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.