San Diego is the 9th most expensive real estate rental market in the U.S. with a low 4% vacancy rate, compared to Los Angeles that is the #2 most expensive. This means there is a lot of demand and not enough supply, particularly for affordable rentals.
Many of our customers who are moving to San Diego share with our San Diego movers their shock and dismay at how much more expensive their San Diego rental house is compared to where they used to live. This is something that everyone needs to know about before moving to San Diego.
FACT: The average cost of rent in San Diego is $2400 in 2017.
San Diego Rental Prices Highest Priced Areas
If you are wanting a larger apartment there are upscale apartments in new apartments in Gaslamp where you can pay as much as $4200 for a more luxurious apartment. La Jolla has one of the highest rent areas at $3600 on average according to Rentjungle for apartments and condos. This is followed by Little Italy,
San Diego Rental Costs Versus Buying a House?
In 2016 only Only 229 single-family homes built in the county last year was under $500,000, according to an article in the San Diego Times.
- The average cost of a detached house is $659,260.
- The average cost of a townhouse was $617,467
A survey from Realtor.com, concluded that people moving to San Diego need to expect to make $103,165 a year to afford a median-priced home — including the principal, interest, taxes and insurance payments.
Read more: San Diego City Data