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An aerial view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

A new study conducted by Walletwyse shows that out of 540 cities around the world, San Francisco has the most expensive rent averaging $3,500 per month.

The runner ups: Hamilton, Bermuda took the second spot with an average rent of $3,400 a month. Manhattan, New York ranked third with a $3,050 average price tag. San Jose, California — about 50 miles south of San Francisco — was slated fourth at $2,500. And Hong Kong tied with Oakland, California for the fifth spot with an average monthly rent of $2,450.

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