Renting an apartment in Seattle isn’t getting any easier. According to Zumper, the median price of a one-bedroom in the month of March jumped 2.9 percent to $1,750 per month.
If you’re in the market for a two-bedroom apartment, rental prices have improved — but only slightly. Two bedrooms are down a mere 0.4 percent to $2,350 per month. For the month of March, Seattle held steady as the 10th most expensive rental market in the nation behind Chicago and ahead of San Diego.
Just be grateful you don’t live in San Francisco where living in a one-bedroom costs $3,590 per month, on average, while a two-bedroom is $4,850. If you’re tired of dumping your paycheck into your apartment, consider moving to Wichita, Kansas where you can rent a one-bedroom for a modest $450 per month. You could live for almost four months in Wichita on what it costs to live one month in Seattle.
Although if you move to Kansas you’ll miss out on the beautiful Seattle landscape. Here’s the view from a few one-bedroom Seattle apartments currently on the market priced at around $1,750 per month.
Broadstone Infinity, 1414 10th Ave – 551 square feet
All the Space Needle and skyline you can ask for.
4847 California Ave SW APT 303 – 750 square feet
Views of the water never go out of style.
Green Lake Village, 427 NE 72nd St
So much lush greenery for the eye to behold.
The changing market begs the question: What price would you pay to stay in the Pacific Northwest?