49. San Jose, California
Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment: $2,640
San Jose is in Silicon Valley, the tech-company-filled region of the San Francisco Bay Area. And if you hope to rent an apartment here, it would help to have a fat paycheck, as the San Jose area tops HotPads and Business Insider’s list as the priciest metro based on the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment there.
Some good news, maybe: According to The Mercury News, the San Jose area is expected to increase apartment construction by 283% from last year to this year. But even if those apartments are built, you’ll still need to find a way to pay for one.