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Average Rent in Saint Louis, MO

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Saint Louis Studio - $1,181+9%
Saint Louis 1 Bed - $1,487+14%
Saint Louis 2 Beds - $1,625+7%

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Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

65%

3 people

20%

4 people

10%

5 people

3%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

48%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

6%

20-45

58%

45-65

21%

65+

8%

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 Downtown St Louis, Saint Louis, MO

In Saint Louis, MO, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,181 to $1,625. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown St Louis, Saint Louis, MO is $1,181. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,487. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,625.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+9%

Changed from $1,083 to $1,181
1 Bed

+14%

Changed from $1,304 to $1,487
2 Beds

+7%

Changed from $1,519 to $1,625

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

3.1%

Compared to National Average

13.7%

The cost of living in Downtown St Louis, Saint Louis, MO is 3.1% lower than the state average and 13.7% lower than the national average. Downtown St Louis, Saint Louis, MO housing is 34.5% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 8.7% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 11.1% less in Downtown St Louis, Saint Louis, MO than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 2.3% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown St Louis, Saint Louis, MOCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
15.7%
34.5%
Utilities
3.7%
8.7%
Food
6.4%
11.1%
Transportation
0.1%
12%
Healthcare
3%
2.3%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fenton$2,008+3%
Saint Peters$1,2550%
Saint Louis$1,181+9%
Edwardsville$1,1100%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Creve Coeur$1,795+5%
Chesterfield$1,728-7%
Saint Charles$1,631+4%
Kirkwood$1,595--
Clayton$1,495+76%
Fairview Heights$1,493-10%
Saint Louis$1,487+14%
Saint Peters$1,432-1%
Lake Saint Louis$1,352+15%
Fenton$1,315+7%
Edwardsville$1,3000%
University City$1,2150%
Valley Park$1,110--
Wentzville$1,105--
Ballwin$1,065+5%
Arnold$1,000-1%
Maryland Heights$951+8%
Hazelwood$879+6%
Florissant$857-4%
Saint Ann$825+22%
Belleville$795+7%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Creve Coeur$2,4500%
Chesterfield$2,356+28%
Clayton$1,895+99%
Saint Charles$1,873+6%
Saint Peters$1,847-1%
Edwardsville$1,7600%
Fairview Heights$1,727-16%
Saint Louis$1,625+7%
Ballwin$1,572+8%
Fenton$1,522+4%
Lake Saint Louis$1,5000%
Kirkwood$1,495-6%
University City$1,3500%
Valley Park$1,292--
Arnold$1,177-3%
Hazelwood$1,139+14%
Maryland Heights$1,130-2%
Florissant$1,1170%
Belleville$950+3%

Compare Neighborhoods

Northampton

$595

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Kingshighway Hills

$595

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Benton Park West

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Saint Louis, MO?

For renters in Saint Louis seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Northampton, Kingshighway Hills, and Benton Park West, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $595, $595, and $675 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Gravois Park and Princeton Heights, where the rents are $700 and $772, a favorable comparison to Saint Louis's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,487.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Saint Louis, MO?

In Saint Louis, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Central West End Historic District, Midtown, and Forest Park Southeast. A 1-bedroom apartment in Central West End Historic District averages at $3,104, in Midtown it averages $2,313, and in Forest Park Southeast, the average is $1,600. For additional high-end living options, St. Louis Hills offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,595, and Lafayette Square at $1,519. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,487 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Saint Louis, MO?

In Saint Louis, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Southwest Garden, Forest Park Southeast, and Clayton-Tamm. In Southwest Garden, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $845. Forest Park Southeast sees average rents of $1,600 for a 1-bedroom unit. Clayton-Tamm offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,200. For those seeking other popular areas, McRee Place presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,200, and Clifton Heights at $1,495. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,487 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Forest Park Southeast$1,375+34%
Downtown East$1,179+52%
Midtown$1,131+32%
Central West End Historic District$1,081-2%
Grand Center$962--
Patch$920+8%
Gate District$905-5%
DeBaliviere Place$750--
Downtown West$640--
Lindenwood Park$575--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Midtown$2,313+6%
Forest Park Southeast$1,600+2%
St. Louis Hills$1,595+14%
Lafayette Square$1,5190%
Dogtown$1,495--
Clifton Heights$1,495--
Downtown East$1,462+1%
Soulard Historic District$1,460+1%
Tower Grove East$1,300--
McRee Place$1,200--
Clayton-Tamm$1,200--
Gate District$1,195-11%
Shaw Historic District$1,150--
Prairie des Noyes$1,150--
West End$1,100-21%
Patch$1,100+2%
DeBaliviere Place$1,000-9%
Downtown West$9000%
Benton Park Historic District$875-20%
Florissant$857-4%
LaSalle Park$850--
Southwest Garden$845--
Columbus Square$818-31%
Grand Center$815+5%
Princeton Heights$7720%
Gravois Park$700--
Benton Park West$675--
Northampton$595--
Kingshighway Hills$595--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown East$2,137+16%
Forest Park Southeast$2,088+6%
Soulard Historic District$1,885+16%
Dogtown$1,795--
St. Louis Hills$1,795+6%
Clifton Heights$1,795--
Lafayette Square$1,625-14%
Gate District$1,625-11%
McRee Place$1,625--
Shaw Historic District$1,500+8%
Prairie des Noyes$1,500+8%
Patch$1,452+4%
McKinley Heights$1,400--
Downtown West$1,3250%
Benton Park West$1,300--
Clayton-Tamm$1,300--
Holly Hills$1,300--
DeBaliviere Place$1,200+4%
Columbus Square$1,167+32%
Florissant$1,1170%
Grand Center$1,045+3%
Benton Park Historic District$1,005-23%
Princeton Heights$9680%
LaSalle Park$900--
Marine Villa$625--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

37%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8989

Walk Score®

Percentage: 6262

Bike Score®

Percentage: 6060

Transit Score®

Area Amenities

Top Score

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 97% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 67% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis is a masterpiece for fine art lovers.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 99% more fine art centers than average
  3. 72% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 96% more restaurants than average
  3. 23% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 97% more parks than average
  3. 54% more parks than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No spin here - Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis boasts a good number of amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 98% more amusement parks than average
  3. 80% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 95% more coffee shops than average
  3. 30% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 23% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 91% more daycares than average
  3. 6% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 83% more gyms than average
  3. 87% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. 43% fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 91% more medical facilities than average
  3. 47% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 85% more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in Downtown St. Louis Saint Louis

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Saint Louis, MO 0.1 miles$1,487$1,625
Clayton, MO 6.8 miles$1,495$1,895
Saint Charles, MO 18.7 miles$1,631$1,873
Maryland Heights, MO 13.8 miles$951$1,130
Creve Coeur, MO 12.3 miles$1,795$2,450
Valley Park, MO 16.8 miles$1,110$1,292
Florissant, MO 13 miles$857$1,117
Saint Ann, MO 12.1 miles$825---
Edwardsville, IL 18.3 miles$1,300$1,760
Fairview Heights, IL 11.6 miles$1,493$1,727

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 0.4 miles$1,434$1,625
Downtown 0.4 miles$1,434$1,625
Downtown 0.4 miles$1,434$1,625
Downtown West 0.5 miles$900$1,325
Downtown East 0.5 miles$1,462$2,137
Soulard Historic District 1.8 miles$1,460$1,885
Midtown 1.6 miles$2,313$4,020
Lafayette Square 1.2 miles$1,519$1,625
Near Southside 1 miles------
Columbus Square 0.8 miles$818$1,167