According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in California for February 2020 is $2,800. With an averge apartment size of 1,389 sqft, the average price per square foot in California is $2.015.
Compared to the national average of $1,650, California rent costs 69.7% more. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how California ranks.
Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:
As you would expect, the median price for rent in California increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in California clocking in at $1,950, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $3,150 per month.
We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $2,495 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $787/room/month.
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California has experienced a $0 change in rent over the past month going from $2,800 to $2,800. That change comes out to 0.0%.
For reference, the US national average rent changed $0 in the past month or 0.0%.
Here's a look at the month over month change for each month since 2010 for California:
Over the past year, the average rent in California changed $50 from $2,750 to $2,800. A change of $50 means that rents changed 1.8% in a year.
That compares to the US national change of $5 in the past year or 0.3%.
Here's a look at the year over year change by month since 2011 for California: