Here’s how much Apartment Space you can Rent on a Budget in Metro Phoenix

Article originally posted on AZ Big Media on May 15, 2023

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In Arizona, renters get the best bang for their buck in Tucson. Not only does it offer more than 900 square feet, but it’s the only city where you can get a three-bedroom apartment for that amount. The average rent in Tucson is $1,239 for an average size apartment of 762 square feet.

Looking at the Phoenix metro area, renters have two small cities and two big cities to choose from to get 800 square feet. For $1,500, in Surprise and Peoria a one- or two-bedroom apartment provides an average of 844 square feet and 825 square feet, respectively. The average rent here is between $1,742 and $1,653 per month. In Mesa and Glendale renters can live on a budget and can get one- or two-bedroom apartments of around 810 square feet. The average rent in these two cities is roughly $1,500.

In Tempe and Scottsdale renters get the least amount of space in Arizona. In the smaller city, for $1,500 per month, one- or two-bedroom apartments are around 690 square feet, while in the bigger one they are 674 square feet. The average rent in Tempe is $1,909 and Scottsdale’s is $2,098.

Phoenix, along with Chandler and Gilbert, offers a little less space than the national average of 782 square feet. In the Valley, the average rent is $1,556, while rent in Phoenix and in the other two cities the average rent is a little over $1,800.