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Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Philadelphia Studio - $1,314-6%
Philadelphia 1 Bed - $1,787-2%
Philadelphia 2 Beds - $1,925-8%
Last updated 6/15/2024

Local Guide

See what Philadelphia, PA has to offer.

Local Reviews

It's cute! There's lots of nice bars and restaurants. I like that there's a lot of small parks. I would like some more stores and corner stores they aren't just bars

the unity in my neighborhood is unique. My favorite local place is the skating rink. me and my family love the skaing rink and bond and have a good timre there.

What's unique is that it's chill and shi any all my favorite business is chick fil a because It's good asf and my bxch loves it too

It is close to alot of stores within walking distance. Also it is on a bus route. There is job opportunities around my area.

I like going downtown Our philly cheesesteak is a popular in my city and we're the home of the best nfl team 2023 eagles

The fashion district & a lot of stores that are up an coming with temple buy uo everything I love gone to the movies

Demographics

Education

High School

49%

Associate's

23%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

25%

4 people

18%

5 people

9%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

39%

45-65

23%

65+

13%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/15/2024

*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 Philadelphia, PA

In Philadelphia, PA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,314 to $1,925. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Philadelphia, PA is $1,314. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,787. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,925.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-6%

Changed from $1,398 to $1,314
1 Bed

-2%

Changed from $1,823 to $1,787
2 Beds

-8%

Changed from $2,092 to $1,925
Last updated 6/15/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
1%
6%
29%
37%
28%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Cherry Hill$2,013-4%
Allentown$1,838+33%
Bala Cynwyd$1,735-4%
Lansdale$1,713-7%
Malvern$1,649-7%
Bensalem$1,634-44%
King of Prussia$1,567-18%
West Chester$1,562+4%
Wilmington$1,5570%
Reading$1,305-3%
Conshohocken$1,090--
Newark$1,0250%
Bethlehem$872-29%
Trenton$7210%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Ardmore$2,425-13%
Cherry Hill$2,242-8%
Lansdale$2,117+7%
King of Prussia$2,008+5%
Allentown$1,971+1%
Bala Cynwyd$1,947-18%
Malvern$1,925-3%
West Chester$1,887-3%
Bethlehem$1,845+9%
Conshohocken$1,783-23%
Wilmington$1,605+3%
Bensalem$1,589+2%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,544-4%
Newark$1,495-1%
Reading$1,420-7%
Trenton$1,400-5%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Ardmore$3,555-10%
Princeton$3,401-18%
Bala Cynwyd$2,914-1%
Cherry Hill$2,720-11%
Malvern$2,607-3%
Lansdale$2,504-7%
King of Prussia$2,360-17%
West Chester$2,239-5%
Allentown$2,199+24%
Bethlehem$2,1450%
Wilmington$1,893+3%
Bensalem$1,866-2%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,849-5%
Conshohocken$1,812-36%
Reading$1,702+4%
Newark$1,662+5%
Trenton$1,600-10%

Compare Neighborhoods

Wynnefield

$895

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Germantown

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

West Oak Lane

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

For renters in Philadelphia seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Wynnefield, Germantown, and West Oak Lane, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $895, $950, and $950 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Fox Chase and Upper North District, where the rents are $1,062 and $1,170, a favorable comparison to Philadelphia's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,787.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

In Philadelphia, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Fitler Square, Logan Square, and University City. A 1-bedroom apartment in Fitler Square averages at $2,726, in Logan Square it averages $2,310, and in University City, the average is $2,215. For additional high-end living options, Center City West offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,100, and Society Hill at $2,085. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,787 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

