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How much it costs to rent a 1-bedroom in 30 major cities around the world

Renting a one-bedroom in New York City will cost you $3,680 a month
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It's no secret that city life comes with a hefty price tag, but some urban areas are much more affordable than others. New York City, for example, could set you back more than $3,500 a month for rent alone, while Montreal, Canada offers one-bedroom apartments for less than $1,000 a month.

That's according to a new report from listing service RENTCafé that looks at monthly rental costs in the world's top 30 financial centers. It sums up the average rents for one-bedroom apartments between 600 and 999 square feet in each city. (Full methodology here.)

"All 30 of them offer a highly competitive environment with plenty of jobs in the financial sector," RENTCafé reports. "But while they are similar in this regard, their rents differ wildly."

Scroll over the tiles to see for yourself.

30. Casablanca, Morocco

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $820

Casablanca, Morocco
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29. Montreal, Canada

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $850

Rue Saint-Paul in Montreal, Quebec
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28. Taipei, Taiwan

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $910

A modern metropolis: Taipei, Taiwan.
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27. Munich, Germany

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,110

Munich
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26. Toronto, Canada

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,200

Toronto, Ontario
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25. Frankfurt, Germany

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,350

Frankfurt's skyline as viewed from the top floor of the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters
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24. Vancouver, Canada

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,400

Vancouver, Canada
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23. Osaka, Japan

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,440

Osaka, Japan at night
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22. Shenzhen, China

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,520

Shenzhen, Guandong Province, China
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21. Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,530

Cityscape of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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20. London, United Kingdom

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,650

Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK.
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19. Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,680

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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18. Melbourne, Australia

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,690

Melbourne, Australia
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17. Chicago, United States

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,720

Chicago skyline.
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16. Paris, France

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,730

Paris
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15. Beijing, China

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,900

Beijing
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14. Shanghai, China

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,910

Sunrise over the financial district in Shanghai, China.
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13. Washington DC, United States

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,940

Washington, DC
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12. Seoul, Republic of Korea

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $1,990

Seoul
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11. Los Angeles, United States

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,030

Los Angeles, California
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9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (TIE)

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,040

Dubai Creek Harbour Tower
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9. Sydney, Australia (TIE)

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,040

Sydney, Australia
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7. Tokyo, Japan (TIE)

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,050

Tokyo
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7. Singapore, Republic of Singapore (TIE)

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,050

Private residential buildings, foreground, stand in the Orchard Road area of Singapore.
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6. Zurich, Switzerland

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,200

Old Town Zurich view of city with St. Peter's Church clock tower and the Limmat River.
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5. Geneva, Switzerland

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,320

Geneva.
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4. Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,740

Hong Kong
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3. Boston, United States

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $2,930

A Boston scene
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2. San Francisco, United States

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $3,360

San Francisco, California
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1. New York City, United States

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $3,680

New York, New York
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