Here's how much it costs to rent a one-bedroom apartment in the 49 largest US cities

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Living in or near a big city comes with perks, like great entertainment options, shopping centers, and career opportunities.

But just how much will you have to fork over in living expenses to call one of these areas home?

Depending on where you live, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the country's top metro areas can be less than $720 a month or higher than $2,500 a month.

Read more: Here's how much space $1,000 in rent will get you in 11 major US cities

Business Insider teamed up with Zillow's rental site, HotPads, to find the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in each of the 49 US metro areas with the largest populations (as determined by Zillow). We also used Data USA to find the median household income in each of these areas.

The data was compiled using HotPad's Repeat Rent Index. Each of the one-bedroom apartments analyzed in the study has been listed for rent on HotPads for longer than a month.

Keep reading for the full rundown, from the metro areas with the cheapest one-bedrooms to the areas with the priciest.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Oklahoma City metro area is $710.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Oklahoma City metro area is $710.

The median household income in the Oklahoma City metro area is $56,260.

Source: HotPads

Birmingham, Alabama: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Birmingham metro area is $800.

Birmingham, Alabama: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Birmingham metro area is $800.

The median household income in the Birmingham metro area is $53,107.

Source: HotPads

San Antonio, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Antonio metro area is $880.

San Antonio, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Antonio metro area is $880.

The median household income in the San Antonio metro area is $56,774.

Source: HotPads

Kansas City, Missouri: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Kansas City metro area is $890.

Kansas City, Missouri: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Kansas City metro area is $890.

The median household income in the Kansas City metro area is $63,404.

Source: HotPads

St. Louis, Missouri: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the St. Louis metro area is $905.

St. Louis, Missouri: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the St. Louis metro area is $905.

The median household income in the St. Louis metro area is $61,571.

Source: HotPads

Indianapolis, Indiana: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Indianapolis metro area is $905.

Indianapolis, Indiana: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Indianapolis metro area is $905.

The median household income in the Indianapolis metro area is $59,566.

Source: HotPads

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Pittsburgh metro area is $925.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Pittsburgh metro area is $925.

The median household income in the Pittsburgh metro area is $58,521.

Source: HotPads

Cincinnati, Ohio: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Cincinnati metro area is $930.

Cincinnati, Ohio: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Cincinnati metro area is $930.

The median household income in the Cincinnati metro area is $61,653.

Source: HotPads

Houston, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Houston metro area is $945.

Houston, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Houston metro area is $945.

The median household income in the Houston metro area is $63,802.

Source: HotPads

Cleveland, Ohio: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Cleveland metro area is $960.

Cleveland, Ohio: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Cleveland metro area is $960.

The median household income in the Cleveland metro area is $52,489.

Source: HotPads

Raleigh, North Carolina: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Raleigh metro area is $975.

Raleigh, North Carolina: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Raleigh metro area is $975.

The median household income in the Raleigh metro area is $72,576.

Source: HotPads

Columbus, Ohio: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Columbus metro area is $995.

Columbus, Ohio: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Columbus metro area is $995.

The median household income in the Columbus metro area is $63,764.

Source: HotPads

Buffalo, New York: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Buffalo metro area is $995.

Buffalo, New York: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Buffalo metro area is $995.

The median household income in the Buffalo metro area is $55,448.

Source: HotPads

Orlando, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Orlando metro area is $1,005.

Orlando, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Orlando metro area is $1,005.

The median household income in the Orlando metro area is $55,089.

Source: HotPads

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in this metro area is $1,010.

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in this metro area is $1,010.

The median household income in the Louisville-Jefferson County metro area is $57,279.

Source: HotPads

Jacksonville, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Jacksonville metro area is $1,025.

Jacksonville, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Jacksonville metro area is $1,025.

The median household income in the Jacksonville metro area is $58,709.

Source: HotPads

Las Vegas, Nevada: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Las Vegas metro area is $1,030.

Las Vegas, Nevada: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Las Vegas metro area is $1,030.

The median household income in the Las Vegas metro area is $57,189.

Source: HotPads

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is $1,055.

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is $1,055.

The median household income in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is $67,382.

Source: HotPads

Richmond, Virginia: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Richmond metro area is $1,085.

Richmond, Virginia: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Richmond metro area is $1,085.

The median household income in the Richmond metro area is $67,633.

Source: HotPads

Virginia Beach, Virginia: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Virginia Beach metro area is $1,105.

Virginia Beach, Virginia: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Virginia Beach metro area is $1,105.

The median household income in the Virginia Beach metro area is $64,255.

Source: HotPads

Detroit, Michigan: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Detroit metro area is $1,120.

Detroit, Michigan: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Detroit metro area is $1,120.

The median household income in the Detroit metro area is $58,411.

Source: HotPads

Hartford, Connecticut: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Hartford metro area is $1,120.

Hartford, Connecticut: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Hartford metro area is $1,120.

