As they are closely linked to real estate prices, self storage unit prices can be very different in one part of Van Nuys to another. Storage is cheapest in the 91411 ZIP code in Van Nuys, where the average rental price is $124.86. On the other hand, the 91406 ZIP code is the most pricey area of Van Nuys to rent a storage unit, with rental rates averaging $192.09 a month.
It's not uncommon for another community a few miles down the road to offer substanial savings on storage compared to the rates in your community. By widening the breadth of your search, you'll open yourself up to even more facilities and a greater range of possibilities. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. But is it worth expanding your search, or is self-storage (commonly called mini storage or public storage) cheaper in Van Nuys than its surroundings? We asked the analysts at SelfStorage.com to find out.
With its average price of $34.9 a month for a unit, Van Nuys is the 242nd most expensive city for self-storage in the state of California, which itself is the 9th most-expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Van Nuys costs an average of $56.46 less than the average storage unit in California, which goes for 91.36.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Van Nuys storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. In California, the median income is $54,681.00 a year, which would make the average $34.9 unit in Van Nuys cost 0.77% of a median earner's monthly income. As a percentage of the local median income this is actually a very cheap price to pay for self-storage. Indeed, when compared to other cities in California, the relative price of self-storage in Van Nuys ranks at the 4th percentile.
In addition to being very cheap at the state level, storage in Van Nuys is also very cheap on the national scale, ranking at the 5th percentile when compared to other cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $37.25 less than that for self storage in Van Nuys.
When it comes to finding self-storage, the more really is the merrier: more storage businesses in your area means more unit options available, and more options mean a greater chance you'll be able to choose a unit that satisfies your storage needs. So how many storage facilities are there in Van Nuys?
According to the data on our facility network, there are 10 storage businesses operating in Van Nuys, CA. The average city in California is home to about 9 storage facilties, 1 less than what can be found in Van Nuys, meaning Van Nuys has a reasonably-large number of facilities. Out of all 253 cities in California listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Van Nuys ranks as the 69th-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 0.46% of facilities. Even by national standards, Van Nuys boasts a large number of facilities, 1 more than the national average of 9 facilities in each city.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in Van Nuys to other cities in California and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. Are the 10 facilities in Van Nuys sufficient at supplying the 136,443 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? Comparing Van Nuys to other cities in the 100,000 to 250,000 population bracket, we find that Van Nuys doesn't quite have as many self storage facilities as average. Other cities in that bracket average 18 facilities, while Van Nuys has 8 fewer. We've further validated Van Nuys's relative lack of storage space by examining its per capita count of facilities. For a city of 136,443, 10 self-storage facilities is not a high number at all: in fact, Van Nuys only places in the 17th percentile for facilities per capita in United States cities, indicating a meager level of storage coverage. Does Van Nuys perform any better in terms of per capita facilities for cities in California? Apparently even then the city is somewhat low on storage space, only ranking in the 27th percentile for facilities per person in California.
Rental rates on self storage units can change significantly from one month to the next over the course of the year, climbing higher or diving lower depending on the season. The high season typically begins in April or May and lasts till August or September, with prices dropping back down to their lowest in the late fall and winter. The day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest of the high season, and is known in the industry as 'National Moving Day' and 'Crazy Tuesday for the number of people who decided to move and rent storage on that day. College towns often see more radical seasonal swings, as their student populations drive demand on smaller units in particular up during the summer.
There's not as much of a difference between prices during the high and low seasons in Van Nuys as there is in other cities, meaning seasonality is less of a concern here. However, even though prices are less likely to change dramatically in Van Nuys, locking in a rate for your entire stay often allows you to bargain the total price down. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Van Nuys during the month of January, when the average price is at its lowest, $34.9 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in October, when the average price is a high $118.29.
Searching storage in Van Nuys without knowing how much a unit should cost is no way to go about finding a good price. Comparing rates at facilities you booked storage at in other cities can give the wrong expectations, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different in that location. To prevent you from going into your storage search in the dark, the analysts at SelfStorage.com have prepared the numbers you need to know.
Storage units in Van Nuys rent at an average monthly rate of $34.9. Over the the length of a year, that would cost you about $418.8, in case you were considering renting for a longer period of time. But before you go out and search for storage within the context of that figure, it's important to note here that that average price includes all standard sizes of storage units. The amount you'll actually end up paying will depend on the size of the unit you decide to rent. The standard sizes of storage units in Van Nuys are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, and 10x15. In Van Nuys, the average monthly rental rate for each standard size is:
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Are you trying to reserve an unbeatably low price on a self storage unit in Van Nuys, CA? January offers the lowest average prices on storage, and you'll have the most success looking in the 91411 ZIP code. The absolute worst time to look for storage is October, when unit prices hit their pinnacle, and be attentive to the fact that the 91406 area is costlier than other areas.