Self Storage in St Augustine: FAQ
How many storage businesses are there in St Augustine for me to compare? Does the city offer me a good number of facilities to choose from?
The more facilities there are in the area you're searching, the more options you'll have. So how many storage facilities are there in St Augustine?
Analysts at SelfStorage.com report that there are an estimated 9 storage facilities located in the St Augustine area. That's a significantly-smaller number of storage facilties than can be found in the average Florida city--1 less than the state average of 10, to be exact. It makes sense then that St Augustine is only the 50th largest city for storage out of all 173 cities in Florida listed on our network, containing only 0.55% of all facilities in the state. On a national scale, St Augustine's 9 storage facilities precisely match the national average.
But of course, comparing the raw number of storage facilities in St Augustine to other cities in Florida and nationwide without taking population into account tells us very little. 12,975 people make St Augustine their home. Is 9 a relatively high or low number of storage facilities for such a population? Comparing St Augustine to other cities in the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket, we find that St Augustine has a few more facilities than average. That bracket's average is 6 facilities per city, 3 less than what can be found in St Augustine. One might point out that comparing St Augustine to cities of a similar size doesn't prove its healthy supply of storage space for the size of the population, and that a better measure would be actually looking at its facilities per capita. Well, we have, and it has firmly verified our former results. On a per capita basis, St Augustine ranks in the 84th percentile for storage facilities compared with other cities nationwide, meaning there is a very high amount of storage space per person. Among cities in Florida, St Augustine still has a high number of storage businesses listed on our network per inhabitant, ranking in at the 85th percentile statewide.
Is storage in St Augustine cheaper than in other cities?
Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. The more expansive your search, the more facilities you'll be able to compare, and the more options you'll have. While it's true that accessing the unit will be more cumbersome the farther it is away, the potential savings could make you complacent with any extra inconvenience. In order to help you know whether or not to expand your search, the analysts at SelfStorage.com have done the math to figure out whether self-storage (also called mini storage or public self storage) in St Augustine is relatively more or less expensive than other cities.
An average price of $74 a month for a storage unit makes St Augustine the 72nd most expensive city in Florida for self-storage, while Florida itself is the 15th most expensive state. To give you a better idea of what this means, St Augustine's average price is $4.63 less than the state average of $78.63.
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 St Augustine storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. Given that the average price of a storage unit in St Augustine is $74 and the median income in Florida is $45,281.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.96% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. When we compare this storage price as a percent of income to other cities in Florida, we find that it ranks in the 57th percentile, making it a fairly expensive place to rent storage.
The same holds true on a national scale, where storage in St Augustine is comparatively somewhat expensive, ranking at the 66th percentile among cities nationwide. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $1.85 more than that for self storage in St Augustine.
What's the best time of year to book self storage in St Augustine, FL?
It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. The high season lasts from late spring to late summer, the most popular period for those moving into a new home. The high season comes into full swing on the day after Memorial Day, which is such a popular time to rent storage that those in the industry have taken to calling it 'Crazy Tuesday.' Seasonal prices are often even more extreme in college towns, where students book a large number of self storage units during their summer vacation.
The high season isn't as relatively high, nor the low season as low, in St Augustine, where according to our data seasonality has a lesser effect on storage prices. Still, booking during the low season and locking in your price with the facility is an important part of getting a good deal on self storage. The lowest prices on self storage in St Augustine can be found during the month of April, with an average price of $61.43, while the most expensive month is July, with an average price of $136.46.
How much should I expect to pay for a self storage unit in St Augustine, FL?
Before you go out looking for a cheap storage unit in St Augustine, it's important that you know how much a unit in St Augustine ususally costs. Even if you've booked storage units in other cities in the past, prices could be very different in your current city, which makes it difficult to know what is standard. But don't worry: we've gone ahead and calculated everything you might need to know about the price of storage in St Augustine.
On average, storage businesses in St Augustine charge a rate of $74 per month to rent a storage unit. That's $888 a year, for those of you whose storage needs are of a lengthier nature. Note, however, that that figure is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your storage search. Larger units can be more than twice as expensive as the smaller sizes. In St Augustine you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard size, the average price in St Augustine is:
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