A running list of the cost to rent in two dozen Mass. cities (March 4)

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Cambridge remains the pricest city for renters in the Commonwealth despite a 19.8 percent year-over-year drop in prices. David L. Ryan/Globe staff

For the second month in a row, the median rental price for a one-bedroom apartment in Everett fell sharply, dropping 29.2 percent from February 2020 to February 2021, according to a report the Zumper real estate site released Monday.

Other communities also saw a big year-over-year drop: Waltham (-20.9 percent), Cambridge (-19.8), Brookline (-16.8), Revere (-14.5), and Boston (-18). Despite the decreases, Cambridge, Brookline, and Boston, in that order, were the most expensive communities for renters last month, according to the report. Lynn had the biggest jump in rent (12.9 percent).

The least expensive communities for renters were Brockton, Worcester, and Haverhill, in that order.


The median rent for a one-bedroom unit in Massachusetts was $1,716 in February.

Here’s how several communities stacked up for the cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment and the percentage change month over month and year over year:

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