Brookline Pads has published a detailed infographic showing average costs to rent an apartment in Brookline. The data used was gathered from the Boston Pads database, containing 156,000 greater Boston apartments and 500,000 pictures, along with 8,000 videos, and over 16,000 greater Boston landlord contacts.

Rent figures were calculated using 699 Brookline apartments that were rented in the last year or that are currently available. Brookline Pads formulated the real time vacancy numbers by combining all of the apartments that are currently available and those that will become available in the next few months, and dividing that by the total amount of apartments for Brookline in the Boston Pads database. Population and income data was gathered from the US Census Bureau.

The averages for Brookline are very similar to average rent prices in Cambridge, another close Boston suburb, if not slightly less expensive. Rents in Brookline are slightly less expensive than Cambridge for studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartments. Compared to average rent prices in Jamaica Plain, Brookline is much more expensive. Renters in Brookline pay almost $400 more per month for a studio, $600 more for a 2-bedroom, and $900 more per month for a 4-bedroom apartment.

Beds Brookline Jamaica Plain Cambridge
Studio $1,609 $1,227 $1,762
1 Bedroom $2,100 $1,708 $2,143
2 Bedrooms $2,799 $2,173 $2,831
3 Bedrooms $3,533 $2,905 $3,377
4 Bedrooms $4,266 $3,368 $4,387
5 Bedrooms $4,899 $4,045 $4,789

Compared to the 22 Boston neighborhoods and greater Boston towns and cities that were sampled in this study, Brookline ranks in the top 10 for all size apartments. The town ranks 8th highest for studio apartments, 1-bedroom apartments, and 3-bedroom apartments. It ranks 7th most expensive for 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom apartments, and 5th highest for 5-bedroom apartments.

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To see the average prices for more towns in the Greater Boston Area, check out our latest infographic on average rent prices in Boston by town.