Infographic: Cost of a 1-Bedroom in Los Angeles

Picture courtesy of Lades Flickr

Picture courtesy of Lades Flickr

Los Angeles is the second largest rental market in the U.S., with over 134 neighborhoods to choose from. Obviously, looking for an apartment in the “City of Angels” can be quite a daunting task to any newcomer or even the seasoned Angeleno.

This new infographic by the folks over at RadPad (, the first photo-based mobile rental marketplace in partnership with, have taken on the task of sorting through the madness when looking for an apartment in Los Angeles.

So, what did they find?

The most interesting piece was Thursdays are the best days for apartment hunting. The fewest number of renters look for places on a Thursday, so you’ll have a much better chance of seeing a new property while everyone else is preparing for their weekend.

Other interesting tidbits:

  • LA ‘s most affordable neighborhoods include: Crenshaw ($869/month), North Hollywood ($1,041/month) and Koreatown ($1,235)
  • LA’s most expensive neighborhoods include: Brentwood ($2,540/month), Westwood ($2,485/month) and Marina del Rey ($2,445)

Check out the full infographic below.



Justin Resarieo is a creative entrepreneur and graduate of The University of Alabama. He has lived in LA for 6 years and enjoys the weather, creativity, and opportunity the city offers.


  • Reply September 9, 2013

    Property Manager

    Thanks for sharing this, Justin! This caught our eye too. Even though rent prices in LA have hit a record high, rents in West Hollywood are still more affordable than some of our neighboring cities. If anyone is in the market for a new pad, we’ve got a great remodeled 1 bedroom in an Old Hollywood 1950’s building.

  • Reply September 9, 2013


    Excuse me, but is any of this affordable? I mean, as a starting actor, will you be able to afford a thousand dollar for rent alone??

    • Justin
      Reply September 9, 2013


      No doubt about it Robert LA is an expensive place to live. However, I would treat this infographic as an average. If you put in the effort you can find a one bedroom for under $1000 in North Hollywood, Koreatown, Van Nuys, etc. or I would also consider finding a roommate. I’ve seen some really nice 2 bedrooms in the Valley for $1300 a month which tallies up to $650 per person. Not bad….

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