Zumper recently released their July National Rent Study and it looks like Seattle’s reign as the ninth-most expensive major city to rent is over. We return to the No. 10 spot on the list with a median one-bedroom rent of $1,770/month. That’s still good enough to be 10.6 percent higher than it was this time last year.
Median two-bedroom rent for Seattle checks in at $2,400/month, which is up 1.3 percent from the previous month and 9.6 percent from July 2015.
Those numbers are relatively close to, but a little bit higher than, what we saw yesterday from Apartment List.
This is the part where we mention that Zumper's data is drawn solely from the asking rents for the listings on its site, not all available rentals in Seattle and surrounding cities. Therefore, it isn't a measure of what all Puget Sounders are paying, but it does offer one look at prices that prospective renters in the market are seeing.