The median household income in the Hartford metro area is $71,414.

Source: HotPads

Tampa, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Tampa metro area is $1,140.

Tampa, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Tampa metro area is $1,140.

The median household income in the Tampa metro area is $52,212.

Source: HotPads

Charlotte, North Carolina: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Charlotte metro area is $1,145.

Charlotte, North Carolina: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Charlotte metro area is $1,145.

The median household income in the Charlotte metro area is $61,156.

Source: HotPads

Phoenix, Arizona: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Phoenix metro area is $1,180.

Phoenix, Arizona: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Phoenix metro area is $1,180.

The median household income in the Phoenix metro area is $61,506.

Source: HotPads

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Milwaukee metro area is $1,190.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Milwaukee metro area is $1,190.

The median household income in the Milwaukee metro area is $59,448.

Source: HotPads

Salt Lake City, Utah: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Salt Lake City metro area is $1,227.

Salt Lake City, Utah: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Salt Lake City metro area is $1,227.

The median household income in in the Salt Lake City metro area is $71,510.

Source: HotPads

Nashville, Tennessee: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Nashville metro area is $1,290.

Nashville, Tennessee: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Nashville metro area is $1,290.

The median household income in the Nashville metro area is $63,939.

Source: HotPads

Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area is $1,325.

Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area is $1,325.

The median household income in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area is $76,856.

Source: HotPads

Riverside, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Riverside metro area is $1,330.

Riverside, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Riverside metro area is $1,330.

The median household income in the Riverside metro area is $61,994.

Source: HotPads

Austin, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Austin metro area is $1,390.

Austin, Texas: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Austin metro area is $1,390.

The median household income in the Austin metro area is $73,800.

Source: HotPads

Atlanta, Georgia: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Atlanta metro area is $1,400.

Atlanta, Georgia: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Atlanta metro area is $1,400.

The median household income in the Atlanta metro area is $65,381.

Source: HotPads

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Philadelphia metro area is $1,405.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Philadelphia metro area is $1,405.

The median household income in the Philadelphia metro area is $68,572.

Source: HotPads

Providence, Rhode Island: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Providence metro area is $1,405.

Providence, Rhode Island: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Providence metro area is $1,405.

The median household income in the Providence metro area is $65,226.

Source: HotPads

Baltimore, Maryland: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Baltimore metro area is $1,405.

Baltimore, Maryland: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Baltimore metro area is $1,405.

The median household income in the Baltimore metro area is $77,394.

Source: HotPads

Denver, Colorado: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Denver metro area is $1,415.

Denver, Colorado: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Denver metro area is $1,415.

The median household income in is $76,643.

Source: HotPads

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area is $1,445.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area is $1,445.

The median household income in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area is $54,284.

Source: HotPads

Sacramento, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Sacramento metro area is $1,500.

Sacramento, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Sacramento metro area is $1,500.

The median household income in the Sacramento metro area is $67,902.

Source: HotPads

New Orleans, Louisiana: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the New Orleans metro area is $1,515.

New Orleans, Louisiana: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the New Orleans metro area is $1,515.

The median household income in the New Orleans metro area is $50,528.

Source: HotPads

Chicago, Illinois: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Chicago metro area is $1,555.

Chicago, Illinois: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Chicago metro area is $1,555.

The median household income in the Chicago metro area is $68,403.

Source: HotPads

Portland, Oregon: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Portland metro area is $1,595.

Portland, Oregon: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Portland metro area is $1,595.

The median household income in the Portland metro area is $71,931.

Source: HotPads

Seattle, Washington: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Seattle metro area is $1,800.

Seattle, Washington: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Seattle metro area is $1,800.

The median household income in the Seattle metro area is $82,133.

Source: HotPads

Washington, DC: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Washington, DC metro area is $1,820.

Washington, DC: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Washington, DC metro area is $1,820.

The median household income in the Washington, DC metro area is $99,669.

Source: HotPads

San Diego, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Diego metro area is $1,885.

San Diego, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Diego metro area is $1,885.

The median household income in the San Diego metro area is $76,207.

Source: HotPads

Boston, Massachusetts: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Boston metro area is $1,945.

Boston, Massachusetts: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Boston metro area is $1,945.

The median household income in the Boston metro area is $85,691.

Source: HotPads

New York, New York: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the New York metro area is $2,070.

New York, New York: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the New York metro area is $2,070.

The median household income in the New York metro area is $75,368.

Source: HotPads

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in this metro area is $2,131.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in this metro area is $2,131.

The median household income in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area is $69,992.

Source: HotPads

San Francisco, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Francisco metro area is $2,560.

San Francisco, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Francisco metro area is $2,560.

The median household income in the San Francisco metro area is $101,714.

Source: HotPads

San Jose, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Jose metro area is $2,640.

San Jose, California: The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the San Jose metro area is $2,640.

The median household income in the San Jose metro area is $117,474.

Source: HotPads

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