Storage prices can vary widely depending on which part of Batavia you're in Focus your storage search on the 45103 ZIP code of Batavia, where units rent for an average $82.33 a month, the lowest in the entire city. Rental rates are most pricey in the 14020 ZIP code, where they go for an average $112.86 per month.
The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. 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 single busiest day for self-storage businesses is typically the notorious 'National Moving Day' (which facility operators have dubbed 'Crazy Tuesday' for the chaotic scene at many facilities) the day after Memorial Day. College students looking for a place to keep their things during the summer holiday can also have an effect on high season prices, pushing up prices on smaller units in particular, which is something to keep in mind if you live in a college town.
Expect a slightly higher high season and a slightly lower low season in Batavia, which according to the data feels the effects of seasonality more than many other cities do. One way of protecting yourself from seasonal rate changes is by signing a contract that details how much you'll pay for the entirety of your stay. Your chances of getting a low price on a storage unit in Batavia are highest during January, when the average rental rate drops to a low $28. Your chances are lowest during May, which with an average price of $157 is the most expensive time to book a unit.
Before you start your storage search in Batavia, it's important that you know how much a unit in Batavia typically costs. With the average rental rate varying widely from place to place, the only truly valuable comparison you can make is with other storage facilities in the area. Which is why, in order to ensure that you go into your storage search as well informed as possible, we've gone ahead and processed the data for you.
In Batavia, self storages rents at an average rate of $28 a month. At that rate, staying in a unit for a year would cost about $336, in case you need storage for a long period of time. However, it is important that we note that this figure includes all storage unit sizes. The price gap between the smallest unit sizes and the largest can be very significant. The standard sizes of storage units in Batavia are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Here are the average monthly rental rates for each size:
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It's often true that certain areas in a city offer much lower storage rental rates than others. One of the best pieces of advice we can give customers looking for the cheapest storage in their area is to expand the breadth of their search. The sum you'll save each month could totally be worth the extra drive, especially if you'll only need to visit your unit on the rare occasion. If the average price of self storage (which includes facilities called mini storage or public self storage) is higher in Batavia, then you'll definitely want to expand your search. So is it?
Batavia's average price of $28 a month for a unit ranks it as the 112th most expensive city for self-storage in Illinois, which itself ranks as the 12th most expensive state for storage. To give you a better idea of what this means, Batavia's average price is $56.36 less than the state average of $84.36.
These average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage in one city is compared to another, as the cost of living changes from place to place. To give you a better idea of affordability, we've created a 'relative price' scale that estimates how expensive storage is for median income earners in that state. In Illinois, the median income is $51,483.00 a year, which would make the average $28 unit in Batavia cost 0.65% of a median earner's monthly income. Compared to the price of storage as a percent of income in all Illinois cities, Batavia ranks at the 3rd percentile, which means that self-storage here is very affordable.
If we measure according to the national scale and compare it to cities across the country, self-storage rates in Batavia are still very cheap, ranking at the 2nd percentile in terms of relative expense. The national average monthly price of a storage unit is $72.15. Depending on the size of unit you rent and the time of year, you should expect to pay approximately $44.15 less than that for self storage in Batavia.
A greater number of storage facilities equates to more available storage space, so the number of facilities operating in your city will be one of the most important factors in your storage search. So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Batavia?
According to our numbers, there are 2 total storage facilities in Batavia, IL. That's a very small number of facilties compared to what's on offer in other Illinois cities, a full 3 fewer than the Illinois average of 5 per city. It should come as litte surprise then that Batavia only ranks as the 76th largest storage market out of the 119 cities in Illinois, accounting for a mere 0.35% of the state's total facilities. Just as it has few facilities relative to other cities in its state, Batavia also has a meager number of self-storage facilities compared to other cities nationwide, 7 less than the national average of 9.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Batavia to other cities in Illinois irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. Are the 2 storage facilities providing the 27,700 people living in Batavia with enough storage space? After comparing Batavia to other cities in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket, we found that the Batavia community does have a relative lack of storage facilities for its size. While it's population bracket averages 7 facilities per city, Batavia's 2 put it a whole 5 facilities under that average. In addition, if we look at Batavia's per capita facility count, our former findings seem to be definitively strenthened: Batavia does seem to have few facilities for its size. Compared to other cities listed on our national network, Batavia place in the 17th percentile for storage businesses per person. This clearly shows that 2 is a low number of facilities for a city of 27,700, meaning that finding the storage unit you need could be more challenging in Batavia than it is elsewhere. How does Batavia compare to other cities in Illinois? Even when we restict the scope to other cities in its state, Batavia still only ranks at the 27th percentile for per capita storage facilities.
It also bears mentioning that Batavia saw a large amount of population growth in the past decade, growing by 13.4% from 2000 to 2010, a good 10.1% more growth than the 3.3% the state of Illinois experienced over the same period. This growth in inhabitants may be making any issues created by Batavia's low level of facilities per capita even more salient.
Do you want to book an awesomely-low rate on a self storage unit in Batavia, IL? January is the best month to find inexpensive storage, and prices are least expensive in the 45103 ZIP code. Try to avoiding looking for storage during May, and be attentive to the fact that the 14020 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.
Batavia, IL self storage typically costs between $29.99 and $229 a month. Storage is currently in stock.
If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, Batavia had an average home value of $279,500 which in the past year is up 0.096%.