With rents on the rise in several of America’s largest cities, it’s always helpful to know what your money can get you.
The sad truth, however, is that it’ll go a lot farther in some cities than others. A one-bedroom apartment in New York City, for instance, goes for about $2,000 more than the same-sized apartment in Dallas.
With the help of real estate marketplace Zumper and its December national rent report, we’ve compiled a sampling of one-bedroom listings in the 20 most expensive markets in the US.
Each listing is within $100 of the respective city’s median rental price.
5. WASHINGTON, DC: You can rent this one-bedroom in a building with a rooftop pool and grill for $2,150 a month.
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
The kitchen is a bit outdated, but the apartment is cozy and has brand-new flooring throughout. The building has a nice entry and a 24-hour front desk attendant.
4. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: For just over $2,000 a month, you can get this condo with a private balcony and a gated garage parking spot.
Neighborhood: Oakland Ave.
There’s a laundry room on every floor, and building amenities include a swimming pool and club house.
3. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: You can get this garden level one-bedroom for just under $2,400 a month, including the cost of air conditioning, heat, and water.
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Located in a newly renovated brownstone, this unit has oak wood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and full-closet shelving done by California Closets.
2. NEW YORK, NEW YORK: In the second-most expensive rental market in the country, you can get this laundry-less, dishwasher-less one-bedroom for $3,200 a month.
Neighborhood: West Village
This corner unit in a newly renovated building has a small kitchen, but the appliances and cabinets are newly replaced.
1. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: For about $3,500 a month, you can rent a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood, sometimes known as “Stroller Town” for its high number of young families.
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
There are hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and a newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances.