Average Rent In Arizona For December 2020

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

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Arizona for December 2020 is $1,495. With an averge apartment size of 1,499 sqft, the average price per square foot in Arizona is $0.997.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Arizona rent costs -9.4% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Arizona ranks.

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

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

StatisticAZUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,495$1,650 -9.4%
Average $/sqft $0.997$1.135 -12.1%
M-o-M Change $-4$0 -inf%
Y-o-Y Change $45$5 800.0%
M-o-M % Change -0.3%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 3.1%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Arizona


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Arizona increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Arizona clocking in at $1,349, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,600 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,375 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $400/room/month.

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

Month Over Month Arizona Rent Statistics

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

Arizona has experienced a $-4 change in rent over the past month going from $1,499 to $1,495. That change comes out to -0.3%.

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 Arizona:

Year Over Year Arizona Rent Statistics

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

Over the past year, the average rent in Arizona changed $45 from $1,450 to $1,495. A change of $45 means that rents changed 3.1% 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 Arizona:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Arizona

Paradise Valley, AZ

Population: 13,961
Median Rent: $1,914
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Litchfield Park, AZ
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Population: 5,686
Median Rent: $1,683
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Sahuarita, AZ

Population: 28,257
Median Rent: $1,472
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Gilbert, AZ

Population: 232,176
Median Rent: $1,457
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Queen Creek, AZ

Population: 33,298
Median Rent: $1,453
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Maricopa, AZ

Population: 46,248
Median Rent: $1,402
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Goodyear, AZ

Population: 74,953
Median Rent: $1,385
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Cave Creek, AZ

Population: 5,423
Median Rent: $1,367
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Scottsdale, AZ

Population: 239,283
Median Rent: $1,306
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Surprise, AZ

Population: 129,534
Median Rent: $1,304
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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.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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