Rents in Boston certainly vary by which neighborhood you’re looking at. Jumpshell is all about helping you get the best information possible about apartments, short term rentals and sublets in Boston, so we’ve put together a review of the average rent in Boston both by neighborhood and by apartment size.
Note: all rent figures for average rent in Boston were collected from information publicly available on RentMetrics.
Below, in addition a to the average rent in Boston by month, we’ve included costpersquarefoot so you can see which apartment size gets you the most bang for your buck. Let us know if you have any questions! Check the scoop for Back Bay below:
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Allston/Brighton
Average Rent: $2,359 (or $2.42 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,311 (or $3.44 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $1,499 (or $2.59 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $1,957 (or $2.20 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $2,578 (or $2.24 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $3,175 (or $1.86 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $3,637 (or $2.21 per sq. ft.)
Back Bay
Average Rent: $3,607 (or $3.54 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,647 (or $4.21 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,507 (or $4.11 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,609 (or $3.69 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $4,431 (or $3.42 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $4,639 (or $3.47 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
Bay Village
Average Rent: $3,888 (or $3.32 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,952 (or $4.15 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,721 (or $4.07 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,351 (or $3.70 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $4,547 (or $3.39 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $4,711 (or $2.97 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $6,049 (or $1.62 per sq. ft.)
Beacon Hill
Average Rent: $3,535 (or $3.24 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,931 (or $4.28 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,744 (or $3.86 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,607 (or $3.54 per sq. ft.)*

3 Bedroom: $3,994 (or $3.18 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $3,850 (or $2.39 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $5,087 (or $2.16 per sq. ft.)
*We’ve gotten a report that the price we listed for 2 bedroom apartments in Beacon Hill might be a high. Comment below or send an email to raleigh@jumpshell.com if you’d like to submit what you’re paying for rent so we can factor it into the numbers. Thanks!
Brookline
Average Rent: $2,792 (or $2.61 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,441 (or $3.59 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $1,803 (or $2.70 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $2,478 (or $2.56 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $3,075 (or $2.17 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $3,416 (or $2.38 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $4,542 (or $2.26 per sq. ft.)
Charlestown
Average Rent: $2,804 (or $2.91 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,908 (or $3.76 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,514 (or $3.25 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,068 (or $2.94 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $3,759 (or $2.83 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
Chinatown/Leather District
Average Rent: $3,821 (or $3.22 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,929 (or $4.00 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,729 (or $3.97 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,644 (or $3.52 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $4,644 (or $3.46 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
Dorchester
Average Rent: $1,524 (or $1.34 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $814

1 Bedroom: $1,281 (or $2.54 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $1,453 (or $1.45 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $1,660 (or $1.25 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $1,860 (or $1.46 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $2,081 (or $1.31 per sq. ft.)
Downtown/Financial District
Average Rent: $3,612 (or $2.83 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,951 (or $3.89 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,720 (or $3.73 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,351 (or $3.35 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $3,832 (or $2.91 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
East Boston*
Average Rent: $2,278 (or $2.23 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,721 (or $3.61 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $1,956 (or $2.79 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $2,416 (or $2.38 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $2,878 (or $1.90 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
*We’ve gotten some reports that the numbers for East Boston might be high. Comment below or send an email to raleigh@jumpshell.com if you’d like to submit what you’re paying for rent so we can factor it into the numbers. Thanks!
Fenway/Kenmore
Average Rent: $2,993 (or $3.05 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,513 (or $4.04 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,001 (or $3.30 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $2,838 (or $3.02 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $3,363 (or $2.68 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $3,800 (or $2.79 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $4,448 (or $2.46 per sq. ft.)
Hyde Park
Average Rent: $1,597 (or $1.59 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $950

1 Bedroom: $1,380 (or $2.01 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $1,591 (or $1.76 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $2,025 (or $2.06 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
Jamaica Plain
Average Rent: $2,214 (or $1.69 per sq. ft.)

Studio: Not enough information

1 Bedroom: $1,846 (or $2.02 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $2,047 (or $2.12 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $2,279 (or $1.84 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $2,781 (or $1.81 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $3,757 (or $1.45 per sq. ft.)
Mattapan
Average Rent: $1,403 (or $1.23 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $975

1 Bedroom: $1,042

2 Bedroom: $1,362 (or $1.27 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $1,556 (or $1.27 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $1,733 (or $1.34 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
Mission Hill
Average Rent: $2,695 (or $2.47 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,451 (or $3.55 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $1,739 (or $2.57 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $2,371 (or $2.45 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $2,875 (or $2.22 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $3,249 (or $1.99 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $4,490 (or $2.06 per sq. ft.)
North End*
Average Rent: $3,532 (or $2.71 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,967 (or $3.99 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,545 (or $3.48 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,178 (or $3.18 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $3,625 (or $2.72 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: $6,400 (or $1.62 per sq. ft.)
*We’ve gotten some reports that the numbers for the North End might be high. Comment below or send an email to raleigh@jumpshell.com if you’d like to submit what you’re paying for rent so we can factor it into the numbers. Thanks!
Roslindale
Average Rent: $1,685 (or $1.58 per sq. ft.)

Studio: Not enough information

1 Bedroom: $1,275 (or $1.94 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $1,540 (or $1.50 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $1,974 (or $1.58 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $2,027 (or $1.78 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $2,733
Roxbury
Average Rent: $1,764 (or $1.53 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $671 (or $1.76 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $1,200 (or $1.59 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $1,819 (or $1.72 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $1,996 (or $1.37 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $2,079 (or $1.39 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $2,820 (or $1.36 per sq. ft.)
South Boston
Average Rent: $2,928 (or $2.58 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,889 (or $2.98 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,053 (or $2.80 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $2,685 (or $2.64 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $3,054 (or $2.37 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $3,974 (or $2.49 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
South End
Average Rent: $3,243 (or $3.32 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,711 (or $4.30 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,340 (or $3.72 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,378 (or $3.52 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $4,305 (or $3.28 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $3,739 (or $2.43 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: $3,989 (or $2.64 per sq. ft.)
Watertown
Average Rent: $2,302 (or $1.79 per sq. ft.)

Studio: Not enough information

1 Bedroom: $1,503 (or $2.09 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $1,911 (or $1.82 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $2,866 (or $1.79 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: $2,930 (or $1.44 per sq. ft.)

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
West End
Average Rent: $3,362 (or $3.01 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $2,002 (or $4.17 per sq. ft.)

1 Bedroom: $2,506 (or $3.48 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $3,287 (or $3.22 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: $3,890 (or $3.03 per sq. ft.)

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: $5,087 (or $2.16 per sq. ft.)
West Roxbury
Average Rent: $1,476 (or $1.31 per sq. ft.)

Studio: $1,388

1 Bedroom: $1,431 (or $2.51 per sq. ft.)

2 Bedroom: $1,940 (or $1.58 per sq. ft.)

3 Bedroom: Not enough information

4 Bedroom: Not enough information

5 Bedroom: Not enough information
So that’s our review of the average rent in Boston by neighborhood. We’d love your feedback on this to see if it’s in line with what you’re paying. Also, check out our estimate of the cost of living in Boston.