Average Rent In Michigan For December 2020

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

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Michigan for December 2020 is $1,150. With an averge apartment size of 1,169 sqft, the average price per square foot in Michigan is $0.984.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Michigan rent costs -30.3% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Michigan ranks.

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

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

StatisticMIUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,150$1,650 -30.3%
Average $/sqft $0.984$1.135 -13.3%
M-o-M Change $-50$0 -inf%
Y-o-Y Change $50$5 900.0%
M-o-M % Change -4.2%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 4.5%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Michigan


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Michigan increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Michigan clocking in at $950, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,746 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,149 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $436/room/month.

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

Month Over Month Michigan Rent Statistics

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

Michigan has experienced a $-50 change in rent over the past month going from $1,200 to $1,150. That change comes out to -4.2%.

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 Michigan:

Year Over Year Michigan Rent Statistics

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

Over the past year, the average rent in Michigan changed $50 from $1,100 to $1,150. A change of $50 means that rents changed 4.5% 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 Michigan:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Michigan

Huntington Woods, MI

Population: 6,347
Median Rent: $1,850
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Population: 9,238
Median Rent: $1,702
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East Grand Rapids, MI

Population: 11,493
Median Rent: $1,593
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Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Population: 15,678
Median Rent: $1,529
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Birmingham, MI

Population: 20,836
Median Rent: $1,512
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Beverly Hills, MI

Population: 10,424
Median Rent: $1,415
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Novi, MI

Population: 58,835
Median Rent: $1,312
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Rochester Hills, MI
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Population: 73,458
Median Rent: $1,282
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Grosse Pointe, MI

Population: 5,241
Median Rent: $1,248
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Ann Arbor, MI

Population: 119,303
Median Rent: $1,247
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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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