Report ranks Boston third in the U.S. for highest rent
Only New York City and San Francisco cost more. Where are the least expensive places to rent? Read more on Boston.com.
The median rents for one- and two-bedrooms homes in the United States are up 2.1 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively, according to a report the Zumper real estate site released Monday.
And Boston is among the priciest, ranking behind only San Francisco and New York. The cost to rent a one-bedroom unit here grew 0.4 percent to $2,510, pushing the city up one spot in the rankings. The price of a two-bedroom in Boston didn’t budge ($2,900).
Here are the top 10 priciest cities for renters, according to the report:
What are the least expensive cities for renters?
100. Akron, Ohio ($590)
99. Shreveport, La. ($610)
98. Lubbock, Texas ($630)
96. Wichita (tie, $640)
96. El Paso (tie, $640)
One other New England city made the top of the list: Providence, R.I., ranked 16th, with a median rent of $1,550.
The Zumper National Rent Report analyzes rental data from more than 1 million active listings across the United States. Data are aggregated monthly to calculate the median asking rents for the top 100 metro areas by population.
Subscribe to the Globe’s free real estate newsletter — our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design —at pages.email.bostonglobe.com/AddressSignUp. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @globehomes.
This discussion has ended. Please join elsewhere on Boston.com