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Best Self Storage Units in Queens, New York of 2024

Best Self Storage Units in Queens, New York of 2024

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The Cost of Self Storage in Queens, NY

The price of renting a storage unit is typically based on the population size and real estate prices in the area. Typically, storage costs in Queens are higher than in neighboring cities. Real estate prices in Queens reflect the price difference between the city’s average cost for storage compared to the national average. According to, the median home value in Queens is $603,000, compared to the U.S. average of $231,200.

Storage costs across New York are higher than in other states, on average, but Queens’ storage is easily two to three times more expensive than other places across the country. The price disparity only increases as the amount of space you need gets bigger. The large 10×20 sized units that can hold an entire house’s worth of belongings are easily three times more expensive in Queens than the national average. However, the cost for a small 5×5 storage locker is, on average, less expensive than the state and national averages.

Average cost of storage units in Queens, NY compared to state and national averages
Size of Storage Unit City Average State Average National Average
5×5 $36 $52 $41
5×10 $122 $86 $59
10×10 $183 $140 $95
10×15 $302 $176 $113
10×20 $449 $164 $133

What to Consider when Looking for Storage in Queens, NY

When thinking about the best storage option for your stuff, consider the types of objects you’ll be putting away. When storing items like furniture, clothes and books, make sure to protect your valuables from the elements. As a coastal city, the cold New York winters and hot humid summers can be an issue. With an average of 46 inches of rain a year, Queens has more rain than the national average. It also rains here more often than other areas, averaging 120 days of precipitation every year.

The property crime rate in Queens is lower than the rest of the United States at 28 out of 100. To help protect your things from burglary, look for facilities with secure steel fencing and electronic gated access.

Helpful Tips for Moving to Queens, NY

Queens is a thriving cultural hub home to many economic opportunities as well as world-famous tourist attractions. There is a huge population here, with over 21,500 residents per square mile. This heavy population can create a traffic nightmare, so 51.7% of residents rely on public transportation to avoid gridlock. Those who do brave the traffic will experience a commute time that averages twice the length of the national average, at 43.6 minutes each way.

Queens has a high cost of living — it’s more than double the national average. Residents here pay a higher sales and income tax than the national average but enjoy a rich and diverse job market that makes up for the cost of living.

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