Washington Fair Market Rents

2022 Fair Market Rents

2022 FMRs in Washington state by county. Click on the map below to view FMRs for a particular county.

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FMRs vary across Washington based on County and ZIP code as well as number of bedrooms. The average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in Washington is $1,150.

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 Washington 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 Washington compare?

The highest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in Washington is $2,044 in Snohomish County and King County. The lowest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment is $783 in Garfield County.

Washington ($1,150) has a 15.3% higher FMR for 2-Bedroom housing than the average of the US ($997) and therefore has a higher gross rent.

Washington is rank 14th out of 56 States and territories. This means the FMRs, or in other words, the gross rent is higher than 42 other States and territories. Washington is the 14th most expensive State or territory in terms of FMRs.

Average FMRs for Washington

14th
Rank
$815
Studio
$921
1-person
$1,150
2-person
$1,599
3-person
$1,891
4-person
Counties in Washington (39)
County Rank Studio 1-Bed 2-Bed 3-Bed 4-Bed
Snohomish County 1st $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
King County 1st $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Skamania County 3rd $1,416 $1,512 $1,735 $2,451 $2,903
Clark County 3rd $1,416 $1,512 $1,735 $2,451 $2,903
Kitsap County 5th $1,174 $1,368 $1,765 $2,435 $2,909
Pierce County 6th $1,056 $1,162 $1,484 $2,108 $2,540
Thurston County 7th $1,035 $1,076 $1,273 $1,808 $2,179
San Juan County 8th $901 $1,028 $1,352 $1,834 $2,149
Skagit County 9th $868 $1,035 $1,307 $1,857 $2,176
Whatcom County 10th $926 $996 $1,254 $1,781 $2,146
Island County 11th $917 $923 $1,215 $1,726 $2,080
Kittitas County 12th $750 $858 $1,129 $1,604 $1,932
Walla Walla County 13th $760 $869 $1,144 $1,625 $1,747
Douglas County 14th $748 $917 $1,126 $1,546 $1,791
Chelan County 14th $748 $917 $1,126 $1,546 $1,791
Clallam County 16th $749 $857 $1,127 $1,597 $1,759
Jefferson County 17th $754 $885 $1,046 $1,486 $1,790
Cowlitz County 18th $707 $808 $1,055 $1,499 $1,806
Franklin County 19th $704 $855 $1,060 $1,423 $1,792
Benton County 19th $704 $855 $1,060 $1,423 $1,792
Mason County 21st $710 $938 $1,069 $1,504 $1,529
Spokane County 22nd $701 $795 $1,033 $1,467 $1,745
Yakima County 23rd $772 $798 $1,050 $1,492 $1,607
Lewis County 24th $680 $792 $1,023 $1,392 $1,623
Whitman County 25th $662 $763 $977 $1,388 $1,672
Klickitat County 26th $775 $781 $1,027 $1,390 $1,444
Columbia County 27th $650 $743 $978 $1,220 $1,655
Pend Oreille County 28th $662 $757 $996 $1,231 $1,540
Adams County 29th $663 $795 $906 $1,264 $1,551
Asotin County 30th $615 $717 $925 $1,314 $1,583
Pacific County 31st $631 $721 $949 $1,335 $1,469
Okanogan County 32nd $597 $718 $899 $1,277 $1,539
Grays Harbor County 33rd $588 $711 $885 $1,257 $1,515
Grant County 34th $597 $701 $876 $1,244 $1,424
Lincoln County 35th $589 $674 $887 $1,152 $1,518
Wahkiakum County 36th $577 $660 $869 $1,234 $1,471
Ferry County 37th $563 $644 $847 $1,203 $1,433
Stevens County 38th $544 $606 $795 $1,129 $1,361
Garfield County 39th $520 $687 $783 $1,087 $1,325

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Fair Market Rents are estimated by the HUD.