When it comes to Zumper's monthly national rent report, Seattle has been sitting in 10th place among major cities for at least a year. That finally changed with the May report which moves Seattle up to 9th overall in terms of median one-bedroom rent.
The median price of a 1-BR according to them is $1,770/month, up 1.1 percent from the previous month and 7.9 percent year-over-year. That pushes Seattle past Chicago on the top ten, though it's still going to need a push in order to match Miami.
Median 2-BR rent stayed flat at $2,350/month, though that's still up 2.6 percent on the year.
Seattle also came in ninth overall on ApartmentList.com's list of the ten cities with the highest rent. According to them, Seattle's median 2-BR rent checks in at $2,280/month, putting it ahead of Miami in that aspect.
· Zumper National Rent Report: May 2016 [Zumper]
· May 2016 National Apartment List Rent Report [AL]