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Average Rent in Boston, MA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Boston Studio - $3,197-4%
Boston 1 Bed - $3,939-4%
Boston 2 Beds - $5,267+6%
Last updated 6/24/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

30%

Associate's

12%

Bachelor's

29%

Master's

22%

Doctorate

7%

Family Size

2 people

68%

3 people

19%

4 people

8%

5 people

4%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

15%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

10%

200k+

28%

Age

0-10

6%

10-20

14%

20-45

45%

45-65

22%

65+

13%

Affordability

Last updated 6/24/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Downtown, Boston, MA

In Boston, MA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $3,197 to $5,267. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown, Boston, MA is $3,197. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $3,939. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $5,267.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-4%

Changed from $3,330 to $3,197
1 Bed

-4%

Changed from $4,103 to $3,939
2 Beds

+6%

Changed from $4,969 to $5,267
Last updated 6/24/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Downtown, Boston, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Downtown, Boston, MA housing is 119.5% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 37.5% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 5.1% more in Downtown, Boston, MA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 15.2% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown, Boston, MACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
0.5%
119.5%
Utilities
0.3%
37.5%
Food
0%
5.1%
Transportation
0.1%
16.9%
Healthcare
0%
15.2%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$3,197-4%
Chestnut Hill$3,090-26%
Cambridge$3,0690%
Brighton$2,971+56%
Jamaica Plain$2,971+15%
Brookline$2,788+13%
Allston$2,350+9%
Dorchester$2,288--
Quincy$2,209-7%
Roxbury$1,9000%
Worcester$1,611+1%
Haverhill$1,599-32%
Lowell$1,350-5%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Charlestown$4,708-13%
Boston$3,939-4%
Roxbury$3,750+26%
Cambridge$3,671+4%
Chestnut Hill$3,380-10%
Jamaica Plain$3,279+8%
Brighton$3,262+30%
Dorchester$3,166--
South Boston$2,937+1%
Brookline$2,886+7%
Quincy$2,740+2%
Allston$2,675-15%
Haverhill$2,292+9%
Lowell$2,009+6%
Worcester$1,812+15%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$5,267+6%
Allston$4,925+16%
Cambridge$4,772+1%
Brighton$4,638+72%
Chestnut Hill$4,460-7%
Brookline$4,032+10%
Roxbury$3,966+7%
Jamaica Plain$3,962+13%
Dorchester$3,464--
South Boston$3,447-2%
Quincy$3,417+8%
Haverhill$2,713+6%
Lowell$2,324-1%
Worcester$2,174+12%

Compare Neighborhoods

Brook Farm

$1,950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Downtown Watertown

$2,100

1 Bed Avg. Rent

St. Marks

$2,150

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Boston, MA?

For renters in Boston seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Brook Farm, Downtown Watertown, and St. Marks, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,950, $2,100, and $2,150 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Hyde Square and Commonwealth, where the rents are $2,200 and $2,300, a favorable comparison to Boston's overall 1-bedroom average of $3,939.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston, MA?

In Boston, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are D Street - West Broadway, Harrison Lenox, and Shawmut. A 1-bedroom apartment in D Street - West Broadway averages at $4,226, in Harrison Lenox it averages $4,205, and in Shawmut, the average is $4,177. For additional high-end living options, Fort Point offers 1-bedroom apartments at $4,177, and Seaport District at $4,156. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $3,939 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Boston, MA?

