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A running list of the cost to rent in 22 Massachusetts cities (Oct. 6)

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A jogger runs along the Charles River past the Boston skyline on cold winter day in Cambridge.
A jogger runs along the Charles River past the Boston skyline on cold winter day in Cambridge. Brian Snyder/Reuters/File

Although Cambridge’s median rent plummeted 10.9 percent year over year, the city remained the most expensive community for renters in September, according to a report the online real estate site Zumper released Tuesday. Boston ranked second (down 8.4 percent), and Brookline, which saw a 2.1 percent decrease, was third.

Month over month, the following communities saw the biggest decrease: Brockton (5.4 percent), Lowell (5 percent), and Waltham and Medford (4.8 percent). The city that saw the biggest increase in rent month over month was Melrose (5.5 percent).

The median rent for a one-bedroom unit in Massachusetts was $1,819 in September.

(See what it costs to rent in every Boston neighborhood.)

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

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