The median rent in the District increased by 2 percent in 2018, according to That year-over-year jump compares to an increase in median rents of just 0.9 percent nationwide.

The District’s median rent of $1,550 for a two-bedroom apartment is well above the national average of $1,180.

D.C. ranks sixth among the top 10 most expensive cities for two-bedroom rent:

• San Francisco ($3,090)

• New York ($2,540)

• Boston ($2,090)

• Los Angeles ($1,750)

• Seattle ($1,650)

• D.C. ($1,550)

• Austin ($1,430)

• Miami ($1,370)

• Chicago ($1,270)

• Atlanta ($1,190)

• Philadelphia ($1,170)

Rents have also risen this year in nine of the 10 largest cities in the Washington region, including Bethesda, Md.; Arlington, Va.; Rockville, Md.; Germantown, Md.; Centreville, Va.; Alexandria, Va.; Silver Spring, Md.; and Frederick, Md. The only nearby city on’s study with a rent decline was Waldorf, Md., with a drop of 0.9 percent.

For the full study, click here. For the District report, click here.