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Georgia Statewide Rent Significantly Less Than National Average

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The average rent nationwide for a one-bedroom home is $1,105 per month and $1,342 for a two-bedroom home. In Georgia, though, the average rent for a one-bedroom home is $941 per month and $1,090 per month for a one-bedroom.

While this is significantly less than the country average of rent, it still means that an individual earning minimum wage in Georgia would must work 100 hours each week to make rent. 

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell and Gainesville metropolitan areas both boast the most expensive rents in the state at $1,289 and $1,028 per month, respectively. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the most affordable metropolitan areas to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Georgia right now are as follows: 

  1. Lincoln County – $704
  2. Long County – $750
  3. Monroe County – $764
  4. Peach County – $769
  5. Murray County – $773

More information regarding Georgia rent prices can be found here.