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Average Rent in Chicago, IL

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Chicago Studio - $1,470+16%
Chicago 1 Bed - $1,920+6%
Chicago 2 Beds - $2,500+9%
Last updated 6/23/2024

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Local Reviews

Nothing at all it completely sucks, I want to move fast away. I want to be safe and I want my kids safe

It's very young and hip. There are a lot of food options and a lot of boutiques and shopping options. All my essentials are 3-10 minutes away. It's near downtown and feels very urban.

There is schools very close by. There is neighborhood stores around every corner .And it's public transportation available

Most people in my neighborhood have been living in their house a long time. These are people who care a lot about their homes because they own them.

It's an historic neighborhood. Pet friendly business. hi myself I going to the parks well one of the mini parks. There's a lot of gyms and fitness to engage yourself in. There's always a festival or a little market going on freshly produced of course.

St Angela School is a Pilar of community. It is quiet and clean.love shopping at the family dollar.the neighbor are very friendly.

Demographics

Education

High School

45%

Associate's

22%

Bachelor's

22%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

25%

4 people

18%

5 people

10%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

50%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

7%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

45%

45-65

20%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/23/2024

*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.

Rent Trends

Average rent in West Side, Chicago, IL

In Chicago, IL, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,470 to $2,500. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in West Side, Chicago, IL is $1,470. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,920. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,500.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+16%

Changed from $1,267 to $1,470
1 Bed

+6%

Changed from $1,811 to $1,920
2 Beds

+9%

Changed from $2,294 to $2,500
Last updated 6/23/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

4%

Compared to National Average

9.4%

The cost of living in West Side, Chicago, IL is 4% higher than the state average and 9.4% higher than the national average. West Side, Chicago, IL housing is 39.2% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 8.9% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 3.4% more in West Side, Chicago, IL than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 7.3% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in West Side, Chicago, ILCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
15.2%
39.2%
Utilities
0.2%
8.9%
Food
1.6%
3.4%
Transportation
0%
5.8%
Healthcare
3.4%
7.3%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Lansing$1,727-11%
Schaumburg$1,544+5%
Lombard$1,499-10%
Chicago$1,470+16%
Naperville$1,462-29%
Oak Lawn$1,450--
Evanston$1,370+6%
Aurora$1,325+5%
Bolingbrook$1,282+21%
Portage$1,160--
Wheaton$990-46%
Joliet$962+8%
Waukegan$910+1%
Kenosha$875+35%
Hammond$870+13%
Valparaiso$850+10%
Merrillville$7620%
Elgin$750--
Michigan City$7120%
Gary$699+7%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Lombard$2,709+22%
Evanston$2,644+19%
Naperville$1,949+8%
Chicago$1,920+6%
Plainfield$1,800+3%
Elgin$1,7920%
Wheaton$1,737+2%
Schaumburg$1,665+5%
Bolingbrook$1,587+40%
Aurora$1,470+9%
Skokie$1,350--
Portage$1,350+35%
Merrillville$1,307+1%
Crown Point$1,259+6%
Lansing$1,175--
Valparaiso$1,164+17%
Waukegan$1,160+4%
Joliet$1,090+8%
Kenosha$1,070-3%
Hammond$1,020+16%
Calumet City$860+5%
Michigan City$8220%
Gary$812+16%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Evanston$3,466+80%
Naperville$2,549+13%
Chicago$2,500+9%
Elgin$2,3900%
Plainfield$2,250-13%
Lombard$2,166-13%
Wheaton$2,010+9%
Aurora$2,007+7%
Schaumburg$1,978+4%
Bolingbrook$1,8120%
Skokie$1,800+14%
Portage$1,672+53%
Oak Lawn$1,500--
Merrillville$1,472+10%
Waukegan$1,447-1%
Crown Point$1,349+2%
Kenosha$1,341-1%
Joliet$1,292+8%
Hammond$1,253+17%
Valparaiso$1,227+9%
Michigan City$1,133+6%
Calumet City$1,070+5%
Gary$905+3%
Lansing$899--

Compare Neighborhoods

Far Southeast Side

$762

1 Bed Avg. Rent

South Shore

$825

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Northwest Side

$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, South Shore, and Northwest Side, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $762, $825, and $995 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Irving Park and Little Village, where the rents are $995 and $1,145, a favorable comparison to Chicago's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,920.

