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While there’s no question apartments in the District can be cramped and costly, the most recent National Rent Report from Zumper, an apartment listing and rental application site, shows that Washington, D.C., is actually only the fifth most expensive city in the country for renters.

Renting a one-bedroom in the city costs an average of $2,150 a month, which is pretty steep for renters in their first job to be able to afford. But renters in four other cities have it worse: In San Francisco, the average one-bedroom apartment rents for $3,500; in New York City, for $3,100; in Boston, $2,250; and in San Jose, $2,230.

[Why it’s so hard to find a cheap apartment in Washington, D.C.]

Zumper, one of the latest entrees into the field of rental listings, also provides photos, statistics, neighborhood information and access for people to apply for an apartment straight from their smart phone or tablet.

You can apply for as many apartments as you want with one click, which could be an advantage when you need to rent a place fast or you’re competing in a tight rental market.

For more information, visit www.Zumper.com.

Michele Lerner is a freelance writer. To pass on a tip or news item, contact us at realestate@washpost.com and put “Town Square” in the subject line.