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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$799 $919 $1,182 $1,657 $1,930
Studio / Efficiency 1-Bedroom 2-Bedroom 3-Bedroom 4-Bedroom
0-BR 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR

California (CA) has the 4th highest rent in the country out of 56 states and territories. The Fair Market Rent in California ranges from $658 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Modoc County, CA to $2,289 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2016, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (Marin County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $1,412 per month and $3,556 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 $1,182 per month.

Approximately 15% of Americans qualify for some level of housing assistance. The population in California is around 37,253,956 people. So, there are around 5,588,093 people in California who could be receiving housing benefits from the HUD.

Click on your region in the list below or on the map to see a more detailed break down of rental prices.

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 $1,380 $1,663 $2,103 $2,932 $3,268 1,510,271
Alpine County $615 $663 $882 $1,260 $1,432 1,175
Amador County $649 $787 $1,053 $1,504 $1,729 38,091
Butte County Metro $622 $713 $907 $1,318 $1,584 220,000
Calaveras County $645 $713 $925 $1,348 $1,615 45,578
Colusa County $524 $701 $850 $1,239 $1,358 21,419
Contra Costa County Metro $1,380 $1,663 $2,103 $2,932 $3,268 1,049,025
Del Norte County $726 $731 $922 $1,344 $1,610 28,610
El Dorado County Metro $707 $815 $1,026 $1,495 $1,791 181,058
Fresno County Metro $662 $690 $862 $1,216 $1,430 930,450
Glenn County $611 $615 $823 $1,144 $1,336 28,122
Humboldt County $668 $748 $999 $1,444 $1,713 134,623
Imperial County Metro $517 $643 $836 $1,173 $1,460 174,528
Inyo County $734 $739 $938 $1,349 $1,522 18,546
Kern County Metro $601 $639 $826 $1,194 $1,442 839,631
Kings County Metro $607 $611 $818 $1,133 $1,293 152,982
Lake County $684 $726 $972 $1,402 $1,444 64,665
Lassen County $621 $723 $968 $1,378 $1,690 34,895
Los Angeles County Metro $947 $1,154 $1,490 $2,009 $2,227 9,818,605
Madera County Metro $699 $704 $942 $1,368 $1,546 150,865
Marin County Metro $1,412 $1,814 $2,289 $2,987 $3,556 252,409
Mariposa County $657 $705 $943 $1,182 $1,596 18,251
Mendocino County $733 $789 $1,056 $1,505 $1,609 87,841
Merced County Metro $517 $601 $784 $1,135 $1,369 255,793
Modoc County $459 $569 $658 $959 $1,132 9,686
Mono County $872 $1,090 $1,262 $1,566 $2,048 14,202
Monterey County Metro $961 $1,114 $1,399 $2,039 $2,181 415,057
Napa County Metro $925 $1,145 $1,500 $2,186 $2,368 136,484
Nevada County $792 $908 $1,216 $1,772 $2,123 98,764
Orange County Metro $1,161 $1,324 $1,672 $2,327 $2,532 3,010,232
Placer County Metro $707 $815 $1,026 $1,495 $1,791 348,432
Plumas County $607 $711 $870 $1,109 $1,351 20,007
Riverside County Metro $798 $945 $1,187 $1,672 $2,056 2,189,641
Sacramento County Metro $707 $815 $1,026 $1,495 $1,791 1,418,788
San Benito County Metro $925 $1,025 $1,353 $1,972 $2,362 55,269
San Bernardino County Metro $798 $945 $1,187 $1,672 $2,056 2,035,210
San Diego County Metro $1,040 $1,153 $1,499 $2,167 $2,329 3,095,313
San Francisco County Metro $1,412 $1,814 $2,289 $2,987 $3,556 805,235
San Joaquin County Metro $616 $735 $967 $1,409 $1,688 685,306
San Luis Obispo County Metro $864 $1,009 $1,310 $1,909 $2,249 269,637
San Mateo County Metro $1,412 $1,814 $2,289 $2,987 $3,556 718,451
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,065 $1,226 $1,451 $1,995 $2,311 423,895
Santa Clara County Metro $1,348 $1,582 $1,994 $2,777 $3,098 1,781,642
Santa Cruz County Metro $989 $1,198 $1,604 $2,124 $2,376 262,382
Shasta County Metro $660 $663 $871 $1,269 $1,484 177,223
Sierra County $836 $901 $1,199 $1,513 $1,946 3,240
Siskiyou County $524 $666 $849 $1,236 $1,399 44,900
Solano County Metro $830 $1,024 $1,284 $1,871 $2,242 413,344
Sonoma County Metro $934 $1,090 $1,414 $2,061 $2,469 483,878
Stanislaus County Metro $634 $717 $936 $1,337 $1,615 514,453
Sutter County Metro $628 $661 $861 $1,255 $1,503 94,737
Tehama County $517 $626 $838 $1,156 $1,160 63,463
Trinity County $629 $633 $847 $1,148 $1,479 13,786
Tulare County Metro $580 $584 $758 $1,105 $1,244 442,179
Tuolumne County $733 $747 $1,000 $1,365 $1,516 55,365
Ventura County Metro $994 $1,197 $1,602 $2,264 $2,489 823,318
Yolo County Metro $864 $870 $1,164 $1,672 $2,032 200,849
Yuba County Metro $628 $661 $861 $1,255 $1,503 72,155
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