(Closed) Average Rent in HCOL

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What is your rent and location? Please read thread first.
    Under $1500 East Coast : (17 votes)
    38 %
    $1500-$2500 East Coast : (10 votes)
    22 %
    $2500-$3500 East Coast : (3 votes)
    7 %
    $3500-$4500 East Coast : (1 votes)
    2 %
    $4500+ East Coast : (0 votes)
    Under $1500 West Coast : (6 votes)
    13 %
    $1500-$2500 West Coast : (4 votes)
    9 %
    $2500-$3500 West Coast : (0 votes)
    $3500-$4500 West Coast : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We pay $1700 a month for a small 1 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY.  No pets allowed.  We are close to the subway, and we each have about a 30 minute commute to work, door to door.

    Post # 5
    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We live in a suburb of LA that has a mid/high COL.  We are in a 1 bedroom apt for $1250 (and only because we got a deal on rent when we signed our initial lease).  It’s one bedroom, third floor walk-up, but we do have washer/dryer in the unit.  There are cheaper apartments around, but nothing as nice for the price.  Location also has a lot to do.  We lived about 15 miles farther east and had an apartment for $1100 that was 2 bedrooms w/washer-dryer.  However, the increase in rent more than made up for the gas/wear on the car we saved by moving closer.

    Post # 9
    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If we wanted a two bedroom, in our complex they run from about $1500-$1800 (there are two sizes)

    Post # 11
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We live in a one bedroom garden flat (basement apartment) in DC for 1200/mo plus electric (another few hundred in the winter). I can tell you that this is a STEAL for DC! We have one cat and don’t pay extra for her, but its in our lease that we’re liable for any damages she causes. We’re super close to the Metro.

    In terms of two bedroom DC rowhouses for rent…eesh. A lot of them are owned outright, but if you find one (in the city) I’m sure you’ll be looking at $3000 and up. 

    Post # 13
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re in Somerville, right outside of Boston. I have no idea what our sq footage is, but it’s 2 br, 1 bath, no dining room, decent sized kitchen.  We pay $1450. It’s in a great general location – 10 minute walk to the T, 10-20 minute walk to five different “squares” (areas that have tons of restaurants, bars, boutiques, grocery stores, farmer’s markets, etc.). However, our immediate location isn’t so great – we’re on a really busy, high-traffic road, across the street from a car wash and train tracks, and a block away from a fire station. So that brings the rent down.  Our landlord also hasn’t raised the rent since we moved in almost 6 years ago, so we pay less than market price.

    ETA: this does not include gas/electricity.

    Post # 15
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    $1800 outside of DC

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