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The 10 Most Expensive Cities to Be a Renter


If you have dreams of calling San Francisco or New York City your home — you better make A LOT of money.

Media rent prices for one-bedroom flats were significantly higher in those cities than anywhere else in the nation. The data was compiled by Zumper, a startup in the rental listings market. The report gathered rent prices of over 1 million active listings across the United States.

Below is the full list of the ten most expensive cities to be a renter, ranked by the median cost of a one bedroom rental.

1. San Francisco, CA $3,590

2. New York, NY $3,340

3. Boston, MA $2,310

4. Oakland, CA $2,280

5. San Jose, CA $2,270

6. Washington, DC $2,200

7. Los Angeles, CA $1,970

8. Miami, FL $1,900

9. Chicago, IL $1,790

10. Seattle, WA $1,750

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

I've spent the past 5+ years as a freelance writer covering personal finance and tech. Originally from Texas, but happily living in New York City. Making money is the easy part, keeping it is very difficult!

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