If you’re planning a fresh start in a new city and you don’t want to live in a shoe box, Rent Cafe has some useful information for you. The apartment search website has created a nifty infographic to show just how far your rent goes in 30 major cities across the United States.
By comparing the average apartment size to the average rent in each city, Rent Cafe was able to calculate the average price per square foot. They then calculated exactly how much space you’d get for $1500 in each city. The amounts vary wildly: For instance, you could fit an entire New York City apartment inside the living room of the four-bedroom, three bath Memphis home you could get for the same price.
The cities where you’ll get the most bang for your buck are Memphis, Oklahoma City, and Indianapolis. In New York City, San Francisco, and Boston, meanwhile, you’ll likely end up in a seriously cramped apartment unless you’re able to shell out big bucks. Of course, money isn’t everything, and the most expensive cities have plenty to offer beyond housing. That said, if you’re looking for a home with more than one room, it’s worth checking out the infographic below.