San Francisco renters pay the highest monthly rent in the nation -- an average of $794 for a small, two-bedroom apartment, according to a survey by the National Apartment Association.
Those in Los Angeles paid almost as much, $791, while Washington, D.C., tenants were a somewhat distant third at $690. Other cities recognized as high-rent areas included New York City and Boston.
Not surprisingly, the survey of 43 metropolitan areas found that cities with a surplus of vacant apartments had the lowest rents. In Oklahoma City, rents for a two-bedroom unit averaged $272 per month. In Colorado Springs, the average was $285.