What $1,500 in Rent Gets You in 11 U.S. Cities

If you’re weary of paying ridiculously high rent for a tiny apartment in the city, why not consider moving to a new location where you can get more for your money? Just to give you some ideas, this Mashable article by Sylvan Lane tells us what $1,500 in rent can get us in 11 U.S. cities. There are some great pictures here too!

First of all, it’s absolutely amazing how much location can make a difference in the cost of rent. If you live in NYC, you’re pretty darned lucky to get a closet space with a shared bathroom for this amount of cash. Our question is – how do people survive here at all without having to live in a cardboard box? It’s this sort of thing that makes people dream of moving to Iowa and building a tiny house.

Speaking of Iowa, let’s head over to Iowa City for a sec. Here, you can rent a whole house for $1,500 a month. Yep, that’s right! A 2-story, 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom HOUSE with a whole yard even. Not nearly as exciting as LA or San Fran or NYC, but wow, if you’re raising a family, this would be the place to do it. Apparently land is much more affordable here too if you’re still opting for that tiny house.

And for the sake of contrast, let’s visit Washington DC next. Here, you can get a studio apartment and one whole bathroom to yourself for $1,500. It ain’t much space, but still bigger than New York, plus you’re in the nation’s Capital and it’s pretty happenin’ here.

Or if you prefer a slightly warmer climate, how about San Francisco? The studios here aren’t much bigger than NYC, but if you’re lucky you won’t have to share a bathroom. You won’t get tons of snow in the winter, and you’re on the West Coast so it’s worth it right?

For more $1,500 rentals in US cities, plus a great bonus video, please visit the Mashable website below!

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