SF's Rent Just Got Even More Ridiculous
Median price for a 1-bedroom unit reaches $3,620 per month
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2015 12:07 PM CDT
In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, photo, Bruce Bennett folds a blanket in a room that he makes available to rent in his home in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – You think rent prices are bad in your area? You really shouldn't complain, unless you live in San Francisco. There, a one-bedroom apartment rents for a median price of $3,620 per month—up 13% since last year and $90 since last month—making San Francisco the most US expensive city for renters, according to rental website Zumper, per Curbed. (New York comes in second at $3,230, but things really drop off with No. 3 Boston's $2,300.) Need a two-bedroom in San Fran? You'll spend around $5,000, 19% more than you would've paid last year, and just a couple grand short of the average down payment on a house, per MarketWatch. (One woman chose to live in a spider-filled van to avoid paying rent.)

 

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