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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

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Demographics

Education

High School

68%

Associate's

17%

Bachelor's

12%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

21%

4 people

15%

5 people

15%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

74%

50-100k

19%

100-150k

4%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

14%

20-45

39%

45-65

27%

65+

10%

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 West Kensington, 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 West Kensington, 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

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.3%

Compared to National Average

1.9%

The cost of living in West Kensington, Philadelphia, PA is 0.3% higher than the state average and 1.9% higher than the national average. West Kensington, Philadelphia, PA housing is 2.3% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 8.6% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2.5% more in West Kensington, Philadelphia, PA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 7% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in West Kensington, Philadelphia, PACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
2.8%
2.3%
Utilities
3.3%
8.6%
Food
1.8%
2.5%
Transportation
0%
7.6%
Healthcare
0%
7%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Cherry Hill$2,013-4%
Allentown$1,838+33%
Bala Cynwyd$1,735-4%
Bensalem$1,634-44%
King of Prussia$1,567-18%
West Chester$1,562+4%
Wilmington$1,5570%
Philadelphia$1,314-6%
Reading$1,305-3%
Conshohocken$1,090--
Newark$1,0250%
Bethlehem$872-29%
Easton$872-22%
Trenton$7210%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Ardmore$2,425-13%
Cherry Hill$2,242-8%
King of Prussia$2,008+5%
Allentown$1,971+1%
Bala Cynwyd$1,947-18%
West Chester$1,887-3%
Bethlehem$1,845+9%
Philadelphia$1,787-2%
Conshohocken$1,783-23%
Easton$1,775+8%
Toms River$1,750-8%
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%
Easton$2,530+40%
King of Prussia$2,360-17%
West Chester$2,239-5%
Toms River$2,200+2%
Allentown$2,199+24%
Bethlehem$2,1450%
Philadelphia$1,925-8%
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--
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%
Richmond$750--
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%
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%
Richmond$1,195+117%
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%
Avenue of the Arts North$2,000-15%
Queen Village$2,000+13%
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%
Lower North$1,609-10%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,605-8%
Wynnefield$1,595--
Richmond$1,585-1%
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

16%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

26%

40-60 Mins

12%

60+ Mins

16%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8888

Walk Score®

Percentage: 7979

Bike Score®

Percentage: 7272

Transit Score®

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. West Kensington Philadelphia gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 60% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 90% more parks than average
  3. 53% more parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Kensington Philadelphia gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 97% more hospitals than average
  3. 80% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Kensington Philadelphia serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 71% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in West Kensington Philadelphia.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 33% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. West Kensington Philadelphia is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 77% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 18% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Kensington Philadelphia is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 84% more daycares than average
  3. 20% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in West Kensington Philadelphia.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 33% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

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

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Kensington Philadelphia could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 68% more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? West Kensington Philadelphia has a quiet theater scene.

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

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

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

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: West Kensington Philadelphia is light on amusement parks.

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

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this West Kensington Philadelphia's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 84% more medical facilities than average
  3. 30% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in West Kensington Philadelphia

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