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Check out this map with average rents in Chicago by neighborhood, then decide if you're paying too much

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Are you paying too much rent?

Are you paying too much rent? Photograph: Erica Gannett

Think your rent is too damn high? Take a look at your neighborhood's median one- and two-bedroom rents on these maps, provided by real-estate site Zumper, and compare it to what you're shelling out. Or just marvel at what people are paying on the Near North Side ($2,020 for a one-bedroom? What?).


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To the surprise of no one, rents are lower the farther away you are from that pricey epicenter. On the North Side, Irving Park ($900 for a one-bedroom) is still a relative bargain, while on the South Side, Bridgeport ($770 for a one-bedroom) and McKinley Park ($660 for a one-bedroom) are shockingly cheap. But look at Logan Square: At $1,225 for a one-bedroom, it's no longer a cheap, bohemian neighborhood. Can the stroller-pushers be far behind?


Scroll down to see how other neighborhoods stack up on the maps.











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2 comments
Gene K
Gene K

Looks like anybody too far north or west isn't toney enough to be included. I pay $1280 at Albion and Sheridan for a 2 bed, 1 bath.

David S
David S

Where's Austin? Where's Rogers Park? 

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