Rental costs, city vs. suburbs: a handy infographic

Jennifer Karmon

With rents continuing to climb nationwide -- they were up more than 5 percent in October compared with the same month in 2011 -- consumers are forced to be more cost-conscious than ever. Our friends over at provided Yahoo! Homes' Spaces blog with this infographic, examining several metro areas from coast to coast to determine the cost difference between city and suburban rents. Urban centers, with their unbeatable character and amenities, usually tip the scales. But not everywhere!

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