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 $3,524, and in West Loop, the average is $3,140. For additional high-end living options, Near West Side offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,983, and Streeterville at $2,715. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,920 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 Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and West Town. In Wicker Park, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,575. Lincoln Park sees average rents of $1,735 for a 1-bedroom unit. West Town offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,500. For those seeking other popular areas, River West presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,150, and North Side at $1,755. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,920 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fulton River District$2,832+44%
Near East Side$2,625+11%
Near West Side$2,570+33%
West Loop$2,562+101%
The Loop$2,500-1%
Fulton Market$2,5000%
Lower West Side$2,500--
Far Southwest Side$2,278+210%
Central Station$2,232+17%
Little Italy$2,096+9%
Near South Side$2,034-3%
River North$2,000--
River West$1,900--
Downtown$1,735-11%
Streeterville$1,717-2%
Near North Side$1,6500%
Gold Coast$1,6500%
West Town$1,600-22%
Logan Square$1,600--
Wicker Park$1,600--
East Hyde Park$1,536-9%
Hyde Park$1,490-12%
Buena Park$1,465+7%
South Side$1,436-8%
Far Southeast Side$1,399+106%
Greektown$1,390+9%
Lincoln Park$1,385+20%
North Side$1,327+14%
Lake View East$1,305+9%
Lakeview$1,275+7%
Uptown$1,212-7%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,210-30%
Edgewater$1,110-1%
Far North Side$1,100+2%
Edgewater Beach$1,100+1%
Rogers Park$1,065+4%
Lincoln Square$1,050+11%
Ravenswood$1,050+11%
West Ridge$1,025-2%
Albany Park$935--
Northwest Side$925+3%
Irving Park$925+3%
Southwest Side$750--
Woodlawn$740--
South Shore$7250%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Fulton River District$3,524+46%
West Loop$3,140+10%
Near West Side$2,983+27%
Streeterville$2,715-1%
Near East Side$2,680-7%
Little Italy$2,593+16%
Central Station$2,587+4%
Near South Side$2,370+1%
Downtown$2,332-11%
The Loop$2,313-7%
East Hyde Park$2,272+193%
Fulton Market$2,250-23%
Near North Side$2,157-21%
River West$2,150--
Hyde Park$2,124+23%
Gold Coast$2,000-42%
South Side$1,873+87%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$1,801-6%
Lakeview$1,775-7%
North Side$1,755-2%
Lake View East$1,755-2%
Uptown$1,7420%
Lincoln Park$1,735+6%
Buena Park$1,657+8%
Lower West Side$1,595+12%
Wicker Park$1,575--
Far North Side$1,547+5%
West Town$1,500-32%
Beverly$1,500--
Far Southwest Side$1,500--
Bridgeport$1,495--
Ravenswood$1,495-19%
Rogers Park$1,472+6%
Hermosa$1,435--
Edgewater$1,395-9%
Edgewater Beach$1,355-11%
Woodlawn$1,350+8%
West Ridge$1,322+8%
Lincoln Square$1,310-10%
Albany Park$1,3000%
Grand Boulevard$1,195+6%
Little Village$1,145+10%
Northwest Side$995-5%
Irving Park$995-5%
South Shore$8250%
Far Southeast Side$762+5%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Fulton River District$4,781+38%
Near East Side$4,652+16%
Fulton Market$4,250+12%
Central Station$4,068+20%
West Loop$3,897-8%
River West$3,800--
Wicker Park$3,750--
River North$3,650--
Streeterville$3,607-2%
Greektown$3,500--
The Loop$3,379+4%
Near North Side$3,370-7%
Downtown$3,325+1%
Near West Side$3,285+3%
Near South Side$3,211+4%
West Town$3,210-15%
East Hyde Park$3,099+31%
Little Italy$3,030-4%
Beverly$2,900--
Edgewater$2,850+75%
Gold Coast$2,795+22%
Hyde Park$2,503+6%
Lakeview$2,450+12%
Lincoln Park$2,420+5%
North Side$2,410+7%
Buena Park$2,395+9%
South Side$2,390+60%
Lake View East$2,372+10%
Uptown$2,295+10%
Hyde Park Kenwood Historic District$2,197-32%
Ravenswood$2,125-22%
Far North Side$2,093+14%
Rogers Park$2,070+5%
Logan Square$1,999-7%
Irving Park$1,925+24%
Grand Boulevard$1,907--
Lower West Side$1,895+49%
Woodlawn$1,850+20%
Far Southwest Side$1,850--
Northwest Side$1,800+20%
Bridgeport$1,800+81%
Albany Park$1,650+10%
Little Village$1,600+15%
Lincoln Square$1,445-43%
West Ridge$1,445+3%
Southwest Side$1,410+18%
Edgewater Beach$1,325-19%
South Shore$1,300+11%
Far Southeast Side$1,100-6%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

