Boston Rents Among Highest in U.S.

It may come as no surprise for Bostonians, but Boston is one of the most expensive apartment rental markets in the country. In fact, median rental costs in Boston are almost twice that of the national average, according to a recent report from Zumper.

The median one-bedroom rent in Boston for May is $2,300 per month, making it the fourth-highest in the nation. For two bedrooms, Boston’s median is a sixth-highest $2,700. Both median costs were up over May of 2017.

Here's the top ten most expensive cities, according to 1 bedroom median costs:

1. San Francisco, CA

     1 Bedroom: $3,440

     2 Bedrooms: $4,550

2. New York, NY

     1 Bedroom: $2,890

     2 Bedrooms: $3,330

3. San Jose, CA

     1 Bedroom: $2,500

     2 Bedrooms: $3,000

4. Boston, MA

     1 Bedroom: $2,300

     2 Bedrooms: $2,700

5. Los Angeles, CA

     1 Bedroom: $2,300

     2 Bedrooms: $3,240

6. Washington, DC

     1 Bedroom: $2,200

     2 Bedrooms: $2,770

7. Oakland, CA

     1 Bedroom: $2,100

     2 Bedrooms: $2,500

8. Seattle, WA

     1 Bedroom: $1,960

     2 Bedrooms: $2,540

9. San Diego, CA

     1 Bedroom: $1,800

     2 Bedrooms: $2,370

10. Miami, FL

     1 Bedroom: $1,750

     2 Bedrooms: $2,380

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