Ever wondered if you could live more cheaply if you moved to another city? Depending on where you live, renting an apartment can be expensive and if you're like me you've probably dreamed of the massive living space you could afford if you were willing to live in like, the middle of a wheat field in Kansas or alone on a mountain in Alaska.
For some people, $1,500 a month sounds like a lot for a one bedroom apartment and for some people it sounds like what it would cost to rent just the closet of your apartment. It turns out $1,500 a month will get you wildly different types of apartments depending on what city you live in.
Here are some examples of what $1,500 will get you in some major cities in the US. And let's just say basically we should all be moving to Texas. Everything is definitely bigger in Texas, including the apartments. Also, shout out to anyone who lives in any city in the North East! We are all officially crazy and living in teeny tiny little boxes and it's not even warm here half the year. *Sigh*
Want to live in Boston for $1,500 a month?
via: Getty ImagesBoston is one of the top ten most expensive major cities to live in in the US, coming in at number 8. The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Boston is about $2,400 so finding a one bedroom or even studio apartment for $1,500 a month is a challenge.
This apartment is located in Boston's South End and costs $1,500.
via: Google MapsIt is 575 square feet.
It's a one bedroom, one bathroom.
via: ZillowBut does apparently include a deck!
It's not exactly about to be featured on HGTV.
via: ZillowEspecially with that wall to wall carpeting.
But with an average rent price of over $2,000, this place is actually a steal.
via: ZillowAnd it's only a few blocks from the beach. (Yup, there are beaches in Boston).
If you're looking to live in LA, but only want to spend $1,500 a month, get ready to live small.
via: Getty ImagesThe average cost of a one bedroom in LA is $2,300 a month.
This cute little studio Silver Lake comes in at $1,500.
via: ZillowIt's only 500 square feet, though.
It includes a kitchen and bathroom.
via: ZillowBut no parking or laundry.
And if you want a dog, that's another $500.
via: ZillowAnd no utilities are included.
If you want to live in Houston, you're actually going to be getting a lot for $1,500.
via: Getty ImagesThe average rent for a one bedroom apartment for Houston, Texas is $1,000.
This apartment building in downtown Houston rents one bedroom apartments for $1,500 a month.
via: ZillowThey are one bedroom, one bathroom, and 842 square feet.
The building has shared laundry, pets are allowed, and water is included in the rent.
via: ZillowPlus it has central air.
There's also a shared rooftop deck.
via: ZillowWith this view.
If you're looking to rent in Minneapolis, $1,500 will go a long way.
via: Getty ImagesThe average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Minneapolis is $1,400.
This luxury apartment building rents out one bedroom apartments for $1,471 a month.
via: ZillowThe apartment is 719 square feet.
It comes with a lot of amenities.
via: ZillowIt comes with parking, a gym, a pool, yoga classes, a community longue and even a tanning salon.
The apartment has a balcony with a view of the Minneapolis skyline.
via: ZillowBasically, you get a lot for your money in Minnesota.
So, you want to live in New York and pay $1,500 in rent?
via: Getty ImagesWell, good luck. The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in New York is $2,800.
First of all, you cannot live in Manhattan for that price – even in a studio apartment.
via: ZillowBut the other boroughs do have some cheaper options. Like this studio in Brooklyn.
It's $1,500 a month.
via: ZillowBut it is only 400 square feet, so you're going to be cozy in there.
But all the utilities are included!
via: ZillowAnd it does have nice light in there.
How much will $1,500 get you in Seattle?
via: Getty ImagesOn average, a one bedroom apartment in Seattle will cost about $2,000.
But you can find cheaper options.
via: ZillowLike this one bedroom for $1,495.
It's located near downtown Seattle.
via: ZillowAnd it's 630 square feet.
But the kitchen and floors are brand new.No pets are allowed, though.
You knew we'd get here eventually: San Francisco for $1,500 is almost impossible.
via: Getty ImagesThe average one bedroom apartment in San Francisco is a whopping $3400.
If you want to spend $1,500 be prepared to very, very small.
via: ZillowLike in this teeny tiny little studio.
This space is only 350 square feet.
via: ZillowIt rents for $1450+ a month. But I'm guessing that little plus sign is very important.
It's basically just one little room and a bathroom.
via: ZillowBut at least it's brand new.
Do you need a quick break after that one?Here look at a kitten.
Maybe you are looking to live in Chicago.
via: Getty ImagesChicago is one of the cheaper major cities in the US, with average one bedroom rent at $1,800.
Chicago rent actually seems affordable.
via: ZillowLike this apartment in Lakeview.
You could rent this cool apartment for $1,500 a month.
via: ZillowIt's 1000 square feet.
No laundry in the unit, but the appliances are new.
via: ZillowAnd look at those tall ceilings!
If you want to live in Charlotte, $1,500 will get you a lot.
via: Getty ImagesThe average rent in Charlotte for a one bedroom is $1,200.
This apartment is a cool space for $1,450.
via: ZillowIt's 819 square feet.
It has two stories.
via: ZillowWith the bedroom on the second floor.
Parking is included.
via: ZillowAnd it has a rain shower head.