Average Rent In Massachusetts For December 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2020-12-07
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What is the average rent in Massachusetts?

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Massachusetts for December 2020 is $2,500. With an averge apartment size of 1,045 sqft, the average price per square foot in Massachusetts is $2.391.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Massachusetts rent costs 51.5% more. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Massachusetts ranks.

Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:

Best Places To Live In Massachusetts

How Does Massachusetts Rent Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

StatisticMAUSA% Difference
Average Rent $2,500$1,650 51.5%
Average $/sqft $2.391$1.135 110.7%
M-o-M Change $0$0 nan%
Y-o-Y Change $0$5 -100.0%
M-o-M % Change 0.0%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 0.0%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Massachusetts


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Massachusetts increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Massachusetts clocking in at $1,850, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $3,800 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $2,500 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $950/room/month.

Read on to find out more or for more on Massachusetts check out:

Month Over Month Massachusetts Rent Statistics

M-o-M Increase
M-o-M Increase

Massachusetts has experienced a $0 change in rent over the past month going from $2,500 to $2,500. That change comes out to 0.0%.

For reference, the US national average rent changed $0 in the past month or 0.0%.

Here's a look at the month over month change for each month since 2010 for Massachusetts:

Year Over Year Massachusetts Rent Statistics

Y-o-Y Increase
Y-o-Y Increase

Over the past year, the average rent in Massachusetts changed $0 from $2,500 to $2,500. A change of $0 means that rents changed 0.0% in a year.

That compares to the US national change of $5 in the past year or 0.3%.

Here's a look at the year over year change by month since 2011 for Massachusetts:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA

Population: 110,893
Median Rent: $2,011
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Newton, MA

Population: 88,479
Median Rent: $1,894
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Watertown Town, MA
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Population: 34,553
Median Rent: $1,839
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Somerville, MA
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Population: 79,983
Median Rent: $1,817
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Medford, MA

Population: 57,700
Median Rent: $1,722
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Waltham, MA

Population: 62,832
Median Rent: $1,612
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Woburn, MA

Population: 39,500
Median Rent: $1,552
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Boston, MA

Population: 669,158
Median Rent: $1,546
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Malden, MA

Population: 61,212
Median Rent: $1,490
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Braintree Town, MA

Population: 37,082
Median Rent: $1,469
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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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