What Can You Rent for $1,800 or Less in Chicago?

Raise your hand if you're trying to find a new apartment by the end of summer. Many listings are available for rent right now, while others don't open for move-in until October or later. Be sure to check the availability date or contact the building if you need to move in before fall.

Now, what about budget? If you're here, we're guessing a Chicago apartment for $1,800 per month or less falls in your comfort zone. Plenty of large buildings and smaller properties alike list great apartments for rent on Domu within an $1,800 budget. In fact, here are 13 of our favorite apartments for rent in Chicago at or under $1,800 right now. Jump on these awesome listings before they're gone!

Lakeview, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Bright living room with balcony at 441 W Oakdale Apartments in Lakeview Chicago

441 W Oakdale Ave | $1,745 to $1,789/mo

Live steps from Lake Michigan on a beautiful, tree-lined street at 441 West Oakdale Apartments in Lakeview. Amenities at this pet-friendly building include reserved parking, on-site laundry, high-speed fiber optic internet, bike and personal storage, a package-receiving room, and air conditioning. 

Lakeview, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Living room with boho decor at 455 W Wellington Apartments in Chicago

455 W Wellington Ave | $1,566 to $1,725/mo

If you apply by 8/22/2022, receive up to $1,200 in free rent on one-bedroom apartments and up to $900 in free rent for studios at 455 W Wellington Apartments. This pet-friendly building located between Broadway and Sheridan Road offers reserved parking, 24-hour maintenance, air conditioning, on-site laundry, a package-receiving room, high-speed internet, and bike storage.

Pilsen, 2 Beds/1 Bath

Bright and open apartment with hardwood floors and exposed ducts in Pilsen Chicago

2259 S Oakley Ave | $1,700/mo

Pilsen's calling! Better pick up, because this apartment's fab. In-unit laundry and a dishwasher for $1,700 in rent? Sign me up. The apartment for rent also has an updated bathroom and welcomes cats and dogs up to 50 pounds.   

South Loop, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Convertible apartment in South Loop Chicago with big windows

2111 S Wabash Ave | $1,843/mo

This pet-friendly, junior one-bedroom apartment for rent in the South Loop features central air conditioning, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a gorgeous modern kitchen. Luxury amenities include a fully-equipped fitness center, yoga studio with virtual trainer, private workspaces, conference room, club lounge with pub room, game/arcade room, sports simulator room, outdoor pool deck with fire pits, grilling stations, and private cabanas.

Ravenswood, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Open kitchen and living room with hardwood floors and exposed brick in a Chicago apartment in Ravenswood

4602 N Winchester Ave | $1,695/mo

Check out this charming top-floor apartment completely renovated in 2022 with a modern kitchen, a remodeled bathroom, and hardwood floors throughout. The Ravenswood apartment for rent is just two blocks from the El and Metra train stations. 

Hyde Park, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Bright one-bedroom apartment in Hyde Park Chicago at Woodlawn Terrace

4726 S Woodlawn Ave | $1,300 to $1,668/mo

The Woodlawn Terrace Apartments offer hardwood floors, renovated bathrooms and kitchens, walk-in closets, on-site laundry, bike storage, and more. Located near Lake Michigan, these apartments are an excellent option if you want to take advantage of Chicago's beautiful parks and scenery. 

South Loop, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Loft apartment in Chicago South Loop at Chess Lofts with high ceilings and hardwood floors

320 E 21st St | $1,700/mo

Don't miss out on this quintessential loft in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. Located at Chess Lofts, the condo for rent has stainless steel appliances, an in-unit washer/dryer, granite counters, a marble bathroom, and a large south-facing balcony. The building features a fitness center, grill area, and sundeck. 

Streeterville, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Chicago apartment in Streeterville with spacious living room

445 E Ohio St | $1,790/mo

Let's be honest, rents in Streeterville rarely look this good. This pet-friendly, convertible apartment boasts spacious closets, air conditioning, a dishwasher, and huge windows. Plus, it comes with the luxury amenities you'd expect in a Streeterville building: a sundeck with a heated outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, 24-hour door security staff, recreation room, bike storage, business center, grill area, and on-site dry cleaners.

Lakeview, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Open living room and kitchen in modern Chicago apartment in Noble Square

1545 W Augusta Blvd | $1,750 to $1,800/mo

Located on the border of West Town and Wicker Park, the apartments at 1545 West Augusta are newly renovated with trendy finishes, central heat and air, and in-unit laundry. Just a five-mute walk to the Division Blue Line station, the location is perfect for commuters. 

Hyde Park, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Classic Chicago apartment for rent in Hyde Park with large bay windows and hardwood floors

5474-5480 S Hyde Park Blvd | $1,300 to $1,676/mo

East of Cornell Park in the Hyde Park neighborhood, the 5474-5480 South Hyde Park Apartments are just a short walk from Lake Michigan, 57th Street Beach, and the Museum of Science and Industry. The pet-friendly building offers on-site laundry, a secured entry, and bike storage. 

Uptown, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Apartment with geometric mural and modern decor in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood

4600 N Clarendon Ave | $1,382 to $1,894/mo

The Covington Apartments in Uptown are fully rehabbed and offer a new fitness room and rooftop with jaw-dropping views of Chicago. Just one block from Lake Michigan, the pet-friendly building is the perfect spot for dog owners who love Montrose Dog Beach.  

Lakeview, 1 Bed/1 Bath

Colorful living room at 537 W Melrose apartments in Lakeview Chicago

537 W Melrose St | $1,512 to $1,604/mo

Between Lake Shore Drive and Broadway, 537 W Melrose Apartments offer reserved parking, on-site laundry, dry cleaning, air conditioning, walk-in closets, dishwashers, and more. Apartments for rent include separate dining rooms and recently remodeled bathrooms and kitchens. 

South Loop, 1 Bed/1 Bath

One-bedroom apartment living room with view of Lake Michigan in South Loop Chicago

1212 S Michigan Ave | $1,725/mo

This South Loop apartment building includes great amenities like a business center with computers, dry cleaners, party room, new fitness center, 24-hour door person, and on-site maintenance. The pet-friendly building also has a dog run, grill area, and sundeck.