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A running list of the most affordable and most expensive cities for renters in Eastern Mass.

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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 March. It was $2,400 in Boston. Carolyn Bick

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

The least expensive rents can be found in Fall River, Lawrence, and Brockton, in that order, but Fall River saw the largest year-over-year increase — up 15.1 percent, according to the Zumper real estate site. Framingham was the second-fastest growing, and Worcester was third.

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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