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The Big City With the Highest Rent in Every State

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Kansas: Lawrence
> Median monthly rental cost: $952 (Kansas: $863)
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 29.4% (Kansas: 27.0%)
> Rental occupied housing units: 49.3% (Kansas: 33.8%)
> Median home value: $212,400 (Kansas: $157,600)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

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Kentucky: Lexington-Fayette
> Median monthly rental cost: $887 (Kentucky: $783)
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 27.8% (Kentucky: 27.1%)
> Rental occupied housing units: 40.2% (Kentucky: 32.4%)
> Median home value: $193,700 (Kentucky: $147,100)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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Louisiana: New Orleans-Metairie
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,017 (Louisiana: $876)
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 33.5% (Louisiana: 32.3%)
> Rental occupied housing units: 36.3% (Louisiana: 33.4%)
> Median home value: $205,500 (Louisiana: $168,100)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 9

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Maine: Portland-South Portland
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,115 (Maine: $873)
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 28.7% (Maine: 28.6%)
> Rental occupied housing units: 27.9% (Maine: 27.1%)
> Median home value: $273,100 (Maine: $198,000)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 3

Maryland: California-Lexington Park
> Median monthly rental cost: $1,436 (Maryland: $1,415)
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 26.5% (Maryland: 29.7%)
> Rental occupied housing units: 29.7% (Maryland: 32.9%)
> Median home value: $318,500 (Maryland: $325,400)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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