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Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Philadelphia Studio - $1,330-3%
Philadelphia 1 Bed - $1,8470%
Philadelphia 2 Beds - $2,122+1%

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Local Reviews

it safe transportation is near and good close to restautants bars where you could go with family and friends close to broadway shows

My neighborhood has a lot of bars and shops but I do feel safe do to lie life people hanging around the streets at all hours

I like that the neighborhood is walkable and has many public transport options. I can walk to the gym, supermarket, subway station and my primary care doctor. A small Starbucks is a good feature of the neighborhood, as well as a sitdown Ethiopian restaurant. A public pool and park is also a unique feature of the neighborhood.

I can walk any place I want to. Everything is nearby: library, super market, restaurants, schools, And great public transportation

Lots of stores, restaurants and shops. Many high end residential buildings. Well known neighborhood.

There are several bars and restaurants, too many to choose a favorite. I like taking long walks and relaxing at bars.

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 Center City, Philadelphia, PA

In Philadelphia, PA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,330 to $2,122. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Center City, Philadelphia, PA is $1,330. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,847. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,122.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-3%

Changed from $1,371 to $1,330
1 Bed

0%

Changed from $1,847 to $1,847
2 Beds

+1%

Changed from $2,101 to $2,122

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.3%

Compared to National Average

1.9%

The cost of living in Center City, Philadelphia, PA is 0.3% higher than the state average and 1.9% higher than the national average. Center City, 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 Center City, 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 Center City, 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
Allentown$1,835+53%
Bensalem$1,817-32%
West Chester$1,562+4%
Hamilton$1,525+7%
Wilmington$1,492-4%
Philadelphia$1,330-3%
Reading$1,305-3%
Levittown$1,250+2%
Newark$1,0250%
Bethlehem$872-31%
Trenton$7210%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Allentown$2,134+15%
Reading$1,877+22%
Philadelphia$1,8470%
Hamilton Township$1,845+32%
West Chester$1,830-5%
Bethlehem$1,742+2%
Hamilton$1,732-11%
Wilmington$1,598+2%
Bensalem$1,592+3%
Levittown$1,590-2%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,544-4%
Newark$1,492+2%
Trenton$1,375-5%
Vineland$1,125+20%
Upper Darby$960-7%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethlehem$2,350+12%
Hamilton Township$2,255--
Allentown$2,238+17%
West Chester$2,177-11%
Philadelphia$2,122+1%
Hamilton$1,955-29%
Wilmington$1,876+3%
Bensalem$1,869-2%
Levittown$1,850+2%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,849-5%
Reading$1,6500%
Newark$1,615+2%
Trenton$1,590-12%
Vineland$1,275+18%
Upper Darby$1,250+4%
Camden$1,162+5%

Compare Neighborhoods

Point Breeze

$812

1 Bed Avg. Rent

West Oak Lane

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

North Delaware

$1,000

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 Point Breeze, West Oak Lane, and North Delaware, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $812, $950, and $1,000 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Mayfair and Cobbs Creek, where the rents are $1,095 and $1,175, a favorable comparison to Philadelphia's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,847.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

