Welcome to the December 2023 Los Angeles Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the December 2023 key findings and figures for the Los Angeles rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Los Angeles and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Los Angeles average rent prices in the chart below.
Los Angeles rent prices decreased over the last month. From November to December, the city experienced a -2.69% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Los Angeles one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,428.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from November to December, Los Angeles experienced a -0.88% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Los Angeles two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $3,270.0.
Rent prices have decreased in Los Angeles over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the Los Angeles suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 5 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in West Hollywood, CA, Anaheim, CA .
Rent decreased in Long Beach, CA, Playa Del Rey, CA, Glendale, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Fullerton, CA.
4 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Los Angeles.
3 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Los Angeles.
Rent growth in Los Angeles over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Los Angeles average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Los Angeles one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
For more information about Los Angeles and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR December||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR December||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Los Angeles, CA||$2,495.0||-1.46%||$3,299.0||0.15%|
|West Hollywood, CA||$2,954.0||0.99%||$3,838.0||0.37%|
|Long Beach, CA||$2,042.0||-5.16%||$2,340.0||-0.55%|
|Playa Del Rey, CA||$3,234.0||-0.40%||$4,383.0||-3.76%|
|Santa Monica, CA||$2,977.0||-1.72%||$4,086.0||0.34%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.