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Portsmouth-Rochester and Manchester the Most Affordable Areas to Rent

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The average rent nationwide for a one-bedroom home is $1,105 per month and $1,342 for a two-bedroom home. New Hampshire’s average rent is right on par with the national average with an average rent for a one-bedroom home at $1,059 per month and $1,367 per month for a two-bedroom.

This means that an individual in New Hampshire working minimum wage would have to work 112 hours each week at minimum wage to make rent on a modest 1 bedroom home.

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the most affordable areas to rent a two-bedroom apartment in New Hampshire right now are as follows: 

  1. Portsmouth-Rochester – $1,399
  2. Manchester – $1,413
  3. Lawrence – $1,565
  4. Nashua – $1,628
  5. Western Rockingham County – $1,637

More information regarding New Hampshire rent can be found here