Foster City 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.

Foster City, CA map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Foster City is about $3,478 per month. This puts it in the 99th percentile compared to the state average cost of rent, which is $1,931. Households in Foster City have a median income of $13,351 per month so the average renter in Foster City is spending roughly 26% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Foster City, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Foster City is $1,493,187 right now, which is lower than cities nearby, meaning that rents in Foster City also tend to be lower versus these nearby cities.

Higher rent prices are common in the southwestern parts of Foster City while lower rent rates are often available in northern areas.

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