A running list of the cost to rent in Eastern Mass. (July 7)

This Plymouth County city saw the second-biggest year-over-year increase in rent, but is still one of the least expensive places to rent in Eastern Massachusetts. Answer: Brockton Lane Turner/Globe staff/File 2017

Lawrence saw the biggest year-over-year increase in rent again this month, according to a report the Zumper real estate search site released Tuesday — with the median cost of a one-bedroom jumping 15 percent in June to $1,530.

Brockton logged the second-biggest increase (8.5 percent), with Quincy (6.3 percent) not far behind. Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline were ranked the most expensive communities for renters. The least costly were Haverhill, Brockton, and Worcester.

The median rent for a one-bedroom unit in Massachusetts was $1,857 in June.

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

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