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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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Renting a one-bedroom in New York City will cost you $3,680 a month

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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Casablanca, Morocco

29. Montreal, Canada

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $850

Rue Saint-Paul in Montreal, Quebec
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Rue Saint-Paul in Montreal, Quebec

28. Taipei, Taiwan

Average rent for a one-bedroom: $910

A modern metropolis: Taipei, Taiwan.
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A modern metropolis: Taipei, Taiwan.

27. Munich, Germany

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

Munich
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Munich

26. Toronto, Canada

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

Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario

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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Frankfurt's skyline as viewed from the top floor of the new European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters

24. Vancouver, Canada

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

Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada

23. Osaka, Japan

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

Osaka, Japan at night
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Osaka, Japan at night

22. Shenzhen, China

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

Shenzhen, Guandong Province, China
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Shenzhen, Guandong Province, China

21. Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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

Cityscape of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Cityscape of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

20. London, United Kingdom

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

Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK.
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Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK.

19. Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands

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

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

18. Melbourne, Australia

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

Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia

17. Chicago, United States

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

Chicago skyline.
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Chicago skyline.

16. Paris, France

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

Paris
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Paris

15. Beijing, China

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

Beijing
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Beijing

14. Shanghai, China

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

Shanghai
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Shanghai

13. Washington DC, United States

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

Washington, DC
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Washington, DC

12. Seoul, Republic of Korea

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

Seoul
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Seoul

11. Los Angeles, United States

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

Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (TIE)

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

Dubai Creek Harbour Tower
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Dubai Creek Harbour Tower

9. Sydney, Australia (TIE)

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

Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia

7. Tokyo, Japan (TIE)

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

Tokyo
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Tokyo

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

6. Zurich, Switzerland

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

Zurich
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Zurich

5. Geneva, Switzerland

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

Geneva.
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Geneva.

4. Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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

Hong Kong
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Hong Kong

3. Boston, United States

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

Boston, Massachussets
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Boston, Massachussets

2. San Francisco, United States

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

San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California

1. New York City, United States

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

New York, New York
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New York, New York