Jackson Heights 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.

East Elmhurst, NY map (which includes Jackson Heights) of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Jackson Heights is about $1,705 per month. This puts it in the 65th percentile compared to the city average cost of rent, which is $1,795. Households in Jackson Heights have a median income of $5,023 per month so the average renter in Jackson Heights is spending roughly 34% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Jackson Heights, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Jackson Heights is $692,539 right now, which is lower than neighborhoods nearby, meaning that rents in Jackson Heights also tend to be lower versus these nearby neighborhoods.

Higher rent prices are common in the northern parts of Jackson Heights while lower rent rates are often available in northwestern areas.

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