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

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Cambridge had the highest rents in June: $2,520 for a one-bedroom unit. community photos by Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Cambridge is the most expensive Eastern Massachusetts city for renters, according to a new report, with Boston coming in second and Brookline third.

The least expensive rents can be found in Fall River and Brockton, but Fall River saw the largest increase from June 2018 to June 2019 — 12.6 percent, according to the Zumper real estate site. Framingham saw the second-highest rent increase (8.1 percent). The median rent for a one-bedroom unit in Greater Boston was $1,864 in June.

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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