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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$877 $1,009 $1,287 $1,799 $2,095
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 $697 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Modoc County, CA to $3,121 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2018, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (San Mateo County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $2,014 per month and $4,346 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 $1,287 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
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County 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Est. Population
Alameda County Metro $1,540 $1,855 $2,329 $3,219 $3,946 1,510,271
Alpine County $646 $710 $940 $1,339 $1,520 1,175
Amador County $725 $793 $1,055 $1,522 $1,687 38,091
Butte County Metro $712 $785 $992 $1,443 $1,689 220,000
Calaveras County $619 $763 $902 $1,312 $1,589 45,578
Colusa County $546 $745 $856 $1,245 $1,441 21,419
Contra Costa County Metro $1,540 $1,855 $2,329 $3,219 $3,946 1,049,025
Del Norte County $662 $724 $893 $1,266 $1,460 28,610
El Dorado County Metro $757 $860 $1,086 $1,580 $1,913 181,058
Fresno County Metro $697 $771 $958 $1,368 $1,599 930,450
Glenn County $558 $611 $813 $1,060 $1,107 28,122
Humboldt County $639 $729 $956 $1,391 $1,600 134,623
Imperial County Metro $575 $687 $901 $1,199 $1,564 174,528
Inyo County $755 $760 $917 $1,309 $1,313 18,546
Kern County Metro $672 $695 $904 $1,303 $1,550 839,631
Kings County Metro $747 $752 $929 $1,331 $1,496 152,982
Lake County $583 $705 $914 $1,330 $1,474 64,665
Lassen County $596 $653 $868 $1,220 $1,454 34,895
Los Angeles County Metro $1,067 $1,284 $1,663 $2,231 $2,467 9,818,605
Madera County Metro $718 $723 $962 $1,361 $1,548 150,865
Marin County Metro $2,014 $2,499 $3,121 $4,070 $4,346 252,409
Mariposa County $626 $717 $912 $1,286 $1,555 18,251
Mendocino County $708 $777 $1,033 $1,461 $1,653 87,841
Merced County Metro $542 $623 $790 $1,149 $1,368 255,793
Modoc County $479 $533 $697 $1,014 $1,127 9,686
Mono County $790 $924 $1,229 $1,545 $1,988 14,202
Monterey County Metro $986 $1,146 $1,433 $2,074 $2,215 415,057
Napa County Metro $1,005 $1,196 $1,575 $2,286 $2,533 136,484
Nevada County $757 $892 $1,186 $1,725 $2,075 98,764
Orange County Metro $1,294 $1,493 $1,876 $2,626 $3,045 3,010,232
Placer County Metro $757 $860 $1,086 $1,580 $1,913 348,432
Plumas County $592 $751 $862 $1,169 $1,330 20,007
Riverside County Metro $768 $926 $1,156 $1,618 $2,004 2,189,641
Sacramento County Metro $757 $860 $1,086 $1,580 $1,913 1,418,788
San Benito County Metro $1,269 $1,277 $1,699 $2,471 $2,992 55,269
San Bernardino County Metro $768 $926 $1,156 $1,618 $2,004 2,035,210
San Diego County Metro $1,257 $1,400 $1,816 $2,612 $3,198 3,095,313
San Francisco County Metro $2,014 $2,499 $3,121 $4,070 $4,346 805,235
San Joaquin County Metro $631 $746 $990 $1,440 $1,744 685,306
San Luis Obispo County Metro $971 $1,107 $1,427 $2,076 $2,513 269,637
San Mateo County Metro $2,014 $2,499 $3,121 $4,070 $4,346 718,451
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,104 $1,297 $1,520 $2,064 $2,403 423,895
Santa Clara County Metro $1,716 $2,031 $2,522 $3,468 $3,942 1,781,642
Santa Cruz County Metro $1,125 $1,326 $1,764 $2,348 $2,658 262,382
Shasta County Metro $658 $713 $915 $1,331 $1,612 177,223
Sierra County $818 $899 $1,191 $1,493 $1,926 3,240
Siskiyou County $524 $617 $821 $1,137 $1,353 44,900
Solano County Metro $874 $1,087 $1,341 $1,951 $2,361 413,344
Sonoma County Metro $1,224 $1,420 $1,843 $2,681 $3,246 483,878
Stanislaus County Metro $727 $809 $1,035 $1,478 $1,772 514,453
Sutter County Metro $674 $678 $887 $1,290 $1,562 94,737
Tehama County $563 $617 $820 $1,115 $1,119 63,463
Trinity County $582 $637 $847 $1,217 $1,492 13,786
Tulare County Metro $629 $633 $842 $1,194 $1,396 442,179
Tuolumne County $654 $746 $957 $1,315 $1,496 55,365
Ventura County Metro $1,109 $1,308 $1,739 $2,455 $2,938 823,318
Yolo County Metro $848 $905 $1,203 $1,706 $2,119 200,849
Yuba County Metro $674 $678 $887 $1,290 $1,562 72,155
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