In Philadelphia, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Northern Liberties, Logan Square, and Avenue of the Arts South. A 1-bedroom apartment in Northern Liberties averages at $2,955, in Logan Square it averages $2,677, and in Avenue of the Arts South, the average is $2,550. For additional high-end living options, Old Kensington offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,335, and Old City at $2,286. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,847 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 Brewerytown, Strawberry Mansion, and Lower North. In Brewerytown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,322. Strawberry Mansion sees average rents of $1,250 for a 1-bedroom unit. Lower North offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,650. For those seeking other popular areas, North Central presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,425, and Avenue of the Arts North at $2,059. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,847 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Northern Liberties$2,020+26%
Old Kensington$1,875+34%
West Mount Airy$1,750+94%
Fishtown$1,727+30%
Lower North$1,725+25%
Old City$1,6800%
Logan Square$1,657-7%
Avenue of the Arts North$1,500-9%
Belmont$1,500--
River Wards$1,492+17%
Fairmount - Art Museum$1,4000%
Strawberry Mansion$1,400+6%
Francisville$1,375-8%
Society Hill$1,375+2%
West Philadelphia$1,350+4%
Ludlow$1,345+7%
West Kensington$1,338--
University City$1,318+2%
Center City West$1,300-18%
Center City$1,299-13%
East Falls$1,299-7%
Point Breeze$1,284-4%
Rittenhouse Square$1,250-12%
Mantua$1,2500%
West Powelton$1,246-4%
Roxborough$1,245-7%
Lower Northwest$1,222-7%
East Kensington$1,210+11%
Brewerytown$1,200-14%
South Philadelphia$1,198-10%
Chestnut Hill$1,166-21%
Washington Square West$1,085-13%
Spring Garden$1,0500%
Queen Village$1,050-22%
Cobbs Creek$1,050-12%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,030-9%
Graduate Hospital$1,025-22%
Upper North District$996+6%
Kensington$950-14%
North Central$925-2%
Hartranft$850-6%
Upper North Philadelphia$850-3%
Kingsessing$850--
Richmond$750--
Garden Court$7120%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Old Kensington$2,335+32%
Old City$2,286+13%
Center City$2,241+2%
University City$2,159-13%
Society Hill$2,085-8%
Avenue of the Arts North$2,059+3%
Center City West$1,8950%
Garden Court$1,850+37%
South Philadelphia$1,787+29%
West Philadelphia$1,777+1%
Kensington$1,7670%
East Falls$1,762+8%
East Kensington$1,722+10%
Graduate Hospital$1,695-1%
Ludlow$1,656+28%
Lower North$1,650+10%
Upper North District$1,638+46%
Roxborough$1,622+2%
West Powelton$1,615-8%
Lower Northwest$1,590-1%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,585+63%
West Kensington$1,560+4%
Washington Square West$1,550-7%
Rittenhouse Square$1,550-27%
Chestnut Hill$1,529-27%
River Wards$1,522-8%
Francisville$1,518-11%
Fishtown$1,487-15%
Mantua$1,476+38%
Belmont$1,476+14%
West Mount Airy$1,475+13%
Kingsessing$1,449+2%
North Central$1,425+10%
Queen Village$1,400-10%
Fairmount - Art Museum$1,400-20%
Brewerytown$1,322-12%
Hartranft$1,281-1%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,263+1%
Grays Ferry$1,250+4%
Strawberry Mansion$1,250-22%
Richmond$1,195+117%
Spring Garden$1,192-22%
Cobbs Creek$1,175-2%
Mayfair$1,095--
North Delaware$1,000-9%
West Oak Lane$950-17%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Kensington$2,400+33%
Society Hill$2,295+15%
West Philadelphia$2,220+21%
Garden Court$2,217+9%
Francisville$2,200+23%
Ludlow$2,077+17%
Washington Square West$2,075-10%
South Philadelphia$2,072+20%
Queen Village$2,000+13%
Fairmount - Art Museum$2,000+29%
Roxborough$1,995+5%
Avenue of the Arts North$1,950-20%
River Wards$1,947+2%
East Kensington$1,947+8%
Chestnut Hill$1,935-22%
East Falls$1,914-16%
Rittenhouse Square$1,900-39%
West Mount Airy$1,875+9%
Lower Northwest$1,842-3%
Fishtown$1,837-18%
Brewerytown$1,800-3%
Mantua$1,800-10%
North Delaware$1,800+50%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,795+9%
Belmont$1,764+4%
Lower North$1,700-6%
North Central$1,700-8%
Grays Ferry$1,700--
Spring Garden$1,697-32%
West Kensington$1,695-6%
West Powelton$1,695-6%
Kingsessing$1,649+8%
Graduate Hospital$1,625-10%
Richmond$1,585-1%
Upper North District$1,470+13%
Cobbs Creek$1,400+17%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,3830%
West Oak Lane$1,375+10%
Hartranft$1,350-19%
Strawberry Mansion$1,101-33%
Point Breeze$970-37%

Transportation

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9797

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 11 of 14 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 8 of 14 renters

Percentage: 8787

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 14 renters

Percentage: 9595

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

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Need A Car

Yes

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Area Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

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Area Has Litter

No

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Near Grocery Stores

Yes

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Nearby Parks

Yes

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Noise Late At Night

No

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Area Has Potholes

No

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Near Schools

Yes

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Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

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Near Downtown

No

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Nice Views

No

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Pet Friendly

No

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Safe For Families

No

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Well Lit

No

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Busy Streets

Yes

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Tree Lined Streets

No

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Mostly Newer Buildings

No

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Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

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Quiet Area

No

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Near Highways

No

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Maintained Yards

No

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Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Center City Philadelphia

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