If you rent pretty much anywhere in Colorado (but especially in the Front Range/Denver Metro region), you know that it isn't cheap. We know it could be better, but could it be worse? We suppose. Here's how Colorado's average rent compares to other states in 2021. 

According to World Population Review, Colorado's rent is the 7th highest in the United States, at $1,271 per month for a one-bedroom rental. The other six states are New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, California and Hawaii, where the average rent is north of $1,600.

World Population Review said that the United States does, in fact, have an affordable housing crisis, and that there are 'three main reasons why rent is so high now: the Great Recession threw off the rental market, the construction of housing is too expensive, and lawmakers have neglected programs that could solve the problem.' That's interesting, because I was told I can't afford a house because I love avocado toast (I really do).

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The site also says that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, between 2019 and 2020, many states had decreases in rent, and Colorado was one that saw a slight decline — though, I didn't feel it, did you?

More affordable options would be just north of us, in Wyoming, where the median rent is $855 for a one bedroom, or West Virginia, where the median rent is the lowest in the country at $725 per month.

You can see the really depressing rent breakdown of every state here, but don't say I didn't warn you. *spreads avocado*

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