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Report: The median cost of a one-bedroom rental in Boston is down 12.6 percent

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Boston's rental price decrease reflects the trend of price drops in expensive rental markets across the nation. Adobe Stock

The price of a one-bedroom apartment in Boston is down 12.6 percent since this time last year, according to a report the Zumper real estate site released Thursday.

The decrease reflects the trend of price drops in expensive rental markets across the nation. Nationwide, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment dropped 0.5 percent month over month in September to $1,225, while the two-bedroom price decreased 0.4 percent to $1,483. The median rent for one- and two-bedroom homes in Boston was $2,210 and $2,680, respectively, according to the report.

Providence, however, saw its median rent for a one bedroom climb 5.2 percent month over month, making it the 12th most expensive rental market in the nation.

Thirteen cities out of the 100 in the report had record-breaking yearly decreases in the median cost of a one-bedroom apartment in September since Zumber started tracking them in 2015:

  • San Francisco (-20.7 percent)
  • Oakland (-19.2)
  • New York City (-15)
  • Seattle (-14.9)
  • Washington, D.C. (-14.8)
  • San Jose (-13.5)
  • Los Angeles (-13.0)
  • Boston (-12.6)
  • Denver (-12.5)
  • Irving, Texas (-10.7)
  • Wichita (-10.4)
  • Corpus Christi, Texas (-8.9)
  • Plano, Texas (-8.4)

Here the top 25 most expensive US rental markets in September:

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