According to analysis by My Northwest, Seattle is one of the most expensive cities in the country for renters. While the article describes that in the past Seattle has typically taken the #13 spot on Zillow's annual report, "Seattle's total paid rent shot up by nearly $2 billion."

While the technology sector is a compelling factor contributing to these rising rents, the feature also points out that more companies in general are choosing cities such as Seattle for headquarters and the supply of new development providing rental apartments simply cannot keep up with demand, which keeps prices up.

The ranking is as follows: 

  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. San Francisco
  4. Chicago
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Boston
  7. Houston
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth
  9. Miami-Fort Lauderdale
  10. Seattle