July Rent Report

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

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

Monthly Rent Report

Cincinnati Rent Prices Decreased From June to July

Cincinnati rent prices increased over the last month. From June to July, the city experienced a 2.01% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Cincinnati one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $864.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from June to July, Cincinnati experienced a 1.59% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Cincinnati two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,020.

July Prices: Cincinnati vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Cincinnati and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Cincinnati over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 5 of the Cincinnati suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Florence, KY, Fairfield, OH, West Chester, OH, Erlanger, KY, Covington, KY .

  • Rent decreased in Newport, KY.

  • 3 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Cincinnati.

  • 3 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Cincinnati.

July 2019 Pricing Trends: Cincinnati vs. National Comparisons

Cincinnati Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

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

The price for a Cincinnati 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 July 2019 National Apartment Report and data set here.

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

Data set for Cincinnati and suburbs

1 BR July 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR July 2 BR M/M % Change
Cincinnati, OH $847 3.93% $1,004 2.55%
Florence, KY $861 0.82% $959 1.05%
Fairfield, OH $822 1.11% $948 -0.94%
West Chester, OH $1,072 1.90% $1,262 -8.15%
Erlanger, KY $718 1.13% $820 0.99%
Newport, KY $1,160 -2.28% $1,087 0.18%
Covington, KY $1,383 5.49% $1,100 -5.50%


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.