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Tucson:
January Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 Tucson Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the January 2021 key findings and figures for the Tucson rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Tucson 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 Tucson rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Tucson Rent Prices Increase From December to January

Tucson rent prices increased over the last month. From December to January, the city experienced a 0.79% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Tucson one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $770.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from December to January, Tucson experienced a 1.53% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Tucson two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $997.0.

January Prices: Tucson vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Tucson and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Tucson 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 Tucson 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 Oro Valley, AZ, Marana, AZ .

  • Rents did not decrease in any of the Tucson suburbs.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Tucson.

January 2021 Pricing Trends: Tucson vs. National Comparisons

Tucson Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Tucson 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, Tucson rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Tucson 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 January 2021 National Apartment Report and data set here.

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

Data set for Tucson and suburbs

1 BR January 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR January 2 BR M/M % Change
Tucson, AZ $764.0 0.92% $982.0 1.03%
Oro Valley, AZ $1,162.0 4.40% $1,383.0 3.06%
Marana, AZ $1,182.0 2.87% $1,388.0 0.22%

Methodology

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.