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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$914 $1,050 $1,337 $1,865 $2,166
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 56 states and territories. The Fair Market Rent in California ranges from $700 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Modoc County, CA to $2,809 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2019, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (Marin County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $1,822 per month and $3,912 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 $1,337 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 $1,397 $1,693 $2,109 $2,902 $3,558 1,510,271
Alpine County $657 $734 $965 $1,378 $1,551 1,175
Amador County $814 $819 $1,084 $1,567 $1,789 38,091
Butte County Metro $808 $894 $1,144 $1,654 $1,921 220,000
Calaveras County $633 $799 $930 $1,345 $1,634 45,578
Colusa County $608 $736 $893 $1,291 $1,569 21,419
Contra Costa County Metro $1,397 $1,693 $2,109 $2,902 $3,558 1,049,025
Del Norte County $643 $749 $945 $1,312 $1,516 28,610
El Dorado County Metro $853 $968 $1,220 $1,764 $2,143 181,058
Fresno County Metro $668 $769 $956 $1,364 $1,584 930,450
Glenn County $569 $632 $836 $1,047 $1,130 28,122
Humboldt County $665 $765 $998 $1,443 $1,660 134,623
Imperial County Metro $612 $733 $953 $1,247 $1,657 174,528
Inyo County $772 $776 $929 $1,251 $1,256 18,546
Kern County Metro $700 $711 $926 $1,334 $1,587 839,631
Kings County Metro $778 $811 $987 $1,427 $1,559 152,982
Lake County $617 $735 $960 $1,388 $1,517 64,665
Lassen County $577 $641 $848 $1,226 $1,356 34,895
Los Angeles County Metro $1,158 $1,384 $1,791 $2,401 $2,641 9,818,605
Madera County Metro $766 $771 $1,020 $1,450 $1,609 150,865
Marin County Metro $1,822 $2,255 $2,809 $3,663 $3,912 252,409
Mariposa County $662 $736 $973 $1,337 $1,709 18,251
Mendocino County $742 $815 $1,078 $1,527 $1,735 87,841
Merced County Metro $579 $680 $839 $1,213 $1,465 255,793
Modoc County $476 $529 $700 $1,012 $1,125 9,686
Mono County $803 $945 $1,250 $1,606 $2,009 14,202
Monterey County Metro $1,089 $1,240 $1,540 $2,219 $2,378 415,057
Napa County Metro $1,095 $1,289 $1,705 $2,465 $2,685 136,484
Nevada County $778 $916 $1,211 $1,751 $1,978 98,764
Orange County Metro $1,415 $1,632 $2,037 $2,862 $3,304 3,010,232
Placer County Metro $853 $968 $1,220 $1,764 $2,143 348,432
Plumas County $612 $744 $899 $1,181 $1,327 20,007
Riverside County Metro $826 $986 $1,232 $1,717 $2,132 2,189,641
Sacramento County Metro $853 $968 $1,220 $1,764 $2,143 1,418,788
San Benito County Metro $1,314 $1,323 $1,750 $2,530 $3,074 55,269
San Bernardino County Metro $826 $986 $1,232 $1,717 $2,132 2,035,210
San Diego County Metro $1,333 $1,490 $1,938 $2,776 $3,404 3,095,313
San Francisco County Metro $1,822 $2,255 $2,809 $3,663 $3,912 805,235
San Joaquin County Metro $702 $826 $1,092 $1,579 $1,918 685,306
San Luis Obispo County Metro $1,059 $1,196 $1,542 $2,230 $2,708 269,637
San Mateo County Metro $1,822 $2,255 $2,809 $3,663 $3,912 718,451
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,403 $1,667 $1,951 $2,625 $3,040 423,895
Santa Clara County Metro $1,865 $2,212 $2,712 $3,658 $4,198 1,781,642
Santa Cruz County Metro $1,567 $1,844 $2,439 $3,241 $3,701 262,382
Shasta County Metro $659 $758 $980 $1,417 $1,721 177,223
Sierra County $881 $984 $1,294 $1,848 $2,079 3,240
Siskiyou County $540 $635 $840 $1,156 $1,349 44,900
Solano County Metro $983 $1,184 $1,443 $2,086 $2,531 413,344
Sonoma County Metro $1,254 $1,447 $1,887 $2,728 $3,298 483,878
Stanislaus County Metro $722 $803 $1,016 $1,451 $1,715 514,453
Sutter County Metro $670 $674 $878 $1,269 $1,542 94,737
Tehama County $599 $633 $837 $1,142 $1,151 63,463
Trinity County $575 $639 $845 $1,222 $1,358 13,786
Tulare County Metro $695 $699 $925 $1,291 $1,525 442,179
Tuolumne County $660 $797 $992 $1,365 $1,616 55,365
Ventura County Metro $1,153 $1,362 $1,795 $2,518 $3,019 823,318
Yolo County Metro $953 $1,015 $1,342 $1,935 $2,357 200,849
Yuba County Metro $670 $674 $878 $1,269 $1,542 72,155
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