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August Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2022 Boston Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the August 2022 key findings and figures for the Boston rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Boston and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Boston average rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Boston Rent Prices Increase From July to August

Boston rent prices increased over the last month. From July to August, the city experienced a 2.73% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Boston one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,711.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from July to August, Boston experienced a 4.1% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Boston two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $3,452.0.

August Prices: Boston vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Boston and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Boston over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 3 of the Boston suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 4 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Lowell, MA, Medford, MA, Woburn, MA .

  • Rent decreased in Cambridge, MA, Allston, MA, Malden, MA, Quincy, MA.

  • 7 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Boston.

August 2022 Pricing Trends: Boston vs. National Comparisons

Boston Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Boston over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Boston average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Boston one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of Rentable's August 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Boston and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Boston and suburbs

1 BR August 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR August 2 BR M/M % Change
Boston, MA $2,639.0 0.34% $3,316.0 -1.75%
Cambridge, MA $2,594.0 -0.23% $3,479.0 0.09%
Allston, MA $1,980.0 -4.35% $2,583.0 1.77%
Malden, MA $2,275.0 -5.17% $3,337.0 0.48%
Lowell, MA $1,716.0 1.42% $1,677.0 -0.24%
Quincy, MA $2,150.0 -0.88% $2,680.0 1.06%
Medford, MA $2,565.0 9.90% $3,905.0 7.02%
Woburn, MA $2,451.0 2.72% $2,900.0 1.54%


Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.