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Average rents by city

Average monthly apartment rents:

$3,017: New York City*

$2,328: Santa Monica

$1,434: Los Angeles County

Sources: REIS, a real estate research firm, and USC Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast

*Includes four of New York's five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

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