Middlesex County renters looking for the least expensive areas to rent should look for the areas towards the red end of the spectrum on the rent cost map. Those who don't mind paying for high-end and luxury apartments should seek out apartments in the purple and dark green areas.

Middlesex County, MA map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Middlesex County is about $1,870 per month. This puts it in the 93rd percentile compared to the state average cost of rent, which is $1,591. Households in Middlesex County have a median income of $9,371 per month so the average renter in Middlesex County is spending roughly 20% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Middlesex County, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Middlesex County is $731,347 right now, which is higher than counties nearby, meaning that rents in Middlesex County also tend to be higher versus these nearby counties.

Higher rent prices are common in the southeastern parts of Middlesex County while lower rent rates are often available in northwestern areas.

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