In Philadelphia, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Lower North, Brewerytown, and North Central. In Lower North, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,408. Brewerytown sees average rents of $1,462 for a 1-bedroom unit. North Central offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,215. For those seeking other popular areas, Avenue of the Arts North presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,061, and Hartranft at $1,281. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,787 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Northern Liberties$1,970+24%
Logan Square$1,709+3%
Francisville$1,550+72%
East Falls$1,525+9%
Avenue of the Arts North$1,500-9%
Old City$1,475-15%
Rittenhouse Square$1,475+4%
Fishtown$1,450+9%
River Wards$1,444+32%
Chestnut Hill$1,424+24%
University City$1,400+7%
Society Hill$1,375+2%
West Philadelphia$1,369+5%
Oxford Circle$1,355--
West Kensington$1,338--
Center City$1,322-10%
Lower North$1,300-7%
Center City West$1,300-18%
Point Breeze$1,284-4%
Spring Garden$1,275+21%
Graduate Hospital$1,260-12%
Mantua$1,2500%
West Powelton$1,246-4%
Roxborough$1,245-7%
Lower Northwest$1,222-5%
Brewerytown$1,200-14%
South Philadelphia$1,198-10%
Bella Vista$1,150+15%
Avenue of the Arts South$1,135-11%
Bustleton$1,0990%
Washington Square West$1,095-13%
Upper North District$1,087+11%
Queen Village$1,050-22%
Cobbs Creek$1,050-12%
East Kensington$995-9%
Near Northeast Philadelphia$990+4%
Kensington$962-13%
Fox Chase$962+27%
North Central$960+2%
Southwest Philadelphia$900-20%
Overbrook$884-7%
Cedar Park$870+4%
Hartranft$850-6%
Upper North Philadelphia$850-3%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Logan Square$2,310-6%
University City$2,215-9%
Center City West$2,100+7%
Society Hill$2,085-8%
Center City$2,077-4%
Avenue of the Arts North$2,061+3%
Rittenhouse Square$1,995+3%
Northern Liberties$1,962+2%
Avenue of the Arts South$1,922-13%
Old City$1,900-6%
Washington Square West$1,7950%
Chestnut Hill$1,766+14%
Fishtown$1,697+1%
Graduate Hospital$1,695-3%
West Powelton$1,615-8%
Kensington$1,597-11%
Bella Vista$1,575+13%
River Wards$1,570-5%
West Philadelphia$1,552-14%
East Kensington$1,545-4%
Francisville$1,518-11%
Roxborough$1,500-6%
Lower Northwest$1,497-4%
East Falls$1,474-13%
Queen Village$1,472-8%
Brewerytown$1,462-11%
West Kensington$1,450-3%
Point Breeze$1,435-1%
South Philadelphia$1,430+3%
Bustleton$1,423+10%
Spring Garden$1,412-6%
Lower North$1,408-6%
Cedar Park$1,375+6%
Overbrook$1,365-7%
Somerton$1,310--
Upper North Philadelphia$1,300+33%
Hartranft$1,281-1%
Mantua$1,275+14%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,275+8%
Oxford Circle$1,250+5%
North Central$1,2150%
Near Northeast Philadelphia$1,185+6%
Cobbs Creek$1,175-2%
Upper North District$1,170+2%
Fox Chase$1,062+16%
Germantown$950--
West Oak Lane$950-17%
Wynnefield$895-54%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
University City$3,420-1%
Rittenhouse Square$3,110+8%
Center City West$3,000+8%
Avenue of the Arts South$2,953-11%
Center City$2,940-2%
Old City$2,645-7%
Chestnut Hill$2,549+56%
Northern Liberties$2,474-23%
Kensington$2,400+30%
Fishtown$2,395+9%
Washington Square West$2,3050%
Bella Vista$2,259+56%
Somerton$2,150+8%
Overbrook$2,100+87%
Queen Village$2,000+13%
Avenue of the Arts North$2,000-15%
Graduate Hospital$1,9950%
River Wards$1,960-1%
East Falls$1,914-16%
Francisville$1,895+6%
Lower Northwest$1,856-1%
Roxborough$1,847-3%
Spring Garden$1,825-17%
South Philadelphia$1,797+2%
Point Breeze$1,795+20%
Mantua$1,775-11%
East Kensington$1,774-8%
Brewerytown$1,700-7%
West Philadelphia$1,695-9%
West Powelton$1,695-6%
West Kensington$1,695-6%
Lower North$1,609-10%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,605-8%
Wynnefield$1,595--
Bustleton$1,555+5%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,505+8%
North Central$1,5000%
Hartranft$1,495-11%
Cobbs Creek$1,421+18%
West Oak Lane$1,375+10%
Upper North District$1,372+7%
Near Northeast Philadelphia$1,335-4%
Fox Chase$1,335-7%
Cedar Park$1,250-32%
Germantown$1,200--
Oxford Circle$1,200-9%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

