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Rental costs in Williston, North Dakota — at the center of the Bakken shale boom — are higher than those in New York or Los Angeles.

Apartment Guide, an online website for apartment hunters, said Williston has the highest rental costs in the nation.

A 700 square-foot, one bedroom apartment in Williston rents for an average of $2,394 a month.

Dickinson, North Dakota ranks fourth at an average of $1,733 a month.

Boston is sixth, New York is seventh, and Los Angeles is eighth.

The 10 highest U.S. rents for a one-bedroom apartment are:

  1. Williston, N.D. ($2,394)
  2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. ($1,881)
  3. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif. ($1,776)
  4. Dickinson, N.D. ($1,733)
  5. Key West, Fla. ($1,640)
  6. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H. ($1,537)
  7. New York,-Northern New Jersery-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Penn. ($1,504)
  8. Los Angeles-Long-Beach-Santa Ana, Calif. ($1,411)
  9. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif. ($1,387)
  10. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif. ($1,346)

Info via Apartment Guide