Kansas City:
June Rent Report

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

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

Monthly Rent Report

Kansas City Rent Prices Decreased From May to June

Kansas City rent prices increased over the last month. From May to June, the city experienced a 1.98% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Kansas City one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,030.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from May to June, Kansas City experienced a 4.37% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Kansas City two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,075.

June Prices: Kansas City vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Kansas City and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Kansas City over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 3 of the Kansas City suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 4 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Overland Park, KS, Independence, MO, Prairie Village, KS .

  • Rent decreased in Kansas City, KS, Lees Summit, MO, Liberty, MO, Lenexa, KS.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of Kansas City.

  • 6 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Kansas City.

June 2019 Pricing Trends: Kansas City vs. National Comparisons

Kansas City Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Kansas City 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, Kansas City rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Kansas City 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 June 2019 National Apartment Report and data set here.

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

Data set for Kansas City and suburbs

1 BR June 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR June 2 BR M/M % Change
Kansas City, MO $1,010 1.51% $1,030 3.52%
Overland Park, KS $915 1.22% $1,153 0.52%
Kansas City, KS $685 -6.80% $741 1.51%
Independence, MO $636 0.32% $757 -1.82%
Lees Summit, MO $1,013 -0.69% $870 4.07%
Prairie Village, KS $1,575 1.42% $1,691 1.14%
Liberty, MO $932 -1.90% $1,018 -5.65%
Lenexa, KS $942 -0.95% $1,193 -0.75%

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.