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Ranked: Columbus rental prices among the best in the nation

Columbus, Ohio is near the top of the list when it comes to most affordable markets for renting. What do you think?

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The city has been ranked a top renting market + housing market in back-to-back months. | Photo via Canva

Columbus isn’t just a hot housing market — it’s one of the most affordable for renters, too.

That’s what we found digging through new data from, which ranked Columbus as the No. 2 most affordable market for renters in February 2023. According to the data, the average rent price in Columbus is $1,175.

For comparison, Cincinnati also made its way in the top 10 at No. 4. Its average rent price last month was $1,233. Other notable cities on the list include Oklahoma City at No. 1, with rent rates at $980 per month.

Still not feeling great about Columbus prices? Take a look at the national averages, with affordability predicted to worsen in 2023.

  • Overall median rent: $1,716
  • Studio: $1,463
  • One-bedroom: $1,621
  • Two-bedroom: $1,890
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