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

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one-bedroom in Chicago are hovering around $1,600. But how does the low-end pricing on a Chicago 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 price-conscious 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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741 E. 79th St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $560/month, this 425-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, located at 741 E. 79th St. in Chatham, is 55.2% less than the median rent for a studio in Chicago, which is currently estimated at around $1,250/month.

Building amenities include an elevator. The unit also has hardwood flooring and air conditioning. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score, this location is extremely walkable, is convenient for biking and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

6238 S. Western Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

This studio apartment, situated at 6238 S. Western Ave. in Chicago Lawn, is listed for $585/month for its 280 square feet.

You'll find hardwood flooring and an eat-in kitchen in the unit. When it comes to building amenities, expect on-site laundry. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score, the area around this address is quite walkable, has some bike infrastructure and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

2920 E. 90th St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Here's a one-bedroom apartment at 2920 E. 90th St. in South Chicago, which, at 535 square feet, is going for $630/month.

Amenities offered in the building include assigned parking. Pets are not welcome. Future tenants needn't worry about a leasing fee.

Walk Score indicates that the surrounding area is very walkable, is quite bikeable and has good transit options.

(See the full listing here.)

5501 W. Washington Blvd.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Then there's this 330-square-foot studio at 5501 W. Washington Blvd. in South Austin, listed at $631/month.

If you've got a pet, you'll be happy to learn that cats and dogs are permitted. The building offers on-site laundry, an elevator and a fitness center. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

Per Walk Score ratings, the surrounding area is quite walkable, is convenient for biking and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the listing here.)

1240 W. 87th St.

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

Finally, there's this studio apartment, located at 1240 W. 87th St. in Gresham and listed for $650/month.

Amenities offered in the building include on-site management and on-site laundry. Also, expect air conditioning in the unit. Cats are allowed.

According to Walk Score, this location is quite walkable, is quite bikeable and has good transit options.

(Here's the listing.)


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.