According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Illinois for February 2020 is $1,590. With an averge apartment size of 1,258 sqft, the average price per square foot in Illinois is $1.264.
Compared to the national average of $1,650, Illinois rent costs -3.6% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Illinois ranks.
Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:
As you would expect, the median price for rent in Illinois increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Illinois clocking in at $1,399, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $2,000 per month.
We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,525 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $500/room/month.
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Illinois has experienced a $-5 change in rent over the past month going from $1,595 to $1,590. That change comes out to -0.3%.
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 Illinois:
Over the past year, the average rent in Illinois changed $25 from $1,565 to $1,590. A change of $25 means that rents changed 1.6% 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 Illinois: