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Chicago is the ninth most expensive rental market in the U.S., according to a new study

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

Cutting a rent check at the end of the month is one of the toughest and most necessary obligations for many city dwellers. A new study from the folks at apartment-finding app ABODO confirms what we already know: Chicago is an downright expensive city. In a 2017 survey of median rent prices for one-bedroom apartments, Chicago weighs in at No. 9 with a price tag of $1,789. Looking for a two-bedroom pad? The median rent price in Chicago is $2,246.

As you might expect, one-bedroom rentals in San Francisco ($3,284), New York ($2,823) and Los Angeles ($2,075) have us beat. Incredibly comparable to Chicago rentals is Seattle, with the median single bedroom going for $1,754. If high rent rates have you looking outside of state lines, consider Detroit ($525), Indianapolis ($695) or Milwaukee ($824). 

Hey, no one said it would be cheap to live in the greatest city on the planet. Now, if you'll excuse us, we'll be over here eating ramen and peanut butter sandwiches.

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