Special Report

Most Expensive Cities to Rent a Home

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15. Boulder, CO
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,582
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 33.7% — 19th highest of 384 metros
> Rental occupied housing units: 36.4% — 112th highest of 384 metros
> Median home value: $539,100 — 14th highest of 384 metros

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14. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,589
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 28.8% — 163rd lowest of 384 metros (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 39.8% — 63rd highest of 384 metros
> Median home value: $471,900 — 15th highest of 384 metros

13. Salinas, CA
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,600
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 32.5% — 41st highest of 384 metros (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 48.2% — 7th highest of 384 metros
> Median home value: $559,400 — 13th highest of 384 metros

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12. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,624
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 33.6% — 20th highest of 384 metros (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 51.3% — the highest of 384 metros
> Median home value: $641,300 — 7th highest of 384 metros

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11. Vallejo, CA
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,684
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 31.6% — 68th highest of 384 metros (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 37.9% — 80th highest of 384 metros
> Median home value: $437,900 — 18th highest of 384 metros

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