Average Rent In Alabama For December 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2020-12-07
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What is the average rent in Alabama?

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Alabama for December 2020 is $1,050. With an averge apartment size of 1,397 sqft, the average price per square foot in Alabama is $0.752.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Alabama rent costs -36.4% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Alabama ranks.

Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:

Best Places To Live In Alabama

How Does Alabama Rent Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

StatisticALUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,050$1,650 -36.4%
Average $/sqft $0.752$1.135 -33.8%
M-o-M Change $0$0 nan%
Y-o-Y Change $15$5 200.0%
M-o-M % Change 0.0%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 1.4%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Alabama


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Alabama increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Alabama clocking in at $1,095, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,510 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $895 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $377/room/month.

Read on to find out more or for more on Alabama check out:

Month Over Month Alabama Rent Statistics

M-o-M Increase
M-o-M Increase

Alabama has experienced a $0 change in rent over the past month going from $1,050 to $1,050. That change comes out to 0.0%.

For reference, the US national average rent changed $0 in the past month or 0.0%.

Here's a look at the month over month change for each month since 2010 for Alabama:

Year Over Year Alabama Rent Statistics

Y-o-Y Increase
Y-o-Y Increase

Over the past year, the average rent in Alabama changed $15 from $1,035 to $1,050. A change of $15 means that rents changed 1.4% in a year.

That compares to the US national change of $5 in the past year or 0.3%.

Here's a look at the year over year change by month since 2011 for Alabama:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Alabama

Chelsea, AL

Population: 12,199
Median Rent: $1,622
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Trussville, AL

Population: 21,145
Median Rent: $1,338
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Helena, AL

Population: 17,928
Median Rent: $1,316
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Mountain Brook, AL

Population: 20,438
Median Rent: $1,310
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Pike Road, AL

Population: 8,417
Median Rent: $1,218
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Spanish Fort, AL

Population: 8,017
Median Rent: $1,173
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Fairhope, AL

Population: 19,561
Median Rent: $1,153
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Population: 10,224
Median Rent: $1,141
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Calera, AL

Population: 13,216
Median Rent: $1,132
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Hoover, AL

Population: 84,150
Median Rent: $1,121
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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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