%
Fulton Market$2,250-23%
Near North Side$2,150-22%
West Town$2,100-9%
Hyde Park$2,048+164%
Gold Coast$2,000-43%
Lakeview$1,875+4%
South Side$1,858+125%
Lake View East$1,825+4%
North Side$1,822+7%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,762-11%
Lincoln Park$1,735+3%
Park West$1,6870%
Uptown$1,629-9%
Ravenswood$1,600+28%
Lower West Side$1,595+12%
Heart of Chicago$1,595+101%
Buena Park$1,569+6%
Far North Side$1,522+4%
Rogers Park$1,511+4%
Southwest Side$1,500--
Lincoln Square$1,500+12%
Beverly$1,497--
Far Southwest Side$1,497+83%
Bridgeport$1,495--
Avondale$1,495-17%
Edgewater$1,437-1%
Edgewater Beach$1,362+4%
Albany Park$1,3000%
Grand Boulevard$1,195+6%
Little Village$1,195--
Portage Park$1,100--
South Shore$1,025+24%
Northwest Side$995-5%
Irving Park$995-5%
Far Southeast Side$762+5%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Near West Side$5,097+68%
Near East Side$4,652+16%
Fulton Market$4,250+12%
River North$3,650--
Streeterville$3,560-8%
Greektown$3,500--
West Side$3,461+21%
Central Station$3,4000%
The Loop$3,341-25%
Little Italy$3,284+6%
Downtown$3,230-16%
Near North Side$3,205-21%
Near South Side$3,167+9%
West Town$2,850-9%
Gold Coast$2,695+13%
Logan Square$2,500-17%
Ravenswood$2,500--
Edgewater$2,450+50%
Lakeview$2,437+11%
Hyde Park$2,431+4%
North Side$2,420+6%
Lincoln Park$2,420+1%
Park West$2,410+6%
Buena Park$2,395+14%
South Side$2,372+59%
Lake View East$2,337+6%
Lower West Side$2,300+24%
Heart of Chicago$2,300+21%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$2,199--
Rogers Park$2,179+8%
Far North Side$2,112+14%
Uptown$2,057-4%
Portage Park$2,000+38%
Little Village$1,995+25%
Grand Boulevard$1,974--
Irving Park$1,925+24%
Old Irving Park$1,850+3%
Bridgeport$1,800+81%
Avondale$1,800+20%
Northwest Side$1,750+17%
Southwest Side$1,6900%
Beverly$1,645--
Far Southwest Side$1,642--
Far Southeast Side$1,550+35%
Albany Park$1,475-2%
Lincoln Square$1,445+4%
Edgewater Beach$1,325-19%
South Shore$1,300+16%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

11%

15-30 Mins

27%

30-40 Mins

23%

40-60 Mins

22%

60+ Mins

16%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8484

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 223 of 386 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 300 of 386 renters

Percentage: 8080

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 211 of 386 renters

Percentage: 7373

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 274 of 386 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 204 of 386 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Restaurants

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fine dining in Chicago. You'll find a foodie feast around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 28% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chicago is chock full o' coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 31% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Top notch for nightlife. Bar none.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 75% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Perfect park country. More green than gray in Chicago.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chicago makes a strong showing.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 17% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Purr-fect for pets. They'll wanna stay here fur-ever.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 25% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You're in good hands here - a top score for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 48% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Chicago has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 8% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 15% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 6% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 334 of 386 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 314 of 386 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 293 of 386 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 274 of 386 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 257 of 386 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 257 of 386 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 245 of 386 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 244 of 386 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 235 of 386 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 225 of 386 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 220 of 386 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 197 of 386 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 193 of 386 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 197 of 386 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 204 of 386 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 217 of 386 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 271 of 386 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 275 of 386 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 294 of 386 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 316 of 386 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

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Chicago, IL

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