Report ranks Denver 24th most expensive for rent in country

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DENVER — A report shows rents in the Denver metro area continue to fluctuate.

According to Zumper, a national apartment rental company, a one-bedroom apartment in Denver averaged $1,210 in March, down 3.2 percent from February and unchanged from March 2016.

But the price of a two-bedroom apartment has increased 1.8 percent from February to $1,680, though it’s down 4 percent from March 2016.

Denver ranked No. 24 nationally for rent, down two spots from the February report.

Nationally, renting a one-bedroom averages $1,164 a month, while a two-bedroom costs $1,377.

Aurora ranked No. 34 nationally, with one bedrooms going for $1,020 (unchanged from February, up 7.4 percent from March 2016) and two bedrooms renting for $1,360 (up 4.6 percent from February and up 3 percent from March 2016).

Colorado Springs came in at No. 61 in the survey, with one bedrooms going for $790 (down 1.3 percent from February but up 9.7 percent from March 2016) and two bedrooms renting for $1,050 (up 5 percent from February and up 7.1 percent from March 2016).

San Francisco is the most expensive city to rent, with the price of a one-bedroom apartment going for $3,320 and a two-bedroom apartment going for $4,430. It was followed by New York; San Jose, Calif.; Boston; and Oakland, Calif.