Increase of the U.S. Median Monthly Rent Estimates from 2008 to 2018 by HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) Region

The Department of Housing Development (HUD) estimates median rent for all Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. The above map shows how median rent has increased for each FMR area while accounting for inflation using BLS inflation statistics. Rent has increased substantially in a number of metropolitan areas including San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver, and decreased in other regions including large parts of Nevada and Arizona.

Data Sources: HUD Median Rent Estimates, BLS Inflation Calculator, US County Boundaries