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.