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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$749 $858 $1,059 $1,491 $1,695
Studio / Efficiency 1-Bedroom 2-Bedroom 3-Bedroom 4-Bedroom
0-BR 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR

California (CA) has the 6th highest rent in the country out of 54 states and territories. The Fair Market Rent in California ranges from $584 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Modoc County, CA to $1,905 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2012, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (San Francisco County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $1,238 per month and $2,688 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 $1,059 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
Change Year:
County 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Est. Population
Alameda County Metro $980 $1,183 $1,402 $1,901 $2,354 1,443,741
Alpine County $605 $679 $866 $1,235 $1,271 1,208
Amador County $707 $829 $1,088 $1,581 $1,629 35,100
Butte County Metro $625 $743 $896 $1,263 $1,508 203,171
Calaveras County $707 $708 $851 $1,241 $1,368 40,554
Colusa County $579 $581 $756 $976 $1,327 18,804
Contra Costa County Metro $980 $1,183 $1,402 $1,901 $2,354 948,816
Del Norte County $585 $593 $767 $1,117 $1,151 27,507
El Dorado County Metro $736 $837 $1,021 $1,473 $1,689 156,299
Fresno County Metro $638 $702 $829 $1,206 $1,299 799,407
Glenn County $548 $562 $739 $961 $987 26,453
Humboldt County $572 $670 $882 $1,265 $1,401 126,518
Imperial County Metro $538 $609 $751 $1,033 $1,317 142,361
Inyo County $578 $606 $788 $1,148 $1,354 17,945
Kern County Metro $617 $665 $793 $1,146 $1,373 661,645
Kings County Metro $659 $702 $815 $1,188 $1,432 129,461
Lake County $586 $687 $895 $1,297 $1,444 58,309
Lassen County $576 $675 $887 $1,290 $1,329 33,828
Los Angeles County Metro $961 $1,159 $1,447 $1,943 $2,338 9,519,338
Madera County Metro $599 $629 $802 $1,166 $1,202 123,109
Marin County Metro $1,238 $1,522 $1,905 $2,543 $2,688 247,289
Mariposa County $581 $652 $831 $1,185 $1,220 17,130
Mendocino County $648 $799 $971 $1,325 $1,703 86,265
Merced County Metro $570 $649 $789 $1,125 $1,314 210,554
Modoc County $404 $446 $584 $832 $864 9,449
Mono County $796 $959 $1,225 $1,678 $2,152 12,853
Monterey County Metro $919 $1,034 $1,187 $1,677 $1,757 401,762
Napa County Metro $898 $1,006 $1,307 $1,808 $2,053 124,279
Nevada County $709 $828 $1,091 $1,575 $1,917 92,033
Orange County Metro $1,226 $1,384 $1,652 $2,338 $2,691 2,846,289
Placer County Metro $736 $837 $1,021 $1,473 $1,689 248,399
Plumas County $613 $718 $946 $1,380 $1,661 20,824
Riverside County Metro $886 $974 $1,149 $1,617 $1,886 1,545,387
Sacramento County Metro $736 $837 $1,021 $1,473 $1,689 1,223,499
San Benito County Metro $799 $1,082 $1,204 $1,706 $2,112 53,234
San Bernardino County Metro $886 $974 $1,149 $1,617 $1,886 1,709,434
San Diego County Metro $984 $1,126 $1,378 $1,960 $2,421 2,813,833
San Francisco County Metro $1,238 $1,522 $1,905 $2,543 $2,688 776,733
San Joaquin County Metro $643 $733 $904 $1,241 $1,563 563,598
San Luis Obispo County Metro $806 $954 $1,162 $1,693 $1,742 246,681
San Mateo County Metro $1,238 $1,522 $1,905 $2,543 $2,688 707,161
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,073 $1,198 $1,344 $1,770 $2,020 399,347
Santa Clara County Metro $1,165 $1,350 $1,623 $2,334 $2,569 1,682,585
Santa Cruz County Metro $978 $1,154 $1,504 $2,164 $2,230 255,602
Shasta County Metro $595 $693 $843 $1,230 $1,482 163,256
Sierra County $520 $606 $800 $1,134 $1,403 3,555
Siskiyou County $469 $563 $720 $1,025 $1,056 44,301
Solano County Metro $995 $1,072 $1,229 $1,723 $2,122 394,542
Sonoma County Metro $767 $933 $1,178 $1,672 $1,954 458,614
Stanislaus County Metro $732 $808 $952 $1,365 $1,577 446,997
Sutter County Metro $618 $697 $857 $1,247 $1,334 78,930
Tehama County $524 $595 $777 $1,129 $1,356 56,039
Trinity County $512 $537 $705 $967 $1,073 13,022
Tulare County Metro $558 $624 $725 $1,037 $1,065 368,021
Tuolumne County $605 $719 $929 $1,284 $1,323 54,501
Ventura County Metro $1,022 $1,129 $1,436 $2,058 $2,354 753,197
Yolo County Metro $767 $811 $992 $1,445 $1,538 168,660
Yuba County Metro $618 $697 $857 $1,247 $1,334 60,219
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