It’s one thing to read that apartment rents are on the rise. But when you see the actual numbers? It’s shocking how much it can cost to live in a one-bedroom apartment in a major city today.
Zumper, a national home and apartment search site, recently released its September report on the cities with the most expensive one-bedroom median rents. Only one city from the Midwest made this list, Chicago.
The one-bedroom median apartment rent in the Chicago market stood at $1,920 in September. That’s pretty high. But if you want to spend even more each month, rent a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco. In September, the median one-bedroom rent in this city rose to $3,530. And in New York, the median one-bedroom rent was a whopping $3,160.
Other cities in Zumper’s top 10 are Boston, with a median one-bedroom rent in September of $2,270; San Jose, California, $2,220; and Washington DC, $2,110.