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Amid tight supply, Boston rents soar

Rents for apartments in Boston­ are soaring, and a dearth of construction of less expensive apartments is making it increasingly difficult for tenants to find affordable places to live.

The average monthly rent jumped more than 7 percent to $1,881 in the past year, according to Rental Beast , a brokerage that follows the rental market in Boston neighborhoods. A two-bedroom apartment in the Back Bay now rents for $2,857 a month; in Jamaica Plain, for $1,536.

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