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Apartment rents are on the rise, but not everywhere. That said, “finding a cheap apartment often feels like winning the lottery,” notes Apartment Guide, a listing and resource for apartments nationwide, in a recent study.

Apartment Guide identified areas throughout the country where rent is affordable and less than the nationwide average of $1,711 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. For example, Maryland, Alabama, and Michigan have seen significant decreases in average rents over the past year. Also, some of the cheapest apartments tend to be near city centers and often along the East Coast, according to the study.

Cities with the cheapest apartments