The average rent in Charlotte is $1,472 a month and the average footprint is 942 square feet, according to RENTCafé’s latest report. Why it matters: 41% of the housing in Charlotte is renter occupied, RENTCafé notes. While renters moving from larger metros might find the city affordable, longtime residents are getting priced out. What’s happening: We’re quickly catching up to the national average rent price tag. The average national rent is $1,510, and $1,472 in Charlotte…. Read more.