Cost of Boston one-bedroom apartment rentals rises 27% year over year – CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) — We now know how many people have left city life during the pandemic. New census figures show Boston and surrounding communities have lost more than three percent of their population during the 15 months of COVID lockdowns and restrictions.

This means that nearly 30,000 people have moved.

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These figures were recorded in July. Since then, most COVID restrictions have been lifted and people have started to return to Suffolk County, driving up rental prices.

According to Zumper, the average rent cost for a one-bedroom apartment in Boston is $2,660, up 27% year over year.

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Boston rent is the third most expensive in the country after New York and San Francisco.

“We are no longer a small town like we once were. We are growing as a city and we need to look at how we are going to accommodate people who want to live here,” said property expert Joshua Stephens.

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According to Stephens, until Boston builds more housing, many young professionals will be forced to think about moving to other communities or finding a roommate.

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