Apartment rents witnessed the slowest annual rise in 17 months – a 3% increase in one year, reaching $1,474, according to a report from RENTCafé. The national average rent ended 2019 by slipping $1 compared to November, but the rent increases are still an average of $43 more compared with one year ago. 

Here are the highlights for rent increases in Metro Phoenix:

• Phoenix ended the year charging $1,123 in average rent, after a $98 increase over one year, or 9.6%. This is the largest increase from among the US renter mega-hubs.

• Even higher increases were registered in Avondale, 11.2%, and Mesa, 9.9%. Avondale rents added $122 since the end of 2018, reaching $1,215. Meanwhile, Mesa average rents went up $99, to $1,094.

• Scottsdale charges the most expensive rents, $1,560 on average. They went up $91 compared to one year ago.

• The cheapest rents are in Glendale. Here the average reached $1,026, after adding $79 since the end of 2018.  

• The slowest rent increase was registered in Goodyear, as rents here added $62 in one year, reaching $1,252. 

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