It's not cheap to rent in Grand Junction, but it could be a lot worse.

According to apartmentlist.com, the average size of a $1500 apartment in Grand Junction is 1610 square feet. Compare that to what $1500 would get you in Denver, which is a cracker box less with less than 1000 square feet.

The most recent data available from city-data.com says the median rent in Grand Junction is $919. So, what does that mean in terms of actual costs to renters?

Trulia.com shows us you could get a 1 bedroom apartment in Grand Junction for around $625. If you need two bedrooms, rent is going to run you anywhere from $850 to $1000. Three-bedroom apartments are likely to cost from $1100 to $1600.

Rental houses obviously are generally going to cost more than apartments with an average 2-3 bedroom home renting in the neighborhood of $1200. Nicer houses can cost anywhere from $1600 to $2200 per month.

No, rent is not cheap, but it could be a whole lot worse. In Denver, you're going to pay $1000 just for studio and it only goes up from there.

When I moved to Grand Junction in 2002, I paid less than $400 for a decent one-bedroom apartment. My guess is, that same apartment is probably renting for at least twice that today.

Of course, there are various factors involved when it comes to how much you're going to pay for rent in Grand Junction including location, size, and whether pets are involved. It may not be your dream home or apartment, but there are rentals available in Grand Junction.

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