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Boston one-bedroom apartment rents jump year-over-year in October: Report

Unsurprisingly, the city remains among the most expensive in the U.S. for renting


The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Boston increased 9.1 percent from October 2017 to October 2018, to $2,400 a month, according to a report from real estate listings site Zumper. The same median was up 1.7 percent compared with September.

Zumper’s analysis tracked vacant and available apartments, so it’s a pretty good measure of where the Boston market stands as it enters November.

In general, it stands as of the most expensive in the nation for renting, a reality that has held for several years now despite ongoing private development of historic proportions and active governmental support.

The median two-bedroom rent in October was $2,700, unchanged from the month before but up 3.4 percent from the same month last year. Check out the Zumper chart below for how Boston compares with other major U.S. cities. What’re you seeing out there?