March Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2019 Memphis Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the March 2019 key findings and figures for the Memphis rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Memphis and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Memphis rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Memphis Rent Prices Decreased From February to March

Memphis rent prices increased over the last month. From February to March, the city experienced a 0.12% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Memphis one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $847.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from February to March, Memphis experienced a 4.36% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Memphis two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $958.

March Prices: Memphis vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Memphis and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Memphis over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 1 of the Memphis suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Southaven, MS .

  • Rent decreased in Collierville, TN, Cordova, TN, Germantown, TN.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Memphis.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Memphis.

March 2019 Pricing Trends: Memphis vs. National Comparisons

Memphis Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Memphis over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Memphis rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Memphis one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's March 2019 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Memphis and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Memphis and suburbs

1 BR March 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR March 2 BR M/M % Change
Memphis, TN $846 0.48% $918 2.11%
Collierville, TN $1,102 -1.08% $1,385 -2.60%
Cordova, TN $790 0.00% $944 0.00%
Germantown, TN $1,099 -1.88% $1,222 -1.13%
Southaven, MS $715 1.13% $898 1.24%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.