Austin:
January Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Austin Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the January 2020 key findings and figures for the Austin rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Austin 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 Austin rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Austin Rent Prices Decreased From December to January

Austin rent prices decreased over the last month. From December to January, the city experienced a 0.0% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Austin one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,298.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from December to January, Austin experienced a -0.06% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Austin two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,588.

January Prices: Austin vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Austin and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Austin over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 0 of the Austin suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 7 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rents did not increase in any of the Austin suburbs

  • Rent decreased in Round Rock, TX, Pflugerville, TX, San Marcos, TX, Cedar Park, TX, Georgetown, TX, Kyle, TX, Leander, TX.

  • 7 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Austin.

January 2020 Pricing Trends: Austin vs. National Comparisons

Austin Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

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

The price for a Austin 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 January 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

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

Data set for Austin and suburbs

1 BR January 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR January 2 BR M/M % Change
Austin, TX $1,298 0.15% $1,589 0.06%
Round Rock, TX $1,087 -0.27% $1,377 -0.51%
Pflugerville, TX $1,130 -0.27% $1,487 0.27%
San Marcos, TX $1,000 -0.60% $1,116 -0.27%
Cedar Park, TX $1,121 -0.62% $1,464 0.00%
Georgetown, TX $1,123 0.00% $1,447 -0.82%
Kyle, TX $1,016 -0.49% $1,353 -0.66%
Leander, TX $1,077 -0.28% $1,426 -0.56%

Methodology

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.