In Boston, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Kenmore, Fenway, and Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood. In Kenmore, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,325. Fenway sees average rents of $3,075 for a 1-bedroom unit. Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $3,075. For those seeking other popular areas, West Fens presents 1-bedroom apartments at $3,000, and Back Bay West at $2,700. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $3,939 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fort Point$3,585+3%
Downtown$3,437+52%
Central$3,3660%
Prudential - St. Botolph$3,3520%
Columbia Point$3,337+9%
D Street - West Broadway$3,319-4%
South End$3,205-1%
Kenmore$3,177+11%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,141-6%
Shawmut$3,122-5%
Seaport District$3,075-10%
St. Elizabeth's$2,971+49%
North Allston$2,850--
City Point$2,850--
North End$2,730--
Harrison Lenox$2,5500%
Watertown West End$2,548+5%
West Fens$2,500+34%
Fenway$2,350-30%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$2,350-30%
Back Bay$2,300-30%
Oak Square$2,300+31%
Back Bay West$2,300-4%
East Watertown$2,250+34%
Downtown Watertown$2,000+8%
Commonwealth$1,600-56%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
D Street - West Broadway$4,226+3%
Harrison Lenox$4,205+15%
Shawmut$4,177+6%
Fort Point$4,177-1%
Seaport District$4,156+1%
Central$4,055-2%
Downtown$4,052-3%
South End$3,997+7%
Back Bay East$3,900-11%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,877-5%
Columbia Point$3,823+4%
Back Bay$3,735-1%
Prudential - St. Botolph$3,735-3%
St. Elizabeth's$3,578-1%
Sudbury$3,360+19%
Columbus$3,200-7%
South Braintree$3,185+3%
North End$3,075+4%
Fenway$3,075-31%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$3,075-31%
Waterfront$3,075+3%
West Fens$3,000-24%
Telegraph Hill$2,937+1%
Oak Square$2,897+18%
Watertown West End$2,730+2%
Back Bay West$2,700+23%
Weymouth Landing$2,684+10%
City Point$2,600--
Beacon Hill$2,4900%
North Braintree$2,450+4%
Jeffries Point$2,425--
East Watertown$2,400+23%
Ashmont$2,400--
Kenmore$2,325-49%
Commonwealth$2,300-50%
North Allston$2,300+6%
Fort Hill$2,300--
Highland Park$2,300--
Hyde Square$2,200--
St. Marks$2,150--
Downtown Watertown$2,100+20%
Brook Farm$1,950--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Seaport District$5,938-7%
Fort Point$5,925+13%
Shawmut$5,769+9%
Harrison Lenox$5,522+30%
Central$5,383+9%
Downtown$5,382+4%
D Street - West Broadway$5,352-2%
South End$5,249+13%
Back Bay$5,200+2%
Prudential - St. Botolph$5,200+2%
Fenway - Kenmore$5,171+2%
Kenmore$4,850-14%
Columbia Point$4,725+7%
St. Elizabeth's$4,705+11%
West Fens$4,600+167%
Sudbury$4,590+14%
Fenway$4,100-26%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$4,100-26%
City Point$4,100--
Waterfront$4,000+5%
Columbus$4,000--
South Braintree$3,892+5%
Jeffries Point$3,750--
Watertown West End$3,612+5%
Oak Square$3,500+30%
Back Bay West$3,500-22%
Telegraph Hill$3,447-2%
Weymouth Landing$3,4110%
Eagle Hill$3,400--
North End$3,300-23%
North Allston$3,200+106%
Forest Hills - Woodbourne$3,200--
Fort Hill$3,200--
Highland Park$3,200--
North Braintree$3,200+3%
Commonwealth$2,900-54%
Ashmont$2,800--
East Watertown$2,700-16%
Egleston Square$2,600--
Hyde Square$2,600--
St. Marks$2,500--
Meeting House Hill$2,500--
Downtown Watertown$2,400+19%
Brook Farm$2,350--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

32%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

8%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9898

Walk Score®

Percentage: 8181

Bike Score®

Percentage: 100100

Transit Score®

Area Amenities

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Boston is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 99% more coffee shops than average
  3. 27% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Downtown Boston.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 98% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 16% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ride on! Downtown Boston has a dizzying number of amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 98% more amusement parks than average
  3. 9% fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 98% more restaurants than average
  3. 10% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Downtown Boston.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 97% more parks than average
  3. 57% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No need for a tantrum - childcare options abound in Downtown Boston.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 97% more daycares than average
  3. 44% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 98% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Downtown Boston.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 98% more gyms than average
  3. 27% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 98% more theaters than average
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Boston has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 6% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Downtown Boston gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 95% more shops than average
  3. Far fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Downtown Boston doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 86% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Boston gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. Far fewer hospitals than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in Downtown Boston

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Boston, MA 0.2 miles$3,939$5,267
East Boston, MA 1.6 miles------
South Boston, MA 1.6 miles$2,937$3,447
Mission Hill, MA 2.5 miles------
Charlestown, MA 1.5 miles$4,708$7,745
Allston, MA 3.5 miles$2,675$4,925
Roxbury, MA 2.9 miles$3,750$3,966
Harvard Square, MA 3.5 miles------
Uphams Corner, MA 2.7 miles------
Brighton, MA 5 miles$3,262$4,638

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown$4,052$5,382
Central 0.2 miles$4,055$5,383
Fenway - Kenmore 1.7 miles$3,877$5,171
North End 0.6 miles$3,075$3,300
Beacon Hill 0.5 miles$2,490---
South End 1.4 miles$3,997$5,249
Back Bay 1.2 miles$3,735$5,200
D Street - West Broadway 1.3 miles$4,226$5,352
Shawmut 1.1 miles$4,177$5,769
Seaport District 1.2 miles$4,156$5,938