Here’s where to find the cheapest rent in America

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Many Americans are looking for cheaper rent now that so many of us are no longer tethered to physical offices in expensive cities. With many companies continuing to expand remote operations, there’s a chance we could see continued migration of workers to less-expensive towns, suburbs.and even rural locations. With more workers in search of cheaper rent and bigger homes, we took a look at a recent report from Rent.com to see where the cheapest rents in the country are.

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Methodology

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

Rent.com recently studied an inventory of rental units from 109 cities across the country and.ranked them based on things like population size and average rent prices for different sized apartments. The full methodology is here.

So, whether you’re looking to relocate or just curious if your city made the rankings, keep reading to find out.

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50. Vancouver, Washington

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 184,463
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,429
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,431
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,691

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49. Dallas

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 1,343,573
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,318
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,387
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,921

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48. Hartford, Connecticut

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 122,105
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,182
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,413
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $2,126

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47. Pittsburgh

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 300,286
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,182
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,571
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,799

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46. Allentown, Pennsylvania

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 121,442
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,272
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,561
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,645

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45. Kansas City, Missouri

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 495,327
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,214
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,480
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,796

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44. Milwaukee

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 590,157
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,225
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,386
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,812

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43. Austin, Texas

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 978,908
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,384
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,321
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,682

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42. Charlotte, North Carolina

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 885,708
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,380
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,324
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,610

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41. Cedar Park, Texas

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 79,462
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,171
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,389
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,696

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40. Detroit

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 670,031
  • Studio Average Rent: $996
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,338
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $2,115

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39. Durham, North Carolina

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 278,993
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,301
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,278
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,667

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38. Las Vegas

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 651,319
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,061
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,426
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,698

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37. Norfolk, Virginia

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 242,742
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,246
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,363
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,537

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36. Cleveland

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 381,009
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,168
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,304
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,714

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35. Rochester, New York

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 205,695
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,162
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,375
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,614

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34. Madison, Wisconsin

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 259,680
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,129
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,211
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,752

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Tied – 32. Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 80,389
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,303
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,166
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,560

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Tied – 32. Apopka, Florida

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 53,447
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,123
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,342
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,580

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31. Columbus, Ohio

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 898,553
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,175
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,308
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,532

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30. Phoenix

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 1,680,992
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,186
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,243
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,461

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Tied- 28. Houston

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 2,320,268
  • Studio Average Rent: $976
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,309
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,636

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Tied- 28. Tampa, Florida

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 399,700
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,112
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,286
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,550

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27. Raleigh, North Carolina

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 474,069
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,227
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,242
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,328

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26. Reno, Nevada

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 255,601
  • Studio Average Rent: $757
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,379
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,636

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25. Fort Worth, Texas

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 909,585
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,175
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,180
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,439

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24. North Charleston, South Carolina

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 115,382
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,267
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,099
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,180

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23. Carmel, Indiana

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 101,068
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,055
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,197
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,465

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22. Erie, Pennsylvania

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 95,508
  • Studio Average Rent: $975
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,270
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,403

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21. Indianapolis

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 876,384
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,068
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,190
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,395

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20. Tempe, Arizona

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 195,805
  • Studio Average Rent: $993
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,221
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,389

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19. Chattanooga, Tennessee

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 182,799
  • Studio Average Rent: $896
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,088
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,552

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18. Memphis, Tennessee

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 651,073
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,108
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,049
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,215

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Tied- 16. Louisville

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 617,638
  • Studio Average Rent: $900
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,166
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,295

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Tied- 16. Mesa, Arizona

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 518,012
  • Studio Average Rent: $906
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,040
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,402

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15. Cincinnati

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 303,940
  • Studio Average Rent: $713
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,068
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,495

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14. Augusta, Georgia

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 197,888
  • Studio Average Rent: $1,013
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,006
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,133

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13. Lincoln, Nebraska

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 289,102
  • Studio Average Rent: $779
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,065
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,318

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12. Birmingham, Alabama

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 209,403
  • Studio Average Rent: $688
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,203
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,201

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11. Ankeny, Iowa

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 67,355
  • Studio Average Rent: $860
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,011
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,296

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10. Omaha, Nebraska

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 478,192
  • Studio Average Rent: $871
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $954
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,236

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9. Bentonville, Arkansas

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 54,909
  • Studio Average Rent: $997
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $801
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,071

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8. Des Moines, Iowa

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 214,237
  • Studio Average Rent: $935
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $995
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,036

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7. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 560,513
  • Studio Average Rent: $739
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $1,025
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,167

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6. Mobile, Alabama

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 188,720
  • Studio Average Rent: $820
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $983
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,074

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5. Grand Forks, North Dakota

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 55,839
  • Studio Average Rent: $827
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $797
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,039

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Tied- 3. Greensboro, North Carolina

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 296,710
  • Studio Average Rent: $693
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $839
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,026

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Tied- 3. Tucson, Arizona

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 548,073
  • Studio Average Rent: $648
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $837
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $1,044

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2. Fargo, North Dakota

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 124,662
  • Studio Average Rent: $604
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $776
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $851

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1. Springfield, Missouri

Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

  • Population: 167,882
  • Studio Average Rent: $615
  • 1-BR Average Rent: $636
  • 2-BR Average Rent: $826

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Here's where to find the cheapest rent in America

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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