San Bernardino 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.

San Bernardino County, CA map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in San Bernardino County is about $1,697 per month. This puts it in the 62nd percentile compared to the state average cost of rent, which is $1,931. Households in San Bernardino County have a median income of $5,749 per month so the average renter in San Bernardino County is spending roughly 30% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in San Bernardino County, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in San Bernardino County is $431,668 right now, which is lower than counties nearby, meaning that rents in San Bernardino County also tend to be lower versus these nearby counties.

Higher rent prices are common in the western parts of San Bernardino County while lower rent rates are often available in northeastern areas.

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