The unexpected cities catching up to NYC and San Francisco in rent prices

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Whether you find yourself settling down on the East Coast, West Coast or anywhere in between, there's one thing that's for certain -- the cost of living in the United States isn't cheap.

First up on that list of costly expenses? Rent.

SEE ALSO: What $1,500 rent gets you in America's biggest cities

Big name cities like New York and San Francisco are notoriously expensive for their steep (and seemingly never decreasing) rent prices.

According to Apartment List's October 2016 Rent Report, rent growth across the U.S. was flat month over month from August to September, the national median rent price for a 1-bedroom apartment being $1,120.

However, this is a 2.1 percent increase from what it was in September 2015.

Following that trend were 10 notable cities that have seen a high percentage increase in rent year over year, and are quickly moving on their way up to become hot-spot cities for high rent.

Think you can guess what they are? Take a look through the top 10 cities with increasing rent below:

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#10: Vancouver, Washington
Median 1BR price: $950
Median 2BR price: $1,100
Y/Y price change: 5.9 percent

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#9: Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Median 1BR price: $780    
Median 2BR price: $910
Y/Y price change: 6.2 percent

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#8: Anaheim, California  
Median 1BR price: $1,390    
Median 2BR price: $1,740
Y/Y price change: 6.3 percent

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#7: Mesa, Arizona  
Median 1BR price: $730    
Median 2BR price: $900
Y/Y price change: 6.4 percent

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#6: Manchester, New Hampshire   
Median 1BR price: $1,450    
Median 2BR price: $1,270
Y/Y price change: 6.9 percent

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#5: Seattle, Washington   
Median 1BR price: $1,730    
Median 2BR price: $2,300
Y/Y price change: 7.4 percent

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#4: Tacoma, Washington   
Median 1BR price: $1,060    
Median 2BR price: $1,200
Y/Y price change: 7.6 percent

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#3: Stockton, California   
Median 1BR price: $810    
Median 2BR price: $980
Y/Y price change: 7.7 percent

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#2: Reno, Nevada   
Median 1BR price: $700    
Median 2BR price: $900
Y/Y price change: 7.9 percent

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#1: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Median 1BR price: $800    
Median 2BR price: $980
Y/Y price change: 9.1 percent

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Three of the top 10 cities are located in Washington, nodding to an increased desire among Americans to live in the Pacific Northwest.

Also notable was the fact that a whopping 80 percent of these cities were located on the West Coast.

No matter which way you look at it, one thing is clear – increasing rent prices across the country is something we should probably get used to.

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#10: Portland, Oregon

Median list price: $428,600
Bubble index compared with 2001: +6%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -26%

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#9: Charleston, South Carolina 

Median list price: $322,300
Bubble index compared with 2001: +7%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -20%

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#8: Buffalo, New York

Median list price: $159,900
Bubble index compared with 2001: +7%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -1%

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#7: Fresno, California

Median list price: $272,100
Bubble index compared with 2001: +9%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -31%

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#6: Los Angeles, California

Median list price: $690,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +10%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -35%

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#5: Dallas, Texas

Median list price: $335,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +13%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -2%

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#4: Salt Lake City, Utah

Median list price: $347,200
Bubble index compared with 2001: +14%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -20%

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#3: Austin, Texas

Median list price: $400,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +17%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -1%

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#2: San Francisco, California 

Median list price: $855,000
Bubble index compared with 2001: +19%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -26%

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#1: San Jose, California 

Median list price: $981,500
Bubble index compared with 2001: +19%
Bubble index compared with market peak: -18%

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