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Boston fourth most expensive U.S. city for renting a one-bedroom: Report

For two-bedrooms, it’s the fifth most expensive

Tall, narrow apartment buildings side by side. Tupungato/Shutterstock

As Boston heads into its busiest moving season—late August through early September—rents in the city render it among the five most expensive nationwide for either one- or two-bedroom apartments.

That is according to a report from real estate listings site Zumper. The report tracked vacant and available apartments as of July 31.

Boston’s median one-bedroom rent was $2,340 a month, up 6.4 percent from a year earlier and barely unchanged from four weeks before. The sum placed Boston fourth among U.S. cities for a one-bedroom.

The city was the fifth most expensive for a two-bedroom, with a median of $2,750, up 3.8 percent from last year and unchanged from the month before. See the chart below for a deeper comparative dive.

If you’re wondering where to start in the Thunderdome that is the Boston rental market, try these neighborhoods first. And here’s an explainer re: just why Boston’s rents are so high.