Rent Is On The Rise, With Manhattan Paying The Most


While there are plenty of folks out there who can’t afford to buy their own home, renting isn’t exactly an affordable option either. In fact, a new report finds the average rent rose 2.9% since January of this year, up to $1,465 a month. 

Of course, rent is certainly higher in some parts of the country than in others, with folks in New York, Manhattan to be specific, spending the most among residents of large cities, about $4,190 a month, followed by San Francisco, where renters shell out $3,697 a month.

Top Five Highest Rents in the U.S.

  1. Manhattan, NY ($4,190)
  2. San Francisco, CA ($3,697)
  3. Boston, MA ($3,509)
  4. Brooklyn, NY ($2,881)
  5. San Jose, CA ($2,789)

Source: Rent Cafe