Where’s the Cheapest Place to Rent a Two-Bedroom Apartment?

Here are the most affordable neighborhoods to move to with a roommate.
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Renting a one-bedroom apartment in Boston is no easy task. In an effort to save money on monthly payments, most renters are more than happy to join forces with a roommate. Even then, it seems, rent remains a hefty sum.

To aid in your (and your roommate’s) apartment search, real estate data firm NeighborhoodX has identified the most affordable places to live with a roommate. After analyzing two-bedroom rent prices across the city, 12 neighborhoods turned up as the least expensive in Boston.

Rents range from $1,600 per month to $3,250 per month, with median rent hovering in the $2,250 range. Mattapan clocked in as the cheapest neighborhood of all at $1,600 per month. On the other end of the spectrum was South Boston at $3,250.

Perhaps as a surprise to no one, the mid-range cheap apartments can be found in Allston and Brighton, with places in Mission Hill asking just a little bit more. Other lesser expensive apartments can be found in Dorchester, Roslindale, and Hyde Park.

Need to narrow down your apartment hunt? See the full list below.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com