Apartment List analyzed its own listings and determined that rents in the city have declined 0.1 percent since last month but have made small gains (0.4 percent) since this time last year. The site also calculates the median two-bedroom rent to be $1,170, which is $10 less than the national average. By Apartment List's calculations, Philadelphia is one of just two cities in the state without rental increases since last month.
At rental firm Abodo, researchers calculated the median two-bedroom rent to be about $1, 602 — a 2.2 percent increase since last month. The agency listed $1,259 as the median rent for a one-bedroom unit — an increase of 3.1 percent since August.