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

If you're seeking a rental, you know how hard it can be to find a good option for a reasonable price. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Chicago look like these days — and what might you get for your money?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments in Chicago via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find.

Take a look at the cheapest listings available right now, below. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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6243 S. Ashland Ave.

Photo: Zumper

Listed at $650/month, this studioapartment, located at 6243 S. Ashland Ave. in the Englewood, is 40.9% less than the median rent for a studio in Chicago, which is currently estimated at around $1,100/month.

Expect to find a renovated kitchen, high ceilings and hardwood flooring in the residence. Neither cats nor dogs are permitted. Expect a $250 move-in fee.

According to Walk Score, the surrounding area is quite walkable, is relatively bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

6148 S. Sacramento Ave.

Photo: Zumper

This studio apartment, situated at 6148 S. Sacramento Ave. in Chicago Lawn, is listed for $695/month.

The apartment has hardwood flooring, central heating and a renovated kitchen. Cats and dogs are not permitted. The listing specifies a $250 non-refundable move-in fee and a $25 application fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the surrounding area is friendly for those on foot, has some bike infrastructure and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

135-143 S. Waller Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Next up is this 610-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom dwelling, located at 135-143 S. Waller Ave. in South Austin and listed for $745/month.

Look for carpeted floors and central heating in the unit. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. Expect a $325 move-in fee and a $30 application fee.

According to Walk Score, this location is very walkable, is bikeable and has excellent transit.

(Here's the listing.)

8700 S. Merrill Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom abode, situated at 8700 S. Merrill Ave. in Calumet Heights, is listed for $750/month for its 720 square feet.

You'll get central heating in the unit. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. When it comes to building amenities, expect on-site laundry. There's no leasing fee required for this rental.

Per Walk Score ratings, this location is moderately walkable, is very bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the listing here.)

9052 S. Dauphin Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

And here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom space at 9052 S. Dauphin Ave. in Burnside, which, with 505 square feet, is also going for $750/month.

In the unit, you're promised carpeted floors. Animals are not permitted. There's no leasing fee required for this rental.

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

(Check out 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.