Welcome to the May 2022 San Francisco 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 San Francisco rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in San Francisco 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 San Francisco average rent prices in the chart below.
San Francisco rent prices increased over the last month. From April to May, the city experienced a 0.84% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Francisco one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,989.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from April to May, San Francisco experienced a 0.02% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Francisco two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $4,312.0.
Rent prices have increased in San Francisco over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 4 of the San Francisco suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in San Mateo, CA, Berkeley, CA, San Ramon, CA, Hayward, CA .
Rent decreased in Oakland, CA, Alameda, CA, Walnut Creek, CA.
1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of San Francisco.
6 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of San Francisco.
Rent growth in San Francisco 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, San Francisco average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a San Francisco 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 San Francisco and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR May||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR May||2 BR M/M % Change|
|San Francisco, CA||$2,964.0||2.28%||$4,311.0||2.86%|
|San Mateo, CA||$2,574.0||2.22%||$3,189.0||1.14%|
|Walnut Creek, CA||$2,527.0||-0.28%||$3,243.0||4.92%|
|San Ramon, CA||$2,328.0||2.47%||$2,763.0||0.07%|
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.