South Los Angeles 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.

Westmont, CA map (which includes South Los Angeles) of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in South Los Angeles is about $1,348 per month. This puts it in the 15th percentile compared to the city average cost of rent, which is $1,956. Households in South Los Angeles have a median income of $3,336 per month so the average renter in South Los Angeles is spending roughly 40% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in South Los Angeles, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in South Los Angeles is $594,363 right now, which is higher than neighborhoods nearby, meaning that rents in South Los Angeles also tend to be higher versus these nearby neighborhoods.

Higher rent prices are common in the southwestern parts of South Los Angeles while lower rent rates are often available in southeastern areas.

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