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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$770 $881 $1,089 $1,534 $1,743
Studio / Efficiency 1-Bedroom 2-Bedroom 3-Bedroom 4-Bedroom
0-BR 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR

California (CA) has the 5th highest rent in the country out of 54 states and territories. The Fair Market Rent in California ranges from $703 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA to $1,833 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2011, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (San Francisco County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $1,191 per month and $2,586 per month to rent a house or an apartment with 4 bedrooms. The average Fair Market Rent for a 2-bedroom home in California is $1,089 per month.

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What is Fair Market Rent?

Fair Market Rent is determined each fiscal year by the HUD and is used to set payment standards for federal housing assistance programs in California. Fair Market Rent is the 40th-percentile of typical rentals in a given region. Learn more

California Fair Market Rent Map

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Lookup FMR by Zip Code FHA Loan Limits in California
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County 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Est. Population
Alameda County Metro $974 $1,176 $1,393 $1,889 $2,339 1,443,741
Alpine County $658 $738 $941 $1,342 $1,381 1,208
Amador County $710 $833 $1,093 $1,588 $1,636 35,100
Butte County Metro $609 $725 $874 $1,232 $1,471 203,171
Calaveras County $725 $726 $873 $1,273 $1,404 40,554
Colusa County $660 $663 $862 $1,113 $1,513 18,804
Contra Costa County Metro $974 $1,176 $1,393 $1,889 $2,339 948,816
Del Norte County $648 $656 $849 $1,236 $1,274 27,507
El Dorado County Metro $757 $861 $1,050 $1,515 $1,737 156,299
Fresno County Metro $657 $724 $855 $1,244 $1,340 799,407
Glenn County $566 $581 $764 $994 $1,021 26,453
Humboldt County $602 $705 $927 $1,329 $1,472 126,518
Imperial County Metro $622 $703 $867 $1,193 $1,520 142,361
Inyo County $596 $624 $812 $1,183 $1,395 17,945
Kern County Metro $614 $662 $789 $1,140 $1,367 661,645
Kings County Metro $655 $697 $810 $1,181 $1,423 129,461
Lake County $595 $697 $908 $1,316 $1,465 58,309
Lassen County $577 $677 $889 $1,293 $1,332 33,828
Los Angeles County Metro $973 $1,173 $1,465 $1,967 $2,367 9,519,338
Madera County Metro $659 $691 $882 $1,282 $1,322 123,109
Marin County Metro $1,191 $1,465 $1,833 $2,447 $2,586 247,289
Mariposa County $658 $738 $941 $1,342 $1,381 17,130
Mendocino County $663 $818 $994 $1,357 $1,743 86,265
Merced County Metro $591 $674 $819 $1,168 $1,364 210,554
Modoc County $572 $632 $827 $1,178 $1,223 9,449
Mono County $775 $934 $1,193 $1,634 $2,096 12,853
Monterey County Metro $845 $951 $1,092 $1,543 $1,616 401,762
Napa County Metro $969 $1,086 $1,410 $1,950 $2,215 124,279
Nevada County $745 $870 $1,146 $1,655 $2,014 92,033
Orange County Metro $1,175 $1,327 $1,584 $2,241 $2,580 2,846,289
Placer County Metro $757 $861 $1,050 $1,515 $1,737 248,399
Plumas County $590 $691 $910 $1,328 $1,598 20,824
Riverside County Metro $882 $970 $1,144 $1,610 $1,877 1,545,387
Sacramento County Metro $757 $861 $1,050 $1,515 $1,737 1,223,499
San Benito County Metro $847 $1,147 $1,276 $1,808 $2,238 53,234
San Bernardino County Metro $882 $970 $1,144 $1,610 $1,877 1,709,434
San Diego County Metro $1,004 $1,149 $1,406 $1,999 $2,470 2,813,833
San Francisco County Metro $1,191 $1,465 $1,833 $2,447 $2,586 776,733
San Joaquin County Metro $656 $748 $922 $1,266 $1,594 563,598
San Luis Obispo County Metro $826 $977 $1,190 $1,734 $1,784 246,681
San Mateo County Metro $1,191 $1,465 $1,833 $2,447 $2,586 707,161
Santa Barbara County Metro $978 $1,091 $1,225 $1,613 $1,841 399,347
Santa Clara County Metro $1,222 $1,416 $1,702 $2,447 $2,694 1,682,585
Santa Cruz County Metro $1,125 $1,327 $1,730 $2,489 $2,566 255,602
Shasta County Metro $599 $698 $849 $1,239 $1,493 163,256
Sierra County $696 $812 $1,071 $1,518 $1,879 3,555
Siskiyou County $514 $617 $789 $1,123 $1,157 44,301
Solano County Metro $1,023 $1,101 $1,263 $1,771 $2,181 394,542
Sonoma County Metro $842 $1,024 $1,293 $1,835 $2,145 458,614
Stanislaus County Metro $696 $768 $905 $1,298 $1,499 446,997
Sutter County Metro $564 $636 $782 $1,138 $1,218 78,930
Tehama County $538 $611 $798 $1,159 $1,393 56,039
Trinity County $583 $612 $803 $1,102 $1,222 13,022
Tulare County Metro $541 $605 $703 $1,005 $1,033 368,021
Tuolumne County $640 $761 $983 $1,359 $1,400 54,501
Ventura County Metro $1,087 $1,200 $1,527 $2,188 $2,503 753,197
Yolo County Metro $821 $869 $1,062 $1,547 $1,646 168,660
Yuba County Metro $564 $636 $782 $1,138 $1,218 60,219
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