Arizona renters looking for the least expensive areas to rent should look for the areas towards the red end of the spectrum on the rent cost map. Those who don't mind paying for high-end and luxury apartments should seek out apartments in the purple and dark green areas.

Arizona map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Arizona is about $1,362 per month. This puts it in the 65th percentile compared to the nation average cost of rent, which is $1,385. Households in Arizona have a median income of $5,497 per month so the average renter in Arizona is spending roughly 25% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Arizona, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Arizona is $320,594 right now, which is lower than states nearby, meaning that rents in Arizona also tend to be lower versus these nearby states.

Higher rent prices are common in the southern parts of Arizona while lower rent rates are often available in northeastern areas.

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