Rent is high, and it keeps getting higher. In Apartment List's most recent Rent Report, it states that between April and May, rent in Washington, D.C. rose by 0.9 percent. Compared to last year, rent is 3.7 percent higher.
To rent a one-bedroom apartment, the median rent price totals $2,200 per month, while for a two-bedroom, it costs a median $3,080 per month.
When it comes to the priciest areas to rent in, Apartment List reports that the Foggy Bottom-GWU-West End area is the most expensive, costing $2,770 per month for a one-bedroom and $4,200 per month for a two-bedroom.
The H Street-NoMa area has had the fastest rents since last year. In that Northeast area, rents have jumped 7.7 percent since last year. Now, a one-bedroom costs a median price of $2,330 per month, and for two-bedrooms, $3,140 per month.
• June 2016 Washington, DC Rent Report [Apartment List]