Fairfax County 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.

Fairfax County, VA map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Fairfax County is about $2,483 per month. This puts it in the 99th percentile compared to the state average cost of rent, which is $1,617. Households in Fairfax County have a median income of $11,496 per month so the average renter in Fairfax County is spending roughly 22% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Fairfax County, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Fairfax County is $771,324 right now, which is higher than counties nearby, meaning that rents in Fairfax County also tend to be higher versus these nearby counties.

Higher rent prices are common in the northeastern parts of Fairfax County while lower rent rates are often available in eastern areas.

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