A running list of the cost to rent in nearly 2 dozen Mass. cities (July edition)

Historic homes in Salem. Rental prices have skyrocketed in the city, according to a report released June 30 Adobe Stock

Only four Eastern Massachusetts cities saw year-over-year increases in the median rent, with Salem leading the way, according to a report the Zumper real estate site released June 30.

Salem experienced a surge in the median cost for a one-bedroom unit (24.8 percent), followed by Lawrence (15 percent), Lowell (7.4 percent), and Framingham (5.7 percent). Everett saw the biggest decline (-17.3 percent) from June 2020 to June 2021, followed by Waltham (-10.3 percent) and Brookline (-10 percent).

The median rent for a one-bedroom unit in Massachusetts was $1,827 in June.

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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