A running list of the cost to rent an apartment in eastern Massachusetts

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Malden saw the biggest year-over-year increase in rent, according to a report the Zumper real estate search site released Wednesday — with the median cost of a one-bedroom jumping 14.1 percent in February to $1,860.

Framingham logged the second-biggest increase (13.9 percent), and Everett the third (13 percent). Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline were ranked the most expensive communities for renters. The least costly were Fall River and Worcester, in that order.

The median rent for a one-bedroom unit in Massachusetts was $1,859 in February.

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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