Santa Clara 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.

Santa Clara County, CA map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Santa Clara County is about $2,631 per month. This puts it in the 98th percentile compared to the state average cost of rent, which is $1,931. Households in Santa Clara County have a median income of $10,708 per month so the average renter in Santa Clara County is spending roughly 25% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Santa Clara County, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Santa Clara County is $1,289,754 right now, which is higher than counties nearby, meaning that rents in Santa Clara County also tend to be higher versus these nearby counties.

Higher rent prices are common in the western parts of Santa Clara County while lower rent rates are often available in eastern areas.

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