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

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The precipitous drop in rental prices may have come to an end, according to a report the Zumper real estate site released Tuesday.

After communities experienced double-digit decreases in the median rent, only a handful saw month-over-month rent decreases in April: Quincy (down 2.1), Medford (down 1.6), Lawrence (down 1.2), Beverly (down 3.5), and Haverhill (down 2.9). Costs went up in Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville, among others.

Rents were still down significantly year over year nearly across the board, according to the report.

The least expensive communities for renters were Brockton, Worcester, and Haverhill, in that order. Cambridge, Brookline, and Boston were the most expensive.

The median rent for a one-bedroom unit in Massachusetts was $1,751 in March.

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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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