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$1,000 A Month In Rent Can Be Drastically Different In Different Parts Of The U.S.

In my opinion, by far one of the most annoying parts of being an adult is renting. You're always scouting places, calculating when your lease is up and possibly debating if having a private elevator is worth eating nothing but Ramen noodles for the rest of your life (it's not). That's not even mentioning the prospect of weird roommates and/or weird landlords.

They say the #1 rule of real estate is location, location, location. When it comes to rent, this couldn't be more true. Assuming that the average rent payment is around $1,000 per month, it's actually surprising just how much or how little that amount can get you in different parts of the country. Here's a little breakdown of how far that money gets you all around this great nation of ours.

Brooklyn, New York - $1,000


Zillow


Zillow

Size: Studio apartment, 300 square feet.
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Amenities: Hardwood floors and high ceilings and not much else. Oh, and the bathroom is communally shared with other tenants in the building.

Birmingham, Alabama - $825


Craigslist Birmingham


Craigslist Birmingham

Size: Two-bedroom apartment, 1,103 square feet.
Neighborhood: Hoover.
Amenities: Shared pool and tennis court. Yes please!

Cleveland, Ohio - $1,175


Craigslist Cleveland


Craigslist Cleveland

Size: Three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath single family home.
Neighborhood: Cleveland Heights.
Amenities: It's an entire HOUSE, with a second floor. Also has a two-car garage and home security system.

Nashville, Tennessee - $1,006


UDR


UDR

Size: One-bedroom apartment, 716 square feet.
Neighborhood: River's Edge.
Amenities: Patio, shared pool, landscaped grounds.

Augusta, Georgia - $750


Craigslist Augusta


Craigslist Augusta

Size: Two-bedroom apartment on single floor of a historic, 1,100-square-foot home.
Neighborhood: Olde Town.
Amenities: Massive living room with fireplace, central air, large backyard, porch swing. If you don't move in here, I will.

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New York, New York - $960


Craigslist New York


Craigslist New York

Size: Unlisted, but tiny by the look of it.
Neighborhood: Little Italy.
Amenities: Central air ... that you share with a pre-existing roommate. New York, New York: it's a heck of a town, just not for real estate prices.

Portland, Oregon - $1,275


Craigslist Portland


Craigslist Portland

Size: One-bedroom apartment.
Neighborhood: Belmont.
Amenities: Microwave and dishwasher included, convenient location to public transport, and the off chance you may see Fred Armisen shooting "Portlandia" some day.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - $1,075


Craigslist Milwaukee


Craigslist Milwaukee

Size: Two-bedroom apartment on single floor of a house, 1,000 square feet. 
Neighborhood: Lower East Side. 
Amenities: Vintage home.

Atlanta, Georgia - $1,050


Apartments.com


Apartments.com

Size: Studio apartment, 624 square feet.
Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward.
Amenities: Fitness center, outdoor picnic area with barbeque, all in a trendy neighborhood.

San Francisco, California - $1,285


Craigslist SF Bay


Craigslist SF Bay

Size: Not large, at all.
Neighborhood: Financial District.
Amenities: This stunning domicile comes equipped with a "twin bed with NEW blankets & sheets," because that's obviously the deal-breaker here. 

Asheville, North Carolina - $1,240


Craigslist Asheville


Craigslist Asheville

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Size: Two-bedroom apartment, 966 square feet.
Neighborhood: North Asheville.
Amenities: Walk-in closet.

Fort Worth, Texas - $1,500


Realtor.com


Realtor.com

Size: Three-bedroom home, 1,163 square feet.
Neighborhood: Ryan Place
Amenities: Newly renovated, fenced yard.

Charleston, South Carolina - $1,000


Apartmentlist


Apartmentlist

Size: Unlisted but does include a balcony.
Neighborhood: James Island.
Amenities: 24-hour fitness center, pool, close proximity to Folly Beach.

Denver, Colorado - $983


Dayton Crossing Apts.


Dayton Crossing Apts.

Size: Two-bedroom apartment with two baths, 1,120 square feet. 
Neighborhood: Village East.
Amenities: Hot tub, outdoor pool, vague sense of hope that Peyton Manning might still have a Super Bowl championship in him.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - $1,250


Craigslist/Philadelphia


Craigslist/Philadelphia

Size: One-bedroom apartment on single floor, 650 square feet.
Neighborhood: Walnut Hill.
Amenities: Bay window, plus all the brotherly love you can handle.

Salt Lake City, Utah - $1,000


Live at Country Lake


Live at Country Lake

Size: Two-bedroom apartment with two baths, 1,015 square feet.
Neighborhood: Millcreek.
Amenities: Gas fireplace.

Yeah, I’m definitely moving.

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