One of the things that attracted people to Boise, Idaho in the first place used to be because it was so affordable. If you've lived around here for a few years now you remember the good old days when you could rent an apartment downtown for under $1,000 a month! Good luck finding any apartment in Ada County with a rent payment as low as that nowadays.

Rent in Boise has always been below the national average - until this year. In 2021 rent prices finally matched up to the national average with the average price of an 881 sq ft apartment costing $1,481 a month.

New apartments keep popping up all over but that doesn't mean they're any cheaper. The Jules on 3rd just started leasing out units with 1 bedrooms priced between $1,775 to-$1,915 / mo. The brand new Addison apartments on Parkcenter has similar rates. The cheapest 1 bedroom available is currently listed at $1,675 for 556 - 577 sq. ft.

The price of rent in Boise is now almost comparable to other U.S. cities - some that are notoriously known for having outrageous rent prices. While it's still true that you can probably find a much nicer 1 bedroom apartment in Boise, Idaho compared to New York City, the difference may surprise you.

We did some apartment hunting in 5 major cities: Miami, LA, New York City, Chicago, and Dallas. We wanted to know what $1500 a month rent in Boise looks like in comparison to other cities. After some research, it's fair to say that people aren't moving here because it's necessarily affordable anymore.


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