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Renting in San Francisco: What's the cheapest apartment available right now?

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one-bedroom in San Francisco are hovering around $3,363. But how does the low-end pricing on a San Francisco rental look these days — and what might you get for your money?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what budget-minded apartment seekers can expect to find.

Read on for the cheapest listings available right now. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

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516 Ellis St.

Photo: Zumper

This studio apartment, situated at 516 Ellis St. in the Tenderloin, is listed for $1,595/month for its 168 square feet.

Expect to find hardwood flooring, high ceilings and a walk-in closet in the residence. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: this spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

Walk Score indicates that the surrounding area is extremely walkable, is convenient for biking and is a haven for transit riders.

(See the complete listing here.)

424 Ellis St.

Photo: Zumper

Next, here's a studio apartment at 424 Ellis St. in the Tenderloin, which is going for $1,650/month.

The building offers on-site laundry and additional storage space. The listing also promises central heating and high ceilings in the apartment. Pets are not welcome. Be prepared for a $1,650 deposit.

According to Walk Score, the area around this address has excellent walkability, is very bikeable and has excellent transit.

(See the full listing here.)

2036 Balboa St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

This studio apartment, situated at 2036 Balboa St. in the Outer Richmond, is listed for $1,795/month.

In the unit, anticipate granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Animals are not welcome. Building amenities include on-site laundry. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score, the area around this address is very walkable, is convenient for biking and is a haven for transit riders.

(See the listing here.)

1499 California St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

And here's a studio apartment at 1499 California St. in Nob Hill, which is going for $1,795/month.

Building amenities include on-site laundry. Good news for animal lovers: both dogs and cats are allowed here. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location has excellent walkability, is very bikeable and boasts excellent transit options.

(Check out the listing here.)

1086 Post St.

Photo: Zumper

Finally, ver at 1086 Post St. in Polk, there's this 450-square-foot studio apartment, going for $1,875/month.

You can expect to see central heating, hardwood flooring and a walk-in closet in the unit. Hairball alert: cats are welcome. The building features an elevator and on-site laundry. The listing specifies a $2200 deposit.

According to Walk Score, the surrounding area is extremely walkable, is convenient for biking and boasts excellent transit options.

(View the listing here.)


This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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