Apartment rent, it would seem, just keeps going up. According to a new report on the monthly state of renting nationwide, rates are up nearly 5 percent across the country.
Nationally, a one bedroom goes for about $1,233 — an increase of 4.9 percent compared to the previous month, according to Zumper. Two-bedroom units remained flat at $1,392. As usual, San Francisco, New York, San Jose, Washington, D.C., and Boston have the most expensive rentals.
It may be small comfort, but in Philadelphia, a one-bedroom apartment crept up less than 1 percent to $1,410. Two-bedrooms in Philly were flat, too, steady at $1,600.
At least you're not renting in Long Beach, Calif., New Orleans and Nashville, which had three of the biggest month-over-month rent increases in the country (at 5.1 percent, 5.3 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively).