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The skyline of Boston, Massachusetts, near the New England Aquarium, on June 7, 2016. (Photo by Carolyn Bick)
The state median rent for a one-bedroom was $1,826 in May Carolyn Bick

Cambridge now has to share its reign with Boston as the most expensive Eastern Massachusetts city for renters, according to a new report, with Brookline and Somerville not far behind.

The least expensive rents can be found in Fall River, Brockton, and Lawrence, in that order, but Fall River saw the largest increase from May 2018 to May 2019 — 10.3 percent, according to the Zumper real estate site. Boston was the second-fastest growing, and Framingham was third. The median rent in Greater Boston was $1,826 in May.

Here’s how 16 cities stacked up for the cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment and the percentage change year over year:

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