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Compare Rents with the Rentometer

Getting bang for your buck renting your swanky apartment? Trying to stay below the radar because you think you’re living in the biggest steal in town?

With the new Rentometer ( you can see how your rent measures up against the local lows and highs.

By entering your address, monthly rent, number of bedrooms, and number of units in your building, you can get the Rentometer to calculate the value of your apartment. It works by matching your rent against active rental listings.

The site’s chief, Allison Atsiknoudas, says the Rentometer hopes to level the playing field for both sides: “We’re looking to make the rental market better for renters and owners.”

The site shows there’s a broad range of rents even within a few blocks of each other. Here are the highs and lows for local one-bedroom rentals, which “should be in top condition and have more amenities” than usual:


$1,250 to $2,350


$1,000 to $2,090


$950 to $1,870

Logan Circle:

$1,000 to $2,500


$1,345 to $2,300

Silver Spring:

$1,000 to $1,865

Dupont Circle:

$900 to $2,535

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