Zumper, an apartment search site, has compared both world and national rent rates for one bedroom apartments.

In March 2019, Zumper found the top ten rental rates around the world for a one-bedroom apartment to be…

  1. San Francisco $3,691/month
  2.  New York City $2,870/month
  3. Hong Kong $2,350/month
  4. London $1,967/month
  5. Singapore $1,852/month
  6. Dubai $1,711/month
  7. Tokyo $1,545/month
  8. Paris $1,313/month
  9. Cape Town $773/month
  10. Montevideo $511/month

In May 2018, Zumper found the top 25 US rental rates, +1.4% y/y compared with May 2017, for a one-bedroom apartment to be…

  1. San Francisco
  2. New York City
  3. San Jose $2,500/month
  4. Boston $2,300/month
  5. 4A. Los Angeles  $2,300/month
  6. Washington DC $2,200/month
  7. Oakland $2,100/month
  8. Seattle $1,960/month
  9. San Diego $1,800/month
  10. Miami
  11. Anaheim $1,720/month
  12. Honolulu
  13. Santa Ana
  14. Fort Lauderdale
  15. Long Beach $1,570/month
  16. Chicago
  17. Philadelphia
  18. 17A. Providence
  19. Denver
  20. 19A Portland
  21. Minneapolis
  22. Atlanta
  23. Baltimore
  24. New Orleans
  25. Nashville $1,360/month

Note that rental rates in Paris ($1,313/month) were less than in Nashville ($1,360); Tokyo ($1,545) rental rates were less than rental rates in Long Beach ($1,570); Dubai rental rates ($1,711) were less than rental rates in Anaheim ($1,720).

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Thank you to Caroline Basile writing for Housing Wire for source data.