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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$1,061 $1,205 $1,526 $2,103 $2,437
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 $807 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Modoc County, CA to $3,553 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2021, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (Marin County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $2,350 per month and $4,970 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 $1,526 per month.

Approximately 15% of Americans qualify for some level of housing assistance. The population in California is around 38,982,855 people. So, there are around 5,847,428 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 $1,595 $1,934 $2,383 $3,196 $3,863 1,629,615
Alpine County $723 $819 $1,068 $1,528 $1,695 1,205
Amador County $880 $886 $1,149 $1,644 $1,980 37,305
Butte County Metro $825 $904 $1,192 $1,692 $2,064 225,205
Calaveras County $718 $837 $1,061 $1,518 $1,837 45,055
Colusa County $654 $733 $966 $1,382 $1,673 21,480
Contra Costa County Metro $1,595 $1,934 $2,383 $3,196 $3,863 1,123,680
Del Norte County $677 $827 $1,000 $1,387 $1,702 27,440
El Dorado County Metro $1,060 $1,188 $1,495 $2,140 $2,588 185,015
Fresno County Metro $795 $851 $1,064 $1,509 $1,747 971,615
Glenn County $627 $703 $926 $1,152 $1,256 27,935
Humboldt County $741 $863 $1,113 $1,593 $1,901 135,490
Imperial County Metro $708 $810 $1,060 $1,444 $1,793 179,955
Inyo County $811 $851 $1,017 $1,374 $1,379 18,195
Kern County Metro $734 $743 $970 $1,388 $1,679 878,745
Kings County Metro $894 $903 $1,109 $1,587 $1,708 150,185
Lake County $707 $813 $1,072 $1,534 $1,603 64,095
Lassen County $633 $709 $935 $1,338 $1,439 31,470
Los Angeles County Metro $1,369 $1,605 $2,058 $2,735 $2,982 10,105,720
Madera County Metro $875 $881 $1,151 $1,647 $1,802 154,440
Marin County Metro $2,350 $2,923 $3,553 $4,567 $4,970 260,815
Mariposa County $746 $836 $1,102 $1,402 $1,908 17,660
Mendocino County $908 $941 $1,240 $1,740 $2,103 87,495
Merced County Metro $724 $882 $1,067 $1,527 $1,847 267,390
Modoc County $546 $612 $807 $1,090 $1,281 9,015
Mono County $875 $1,006 $1,326 $1,785 $2,104 14,060
Monterey County Metro $1,348 $1,466 $1,793 $2,566 $2,813 433,170
Napa County Metro $1,331 $1,531 $2,018 $2,826 $2,836 141,005
Nevada County $884 $1,013 $1,335 $1,911 $2,052 98,840
Orange County Metro $1,678 $1,888 $2,331 $3,227 $3,716 3,155,815
Placer County Metro $1,060 $1,188 $1,495 $2,140 $2,588 374,985
Plumas County $618 $722 $937 $1,318 $1,569 18,725
Riverside County Metro $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369 2,355,000
Sacramento County Metro $1,060 $1,188 $1,495 $2,140 $2,588 1,495,400
San Benito County Metro $1,200 $1,270 $1,674 $2,396 $2,898 58,670
San Bernardino County Metro $955 $1,106 $1,390 $1,917 $2,369 2,121,220
San Diego County Metro $1,478 $1,642 $2,124 $2,987 $3,677 3,283,665
San Francisco County Metro $2,350 $2,923 $3,553 $4,567 $4,970 864,265
San Joaquin County Metro $845 $964 $1,270 $1,818 $2,199 724,155
San Luis Obispo County Metro $1,166 $1,263 $1,665 $2,383 $2,877 280,120
San Mateo County Metro $2,350 $2,923 $3,553 $4,567 $4,970 763,450
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,728 $2,015 $2,374 $3,137 $3,589 442,995
Santa Clara County Metro $2,228 $2,558 $3,051 $3,984 $4,593 1,911,225
Santa Cruz County Metro $1,993 $2,292 $3,021 $3,947 $4,419 273,265
Shasta County Metro $804 $924 $1,218 $1,743 $2,109 178,920
Sierra County $837 $949 $1,237 $1,770 $1,963 2,885
Siskiyou County $661 $694 $914 $1,308 $1,381 43,530
Solano County Metro $1,190 $1,351 $1,617 $2,314 $2,800 434,980
Sonoma County Metro $1,340 $1,519 $1,996 $2,825 $3,254 500,945
Stanislaus County Metro $890 $987 $1,224 $1,733 $2,033 535,685
Sutter County Metro $875 $881 $1,122 $1,606 $1,943 95,585
Tehama County $692 $722 $952 $1,261 $1,458 63,245
Trinity County $587 $680 $868 $1,242 $1,377 13,035
Tulare County Metro $723 $728 $959 $1,337 $1,561 458,810
Tuolumne County $726 $845 $1,101 $1,551 $1,906 53,900
Ventura County Metro $1,269 $1,519 $1,923 $2,690 $3,189 847,835
Yolo County Metro $1,085 $1,147 $1,511 $2,162 $2,584 212,605
Yuba County Metro $875 $881 $1,122 $1,606 $1,943 74,645
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