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If you're moving to San Francisco, this housing flyer will make you want to cry

Madeline Stone

San Francisco rent has risen dramatically over the last few years. According to real-estate marketplace Zumper, San Francisco is officially the most expensive rental market in the country, with the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment standing at a jaw-dropping $3,460 a month.

A Business Insider reader asking to remain anonymous sent us a photo they snapped of a rental flyer in Lower Pacific Heights. It includes a list of apartments available for rent in various parts of San Francisco.

And it isn't pretty.

sf rent flyer

(Reader submission)

By way of comparison, in fall 2010 you could rent a 3-bedroom unit in a safe but boring neighborhood like the Sunset for a little more than $3,000. Now, that will get you a studio in the same neighborhood.

Many have attributed the astronomical rise in rental prices to the influx of high-salaried tech workers to the city. But a lack of housing and strict rent-control laws that keep landlords from raising rents on long-time tenants to market rates are also factors.

Regardless of the cause, paying nearly $5,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment in the Inner Sunset seems pretty insane.

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