Just like real estate prices, prices on storage can be totally different in different parts of the same city. By widening the breadth of your search, you'll open yourself up to even more facilities and a greater range of possibilities. You might have to spend more on gas getting out to that unit, but the savings you'll be building up could totally compensate for that. If we can show that self-storage (also known as public self storage and mini storage) in Tulsa is more expensive than its surroundings, then you'll know to expand your search.
With its average price of $54.94 a month for a unit, Tulsa is the 12th most expensive city for self-storage in the state of Oklahoma, which itself is the 40th most-expensive state for storage. In more exact terms, storage in Tulsa costs an average of $4.44 less than the average storage unit in Oklahoma, which goes for 59.38.
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. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Tulsa 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 Tulsa is $54.94 and the median income in Oklahoma is $46,459.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.42% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. Compared to the price-as-percent-of-income in other Oklahoma locations, Tulsa ranks at the 38th percentile, making self-storage here moderately affordable.
Tulsa self-storage prices are relatively cheap on the national scale as well. When compared with cities on our national network they rank in the 38th percentile. To put that in more concrete terms, storage in Tulsa should cost an average of $17.21 less than the national average price of 72.15.
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 lasts from late spring to late summer, the most popular period for those moving into a new home. Memorial Day weekend marks the definitive end to the low season. The following Tuesday is often so busy that it's popularly known as 'Crazy Tuesday' within the self storage industry. Those looking for storage in areas with a large population of college students might find that seasonality affects prices on smaller unit sizes in particular, as students book 5x5s and 5x10s to store their things while they go home for the summer.
Tulsa, according to our data, is virtually unaffected by seasonality relative to other cities, with lower highs and higher lows relative to what other cities experience. 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. Storage prices are at their highest in Tulsa during the month of November, where they hit an average price of $65.82, while prices are at their lowest in April, where they go for a low $50.65 a month.
Much like real estate, self-storage prices can change drastically within the space of a few miles in Tulsa. The 74107 ZIP code offers the best rates on storage in Tulsa, with an average price of $67.86 a month. The most expensive part of town to rent storage in is the 74137 ZIP code, where rates average $142.50 per month.
Finding the unit you need at the price you want has everything to do with what's available in your area, with more facilities offering more options. If I'm searching for storage in Tulsa, should I expect plenty of available storage facilities, or only a few?
According to our numbers, there are 73 total storage facilities in Tulsa, OK. If you were wondering how that compares to other cities in the state, it's a very high number of facilities for a city: the average city in Oklahoma offers only 19 storage facilities, 54 less than Tulsa. Out of all 19 cities in Oklahoma listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Tulsa ranks as the 2nd-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 20.51% of facilities. Outside of Oklahoma, Tulsa still has a sizeable supply of storage facilities, 64 more than the 9 that other cities across the nation average.
If we're making comparisons between cities, however, we're missing out on some important insights if we don't factor population in, even if we're simply comparing Tulsa to the rest of Oklahoma. Are the 73 facilities in Tulsa sufficient at supplying the 389,625 people who call it home with enough extra storage space? It turns out that the average city in the 250,000 to 1,000,000 population bracket has 49 self-storage facilities listed on our network. That's 24 fewer facilities than are listed in Tulsa, leading us to conclude that Tulsa is slightly above-average among cities of similar size. But if we look at the number of facilities per person in Tulsa, our story begins to change: indeed, these figures seem to have disputed our claim that Tulsa has a large number of self-storage facilities per person. When compared with cities nationwide, Tulsa ranks in the 47th percentile for storage facilities per inhabitant, which means that, comparatively, Tulsa is somewhat-low on storage space for its 389,625 residents. Among cities in Oklahoma, Tulsa ranks in the 33rd percentile for storage facilities per capita, meaning that even compared to its neighbors in Oklahoma, Tulsa offers its population a relatively low amount of self-storage space.
Another thing to note is the fact that the population of Tulsa has been shrinking in recent years, falling by 0.8% from 2000 to 2010, according to data from the US Census. During that same period Oklahoma as a whole experienced population growth of 8.7%. Tulsa's low growth rate may mean that, with fewer incoming residents than elsewhere in Oklahoma, the demand for storage is lower, but let's not forget that Tulsa already has relatively few facilities for its size., meaning demand from the local population might be just as high.
If you're new to searching for self storage in Tulsa you might not know what kind of prices should be expected. Storage prices can shift dramatically from one city to another, so knowing the standard for a specific area can be difficult without prior experience booking storage there. But don't worry: SelfStorage.com has all the data you need in order to go into your storage search well informed.
On average, a self storage unit in Tulsa will rent for $54.94 a month. Those of you searching for a long term storage solution should know that that's an average of $659.28 per year. Nut before you take that figure as a definitive starting point, note that it is the average for all sizes taken together, and so shouldn't be used as the basis for your search. It's not uncommon for larger units to be more than twice as costly as the smaller sizes. In Tulsa you'll have the option of renting six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. For each standard unit size, the average rental rate in Tulsa is:
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Attempting to find an unbeleivably inexpensive self storage unit in Tulsa, OK? April is your best bet at finding inexpensive storage, and the best place to look for inexpensive storage is in the 74107 ZIP code. The absolute worst time to look for storage is November, which is the most expensive time to book a unit, and be warned that the 74137 area is pricier than other areas.
Tulsa self storage typically costs between $30 and $125 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, Tulsa had an average home value of $118,000 which in the past year is up 0.024%.