California Fair Market Rents

2024 Fair Market Rents

2024 FMRs in California by county. Click on the map below to view FMRs for a particular county.

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FMRs vary across California based on County and ZIP code as well as number of bedrooms. The average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in California is $1,864.

The highest average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in the United States is $2,095 in Hawaii. The lowest for a two-bedroom apartment is $574 in Puerto Rico.

FMRs in California are based on the price of monthly rent plus the cost of essential utilities. FMRs vary by county or ZIP Code. Generally areas with a lower population density have a lower gross rent (lower FMRs) but there are exceptions.

View the Fair Market Rents Overview for detailed information on how FMRs are calculated. Click on a specific county on the map or from the table below for detailed FMR information including Small Area FMRs.

How does California compare?

The highest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in California is $4,054 in Santa Cruz County. The lowest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment is $958 in Modoc County.

California ($1,864) has a 54.3% higher FMR for 2-Bedroom housing than the average of the US ($1,208) and therefore has a higher gross rent.

California is rank 4th out of 56 States and territories. This means the FMRs, or in other words, the gross rent is higher than 52 other States and territories. California is the 4th most expensive State or territory in terms of FMRs.

Average FMRs for California

4th
Rank
$1,350
Studio
$1,488
1-person
$1,864
2-person
$2,516
3-person
$2,915
4-person
Counties in California (58)
County Rank Studio 1-Bed 2-Bed 3-Bed 4-Bed
Santa Cruz County 1st $2,849 $3,085 $4,054 $5,000 $5,504
Marin County 2nd $2,292 $2,818 $3,359 $4,112 $4,473
San Francisco County 2nd $2,292 $2,818 $3,359 $4,112 $4,473
San Mateo County 2nd $2,292 $2,818 $3,359 $4,112 $4,473
Santa Clara County 5th $2,383 $2,694 $3,132 $4,011 $4,425
Santa Barbara County 6th $2,330 $2,651 $2,994 $3,996 $4,528
Monterey County 7th $2,340 $2,367 $2,879 $3,990 $4,400
San Diego County 8th $2,062 $2,248 $2,833 $3,819 $4,638
Orange County 9th $2,200 $2,344 $2,783 $3,769 $4,467
Napa County 10th $1,819 $2,043 $2,684 $3,634 $3,915
Alameda County 11th $1,825 $2,131 $2,590 $3,342 $3,954
Contra Costa County 11th $1,825 $2,131 $2,590 $3,342 $3,954
San Benito County 13th $1,707 $1,917 $2,519 $3,550 $4,121
Ventura County 14th $1,725 $2,011 $2,414 $3,310 $3,867
Los Angeles County 15th $1,777 $2,006 $2,544 $3,263 $3,600
Solano County 16th $1,652 $1,853 $2,308 $3,199 $3,643
Sonoma County 17th $1,611 $1,809 $2,377 $3,228 $3,425
San Luis Obispo County 18th $1,541 $1,731 $2,274 $3,045 $3,465
El Dorado County 19th $1,543 $1,666 $2,072 $2,884 $3,321
Placer County 19th $1,543 $1,666 $2,072 $2,884 $3,321
Sacramento County 19th $1,543 $1,666 $2,072 $2,884 $3,321
San Bernardino County 22nd $1,517 $1,611 $2,010 $2,707 $3,304
Riverside County 22nd $1,517 $1,611 $2,010 $2,707 $3,304
Yolo County 24th $1,497 $1,507 $1,980 $2,717 $3,169
Nevada County 25th $1,209 $1,217 $1,596 $2,249 $2,708
San Joaquin County 26th $1,122 $1,245 $1,607 $2,265 $2,727
Stanislaus County 27th $1,143 $1,188 $1,528 $2,153 $2,536
Mendocino County 28th $1,119 $1,132 $1,488 $2,097 $2,525
Yuba County 29th $1,125 $1,132 $1,461 $2,059 $2,479
Sutter County 29th $1,125 $1,132 $1,461 $2,059 $2,479
Shasta County 31st $1,014 $1,132 $1,487 $2,095 $2,523
Mono County 32nd $1,000 $1,292 $1,450 $2,043 $2,380
Fresno County 33rd $1,149 $1,157 $1,443 $2,033 $2,330
Butte County 34th $1,049 $1,091 $1,428 $2,012 $2,423
Merced County 35th $994 $1,159 $1,420 $1,995 $2,410
Madera County 36th $1,083 $1,090 $1,432 $1,998 $2,208
Amador County 37th $1,128 $1,135 $1,347 $1,898 $2,286
Kings County 38th $1,080 $1,087 $1,371 $1,932 $2,310
Humboldt County 39th $950 $1,032 $1,352 $1,905 $2,294
Tuolumne County 40th $919 $1,032 $1,356 $1,795 $2,301
Calaveras County 41st $1,049 $1,055 $1,309 $1,845 $2,135
Alpine County 42nd $911 $1,005 $1,321 $1,862 $2,168
Sierra County 42nd $911 $1,005 $1,321 $1,862 $2,168
Inyo County 44th $924 $1,079 $1,363 $1,648 $2,237
Tulare County 45th $977 $989 $1,299 $1,809 $2,065
Lake County 46th $928 $964 $1,267 $1,785 $2,150
Kern County 47th $960 $967 $1,258 $1,773 $2,135
Imperial County 48th $872 $1,001 $1,286 $1,771 $2,138
Mariposa County 49th $891 $1,010 $1,218 $1,716 $2,067
Tehama County 50th $844 $948 $1,245 $1,695 $2,010
Del Norte County 51st $791 $970 $1,147 $1,616 $1,946
Plumas County 52nd $803 $887 $1,165 $1,642 $1,867
Glenn County 53rd $771 $866 $1,138 $1,484 $1,846
Lassen County 54th $760 $853 $1,121 $1,580 $1,789
Siskiyou County 55th $838 $843 $1,089 $1,535 $1,620
Colusa County 56th $823 $829 $1,089 $1,519 $1,525
Trinity County 57th $710 $784 $1,030 $1,451 $1,657
Modoc County 58th $660 $802 $958 $1,158 $1,572

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Fair Market Rents are estimated by the HUD.