14%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

22%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

15%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8484

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 163 of 287 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 185 of 287 renters

Percentage: 7676

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 152 of 287 renters

Percentage: 6868

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 197 of 287 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 161 of 287 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Supermarket sweep. Philadelphia is top shelf for groceries.

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

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. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Philadelphia's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Philadelphia looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 24% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Philadelphia is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 37% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Philadelphia has a lot of style.

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

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 10% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Philadelphia is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 37% fewer pet facilities 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. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 20% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 7% fewer medical facilities 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. 7% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 207 of 287 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 204 of 287 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 204 of 287 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 195 of 287 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 187 of 287 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 187 of 287 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 177 of 287 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 172 of 287 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 164 of 287 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 150 of 287 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 149 of 287 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 163 of 287 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 173 of 287 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 184 of 287 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 184 of 287 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 189 of 287 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 204 of 287 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 214 of 287 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 232 of 287 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 242 of 287 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Philadelphia

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About

Philadelphia, PA

Overview of Philadelphia

Welcome to the "City of brotherly love," or as we like to call it, Philly. Sure it's got a reputation for being a bit rough around the edges, but over the years Philadelphia has transformed into a hotspot for culture and opportunity. The recent rise in population can partially be attributed to Philadelphia's economic hub, City Center. Many have migrated to take a job in this epicenter for Fortune 500 and information technology companies. Or maybe it's the art that's bringing people in. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other city in the United States, and the low cost of apartments for rent in Philadelphia is perfect for those trying to focus strictly on being creative. Or maybe it's the food. The unique blend of backgrounds and ethnicities make for a plethora of authentic and experimental cuisine that will impress even the most discerning foodies. No matter what brought you to Philly--we're glad you're here. This bustling metropolis may be famous for its historical happenings and cheesesteaks, but soon you'll know all the hidden gems that make Philadelphia a great place to live.

Philadelphia Apartments & Cost of Living

Considering that Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast and the fifth most populated city in the US, it's pretty darn affordable for its size. And if you compare the cost of rent in Philly to the nearby cities of Washington D.C., Boston, and New York City, Philadelphia apartments seem down-right cheap. The general rule of thumb is this: the further out you are from City Center, the cheaper the rent will be. One bedroom apartments in City Center average between $1,300 and $1,700, but that's the price you pay to be near all the shops, restaurants, and clubs. At the far reaches of the city you'll find one bedroom and studio apartments for about $600 a month, but depending on what you want from the neighborhood you live in, paying a bit more can get you much closer to certain amenities.

When searching for Philadelphia apartments, there are a few other costs you'll want to keep in mind. Within the city limits you don't need a car which eliminates the need for gas, upkeep, parking, and insurance--but you will need a public transit pass. Contrary to what some might say, it's not always sunny in Philadelphia. In fact, it gets quite a lot of snow and most apartments for rent in Philadelphia use gas for heating. So if you have an apartment that doesn't cover utilities in rent then you'll definitely need to budget for high gas bills in the winter.

Entertainment, Vibe, & Culture of Philly

We mentioned it briefly earlier, but Philadelphia is widely known for its thriving arts and culture. Aside from all the local art and outdoor sculptures, there are many historic venues that are home to Philadelphia's famous performing arts scene. The Academy of Music is the oldest operating opera house in The States and is home to the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra (one of the top five orchestras in the US). There's also Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, and many more.

Plus when you're searching for Philadelphia apartments, you'll want to be close to great food and places to just hang out. While City Center has the highest concentration of restaurants, bars, and clubs, many neighborhoods have their own little pockets of entertainment. There are a ton of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and local watering-holes to be found: you'll have to do a lot of exploring to find your favorite pockets of the city.

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