San Francisco:
June Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2019 San Francisco 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 San Francisco rental landscape.

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

Monthly Rent Report

San Francisco Rent Prices Decreased From May to June

San Francisco rent prices increased over the last month. From May to June, the city experienced a 2.69% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Francisco one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $3,888.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from May to June, San Francisco experienced a 2.3% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a San Francisco two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $5,204.

June Prices: San Francisco vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in San Francisco and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in San Francisco over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the San Francisco 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 San Mateo, CA, Emeryville, CA .

  • Rent decreased in Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Daly City, CA.

  • 6 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of San Francisco.

June 2019 Pricing Trends: San Francisco vs. National Comparisons

San Francisco Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in San Francisco 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, San Francisco rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a San Francisco 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 San Francisco and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for San Francisco and suburbs

1 BR June 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR June 2 BR M/M % Change
San Francisco, CA $3,786 0.13% $5,087 -2.49%
Oakland, CA $2,252 -5.06% $2,914 -14.04%
Berkeley, CA $2,737 -7.50% $3,802 -9.95%
San Mateo, CA $3,186 3.81% $4,097 -1.37%
Walnut Creek, CA $1,987 -2.41% $2,545 0.79%
Emeryville, CA $2,832 0.18% $3,380 -1.37%
Daly City, CA $2,718 -13.71% $3,811 6.10%


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.