Average Rent in Boston by Neighborhood

 

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 cost-per-square-foot 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:

Average Rent in Boston

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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.

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