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Los Angeles:
May Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2022 Los Angeles Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the May 2022 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.

Monthly Rent Report

Los Angeles Rent Prices Increase From April to May

Los Angeles rent prices increased over the last month. From April to May, the city experienced a 2.09% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Los Angeles one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,298.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from April to May, Los Angeles experienced a 1.12% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Los Angeles two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $3,077.0.

May Prices: Los Angeles vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased 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 6 of the Los Angeles suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 0 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Long Beach, CA, West Hollywood, CA, Playa Del Rey, CA, Glendale, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Anaheim, CA .

  • Rents did not decrease in any of the Los Angeles suburbs.

  • 4 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Los Angeles.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Los Angeles.

May 2022 Pricing Trends: Los Angeles vs. National Comparisons

Los Angeles Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Los Angeles over the past year has been on the rise. 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.

You can view the full rundown of Rentable's May 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Los Angeles and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Los Angeles and suburbs

1 BR May 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR May 2 BR M/M % Change
Los Angeles, CA $2,251.0 1.72% $3,043.0 1.70%
Long Beach, CA $1,885.0 4.66% $2,489.0 1.59%
West Hollywood, CA $2,433.0 2.88% $3,133.0 1.49%
Playa Del Rey, CA $3,016.0 1.14% $4,032.0 -0.44%
Glendale, CA $2,534.0 1.56% $3,345.0 2.51%
Santa Monica, CA $2,778.0 1.68% $3,513.0 -0.31%
Anaheim, CA $2,149.0 1.32% $2,729.0 0.11%


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.