13%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

24%

40-60 Mins

19%

60+ Mins

15%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8484

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 28 of 48 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 34 of 48 renters

Percentage: 8383

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 28 of 48 renters

Percentage: 7272

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 35 of 48 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 25 of 48 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 99% more restaurants than average
  3. 25% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Childcare

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

What a whippersnapper! West Side Chicago is crawling with childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 100% more daycares than average
  3. 43% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Plenty of I.V. league hospitals around here.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 99% more hospitals than average
  3. 36% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 99% more grocery stores than average
  3. 5% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is no sight for sore eyes. Plenty of docs in West Side Chicago.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 99% more medical facilities than average
  3. 16% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 99% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 37% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in West Side Chicago.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 99% more parks than average
  3. 11% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in West Side Chicago.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 99% more shops than average
  3. 66% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. West Side Chicago is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 99% more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Side Chicago draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 99% more fine art centers than average
  3. 7% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No spin here - West Side Chicago boasts a good number of amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 99% more amusement parks than average
  3. 15% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in West Side Chicago are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 99% more gas stations than average
  3. 24% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. West Side Chicago gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 99% more coffee shops than average
  3. 8% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with West Side Chicago.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 99% more gyms than average
  3. 62% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 99% more theaters than average
  3. 8% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 36 of 48 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 34 of 48 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 32 of 48 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 31 of 48 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 31 of 48 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 28 of 48 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 28 of 48 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 28 of 48 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 27 of 48 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 26 of 48 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 25 of 48 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 27 of 48 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 27 of 48 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 27 of 48 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 27 of 48 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 30 of 48 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 31 of 48 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 34 of 48 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 36 of 48 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 41 of 48 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in West Side Chicago

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Oak Park, IL 3.9 miles$1,354$1,694
Cicero, IL 3.2 miles---$1,400
Hammond, IN 23 miles$1,020$1,253
Berwyn, IL 4.8 miles$1,350$1,400
Evanston, IL 11.3 miles$2,644$3,466
Oak Lawn, IL 11.1 miles---$1,500
Naperville, IL 23.5 miles$1,949$2,549
Skokie, IL 10.8 miles$1,350$1,800
Gary, IN 27.1 miles$812$905

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Tri-Taylor 1.3 miles---$1,800
Humboldt Park 1.6 miles$1,150$1,200
North Lawndale 1.3 miles---$1,400
Ukrainian Village 1.9 miles$850$2,350
East Humboldt Park 1.9 miles$2,225$2,875
West Garfield Park 1.1 miles$900$1,350