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Boston is the most popular city in Massachusetts and it’s also the fourth most expensive city to live in in the country. According to Zumper’s National Rent Report, the median cost of a one-bedroom apartment in Boston is $2,600 a month, while the median price of a two-bedroom apartment is $3,000. “The U.S. Consumer Price Index is at its highest since November 1981, while wages lag far behind. As CPG companies and property owners make clear their intention to continue raising prices, home-buying demand is decreasing, even as our country faces an ongoing housing shortage,” Zumper said. “Thanks to rapidly increasing interest rates (and more rate hikes predicted), many would-be buyers are opting out of the market, creating additional demand for rentals.” It’s not too hard to guess the country’s highest city to rent in: NYC with the cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment averaging at $3,780. Let’s take a look at the top 13 places to rent in the United States.

  • #10 Santa Ana, Calif. costs $2,070 per month for a 1-bedroom

    Named the county seat in 1889, Santa Ana is also known as the financial and governmental center of Orange County.

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  • #9. Oakland, Calif. costs $2,200 per month for a 1-bedroom

    Known as “San Francisco’s Brooklyn,” Oakland is known for its scenic views and growing food and wine scene.

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  • 8. Los Angeles, Calif. costs $2,400 per month for a 1-bedroom

    It’s the second most populated city in the US and one of the most diverse

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  • 7. Washington, DC. costs $2,410 per month for a 1-bedroom

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  • 6. San Diego, Calif. costs $2,430 per month for a 1-bedroom

    Once you move to San Diego, you’ll never leave. At least that’s what my friend told me. They legit have the best climate in the US. 80 and sunny almost every day.

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  • 5. Miami, FL costs $2,500 per month for a 1-bedroom

    I actually expected this to be higher. Miami is of course known for its pristine beaches, non-stop nightlife, and fantastic warm weather.

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  • 4. Boston, MA costs $2,600 per month for a 1-bedroom

    Oh Boston, this is so sad. Yes we are rich in history here but is that worthy of a $2600 apartment?

  • 3. San Jose, Calif. costs $2,710 per month for a 1-bedroom

    I guess this makes sense since they have more millionaires per capita than other U.S. cities

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    San Jose, officially San José (; Spanish: ; Spanish for ' Saint Joseph'), is a major city in the U.S. state of California that is the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley and largest city in Northern California by both population and area.

  • 2. San Francisco costs $3,100 per month for a 1-bedroom

    The 13th largest city in the US is famous for Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets, Alcatraz, and – you got it, dude! – Full House

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  • 1. New York costs $3,780 per month for a 1-bedroom

    I mean you kinda expected this. New York City. Known for Broadway, Times Square, Fifth Avenue…do we need to continue?

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