The best and worst cities for renters in the United States

The Best and Worst Cities for Renters
The Best and Worst Cities for Renters



Thinking about making a move? First, know where you'll get the best deal on an apartment.

Forbes ranked the best and worst cities for renters based on the average rent in each city and vacancy rates among other data.

And first, the good news: If you're looking for a deal, consider moving to the Midwest.

Cities with the cheapest rent prices:

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Indianapolis tops the list with an average monthly rent of 756 dollars, which is only 16 percent of the median household income in that city. Rounding out the top 10 are: Kansas City, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Columbus, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Phoenix, Jacksonville, and Cleveland.

On the flip side, San Francisco is the worst city for renters with an average monthly rent of 2,800!

Cities with the most expensive rent prices:

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The number 2 and 3 spots on the list are neighboring cities, Oakland and San Jose, which is creating a housing crisis in the Bay Area. The rest of the list includes Manhattan, Los Angeles, San Diego, Northern NJ, Boston, Orange County, and Palm Beach.

Looks like we all have a choice to make: cheap rent ... or coastal living?

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