California Fair Market Rents

2022 Fair Market Rents

2022 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 $1,538.

The highest average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in the United States is $1,888 in Hawaii. The lowest for a two-bedroom apartment is $485 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 $3,198 in Marin County, San Francisco County, and 1 others. The lowest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment is $801 in Modoc County.

California ($1,538) has a 54.3% higher FMR for 2-Bedroom housing than the average of the US ($997) 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
$1,083
Studio
$1,218
1-person
$1,538
2-person
$2,110
3-person
$2,435
4-person
Counties in California (58)
County Rank Studio 1-Bed 2-Bed 3-Bed 4-Bed
Marin County 1st $2,115 $2,631 $3,198 $4,111 $4,473
San Francisco County 1st $2,115 $2,631 $3,198 $4,111 $4,473
San Mateo County 1st $2,115 $2,631 $3,198 $4,111 $4,473
Santa Cruz County 4th $2,085 $2,385 $3,138 $4,000 $4,458
Santa Clara County 5th $2,145 $2,418 $2,868 $3,687 $4,213
Santa Barbara County 6th $1,875 $2,157 $2,516 $3,316 $3,790
Orange County 7th $1,716 $1,905 $2,324 $3,178 $3,674
San Diego County 8th $1,573 $1,739 $2,232 $3,099 $3,795
Ventura County 9th $1,507 $1,792 $2,218 $3,101 $3,655
Alameda County 10th $1,538 $1,854 $2,274 $3,006 $3,578
Contra Costa County 10th $1,538 $1,854 $2,274 $3,006 $3,578
Napa County 12th $1,438 $1,645 $2,164 $2,924 $2,935
Monterey County 13th $1,533 $1,616 $1,967 $2,794 $3,081
Sonoma County 14th $1,373 $1,549 $2,038 $2,851 $3,163
Los Angeles County 15th $1,384 $1,604 $2,044 $2,693 $2,933
San Luis Obispo County 16th $1,308 $1,436 $1,890 $2,685 $3,047
Solano County 17th $1,232 $1,408 $1,677 $2,382 $2,870
Yolo County 18th $1,212 $1,280 $1,684 $2,353 $2,843
San Benito County 19th $1,096 $1,253 $1,649 $2,342 $2,822
El Dorado County 20th $1,108 $1,228 $1,543 $2,192 $2,625
Placer County 20th $1,108 $1,228 $1,543 $2,192 $2,625
Sacramento County 20th $1,108 $1,228 $1,543 $2,192 $2,625
Riverside County 23rd $1,062 $1,202 $1,509 $2,065 $2,542
San Bernardino County 23rd $1,062 $1,202 $1,509 $2,065 $2,542
Mono County 25th $1,009 $1,045 $1,319 $1,829 $2,096
San Joaquin County 26th $891 $992 $1,305 $1,854 $2,234
Nevada County 27th $921 $993 $1,307 $1,857 $2,037
Stanislaus County 28th $936 $1,001 $1,250 $1,761 $2,063
Mendocino County 29th $945 $954 $1,245 $1,729 $2,131
Shasta County 30th $834 $954 $1,255 $1,783 $2,148
Sutter County 31st $920 $926 $1,173 $1,666 $2,008
Yuba County 31st $920 $926 $1,173 $1,666 $2,008
Madera County 33rd $913 $919 $1,198 $1,702 $1,870
Amador County 34th $920 $926 $1,148 $1,631 $1,965
Butte County 35th $826 $895 $1,177 $1,662 $2,015
Kings County 36th $924 $930 $1,162 $1,651 $1,799
Fresno County 37th $899 $904 $1,137 $1,607 $1,847
Merced County 38th $766 $914 $1,120 $1,591 $1,917
Tuolumne County 39th $752 $860 $1,132 $1,556 $1,938
Humboldt County 40th $741 $862 $1,112 $1,580 $1,903
Sierra County 41st $754 $855 $1,114 $1,593 $1,767
Calaveras County 42nd $739 $857 $1,094 $1,554 $1,785
Inyo County 43rd $754 $874 $1,077 $1,530 $1,712
Imperial County 44th $716 $815 $1,065 $1,486 $1,793
Alpine County 45th $725 $822 $1,073 $1,524 $1,705
Mariposa County 46th $718 $808 $1,063 $1,423 $1,819
Kern County 47th $763 $772 $1,013 $1,439 $1,734
Tulare County 48th $746 $764 $1,005 $1,405 $1,629
Del Norte County 49th $651 $831 $980 $1,355 $1,677
Lake County 50th $678 $776 $1,021 $1,450 $1,544
Colusa County 51st $713 $717 $944 $1,341 $1,506
Tehama County 52nd $682 $722 $950 $1,270 $1,495
Plumas County 53rd $608 $716 $915 $1,300 $1,566
Lassen County 54th $623 $712 $937 $1,331 $1,372
Siskiyou County 55th $682 $701 $922 $1,310 $1,358
Trinity County 56th $592 $670 $877 $1,246 $1,394
Glenn County 57th $627 $717 $944 $1,167 $1,280
Modoc County 58th $605 $609 $801 $1,047 $1,273

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Fair Market Rents are estimated by the HUD.