Here's What $1,000 in Rent Can Get You in 15 Cities

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Oct 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

If you’re anything like me, you fall in love with every city you visit, which leads me to my eternal question. Exactly how much does it cost to live here? I’ve fallen in love with quaint towns only to realize there were no jobs to be found there. I’ve traipsed through big cities only to realize my friends were paying three times as much for a roof over their heads.

Rent prices vary drastically from state to state, let alone city to city. What might get you a single-family home in one city might get you a dark basement room in another. We’ve decided to compare the costs by setting a baseline of $1,000 per month in rent. Some of these are ever-so-slightly less expensive, but the real difference is in the quality and the space you get for your money.

We tried to find the nicest — whether it was space or luxury — homes you could get for your money. Beware your nomadic heart. Here’s what $1,000 in rent will get you in different cities.

1/55 :Austin

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Austin.

2 /55: Austin: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

2/55 :Austin: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment located in the heart of North Campus.

3 /55: Austin: Honey oak floors

3/55 :Austin: Honey oak floors

Honey oak flooring makes this place warm and inviting.

4 /55: Austin: Stainless steel appliances

4/55 :Austin: Stainless steel appliances

Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops make the kitchen an inviting space.

5/55 :Atlanta

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Atlanta.

6 /55: Atlanta: 3 bedroom, 2 bath

6/55 :Atlanta: 3 bedroom, 2 bath

Get a whole house to yourself in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.

7 /55: Atlanta: Near downtown

7/55 :Atlanta: Near downtown

Gorgeous indoor lighting, and this home is only an eight-minute drive from downtown.

8/55 :Boise

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Boise.

9 /55: Boise: 2 bedroom, 2 bath

9/55 :Boise: 2 bedroom, 2 bath

This luxury apartment complex has a pool and fitness center.

10 /55: Boise: In-unit laundry

10/55 :Boise: In-unit laundry

The interiors are modern and feature in-unit laundry.

11 /55: Boise: Large bedrooms

11/55 :Boise: Large bedrooms

Large bedrooms can accommodate a cozy king-size bed.

12/55 :Boston

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Boston.

13 /55: Boston: Private room

13/55 :Boston: Private room

This Boston private room is close to several subway lines for easy transportation.

14 /55: Boston: Natural lighting

14/55 :Boston: Natural lighting

Lovely natural lighting warms the rooms.

15 /55: Boston: Spacious living

15/55 :Boston: Spacious living

The apartment itself is rather spacious.

16/55 :Chicago

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Chicago.

17 /55: Chicago: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

17/55 :Chicago: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

This redbrick building is classic Chicago style.

18 /55: Chicago: Modest size

18/55 :Chicago: Modest size

A modest but welcoming 634-square-foot apartment.

19 /55: Chicago: Corner apartment

19/55 :Chicago: Corner apartment

A corner location with several windows means lots of natural light.

20/55 :Cleveland

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Cleveland.

21 /55: Cleveland: 3 bedroom, 1 bath

21/55 :Cleveland: 3 bedroom, 1 bath

A whole house to yourself, complete with a backyard and shed.

22 /55: Cleveland: Rustic decor

22/55 :Cleveland: Rustic decor

Rustic decor gives this home its charm.

23/55 :Denver

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Denver.

24 /55: Denver: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

24/55 :Denver: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

Stainless steel appliances and granite countertops make this place feel brand new.

25 /55: Denver: Historic location

25/55 :Denver: Historic location

This totally renovated one-bedroom condo is located in historic Denver Square.

26 /55: Minneapolis

26/55 :Minneapolis

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Minneapolis.

27 /55: Minneapolis: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

27/55 :Minneapolis: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

This apartment is within walking distance of a large park and a quick drive to two lakes.

28 /55: Minneapolis: No place like home

28/55 :Minneapolis: No place like home

The interior is bright and homey.

29 /55: Minneapolis: Natural light

29/55 :Minneapolis: Natural light

Natural light helps to ward off the cold winters.

30/55 :Nashville

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Nashville.

31 /55: Nashville: 2 bedroom, 1 bath

31/55 :Nashville: 2 bedroom, 1 bath

Centrally located home with its own carport.

32 /55: Nashville: Eat-in kitchen

32/55 :Nashville: Eat-in kitchen

An eat-in kitchen and room for a full dining area make for a great family gathering area.

33 /55: Philadelphia

33/55 :Philadelphia

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Philadelphia.

34 /55: Philadelphia: 3 bedroom, 1 bath

34/55 :Philadelphia: 3 bedroom, 1 bath

A sizeable apartment in a recently rehabbed part of town.

35 /55: Philadelphia: Up & coming

35/55 :Philadelphia: Up & coming

New entertainment options, like the Discovery Center, are in the works just around the block.

36/55 :Phoenix

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Phoenix.

37 /55: Phoenix: 2 bedroom, 1 bath

37/55 :Phoenix: 2 bedroom, 1 bath

This apartment is in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

38 /55: Phoenix: Modern decor

38/55 :Phoenix: Modern decor

Gray scale decor makes this apartment feel super-modern.

39 /55: Phoenix: Spacious rooms

39/55 :Phoenix: Spacious rooms

Spacious bedrooms pair with large closets.

40/55 :Portland

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Portland.

41 /55: Portland: 2 bedroom, 1 bath

41/55 :Portland: 2 bedroom, 1 bath

A two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in a cozy triplex.

42 /55: Portland: Patio

42/55 :Portland: Patio

A private back patio lets you feel close to nature.

43 /55: Portland: Modern colors

43/55 :Portland: Modern colors

Close to shopping and transportation with a modern color scheme.

44/55 :Raleigh

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Raleigh.

45 /55: Raleigh: 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath

45/55 :Raleigh: 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath

This two-bedroom apartment is in a great location in Raleigh, North Carolina.

46 /55: Raleigh: Carpeted interior

46/55 :Raleigh: Carpeted interior

Fully carpeted floors give it a cozy feel.

47 /55: Raleigh: Back deck

47/55 :Raleigh: Back deck

A back deck and gorgeous landscaping make it perfect for entertaining.

48 /55: Salt Lake City

48/55 :Salt Lake City

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Salt Lake City.

49 /55: Salt Lake City: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

49/55 :Salt Lake City: 1 bedroom, 1 bath

This is a one-bedroom, one-bath home, but also included an office space.

50 /55: Salt Lake City: Floor to ceiling charm

50/55 :Salt Lake City: Floor to ceiling charm

Hardwood floors and high ceilings add charm.

51/55 :Seattle

Here's what $1,000 in rent can get you in Seattle.

52 /55: Seattle: Private room

52/55 :Seattle: Private room

How about a private room in this cute Seattle house.

53 /55: Seattle: Shared living area

53/55 :Seattle: Shared living area

Gorgeous hardwood floors cover the shared living areas.

54 /55: Seattle: Bedroom

54/55 :Seattle: Bedroom

Carpeted, brightly lit bedroom with natural lighting.

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