Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2018 - City, State
Fiance and I just started our apartment hunt and it’s very overwhelming. I just can’t believe the price of these tiny shoebox apartments! Sooooo to satiate my curiosity, can you tell me what your monthly rent is? Utilities? What type of space you have (studio, 1BR, etc)? Square footage if you know it would be great too! And where you’re located?
Post # 2
We pay around $1400/month for 332 sq ft. We live in NYC.
Post # 3
Hodgy527: I’m in a suburb of Chicago, and my rent and utilities for a single bedroom (520 sq ft – yes, it is a shoebox) is $1300 a month. It’s been worth it to me since I have a washer/dryer in my apt, off-street parking, new applicances, and dark wood cabinets/granite countertops.
Fiance is moving down in June, and we are moving into Chicago in August. We are looking for a slightly larger apt (>700 sq ft) with the same amenities as above. I’m hoping we can find a place with exposed brick and ductwork (just wanna get that city feel before we live in the burbs for the rest of my life haha). We are expecting to pay $2000-2500 a month including utilities.
Post # 4
$2650 for an approx. 700 square foot one-bedroom in Silicon Valley plus another $200 a month for various utilities (sewer, trash, water, electricity, internet).
We hate our lives.*
*JK. But not really.
Post # 5
$1400 for a ~750 square foot 1 bedroom apartment in downtown Chicago highrise-maybe another $150 or so a month for utlities-it depends on the season. The building does have a fitness center, doorman, etc, which is nice. I don’t have a car (walk/cab pretty much everywhere), but it’s another ~$300/month per parking spot if you need one.
Post # 6
I don’t know where you live, but don’t be afraid to check out houses, townhouses, and duplexes. We just realized after moving to this city that our apartment in the outskirts costs the same or more than a house with more space and a yard in the same area.
We live on the outskirts of a medium-sized city with a huge suburb population in the south.
We currently rent a 2br/2 bath apartment with around 1100 square feet. We have parking (a parking lot, not assigned parking) and access to a pool and fitness center (has two treadmills and one elliptical and that’s it, so nothing huge). We are paying $910 a month.
We’ve been looking at house rents in this area and are realizing we can get a 3 bedroom house with a yard for what we’re currently paying! It’s not that our complex is the only overpriced one, either – it’s right in line with all the apartments.
Oh and our water and electric is probably $150 a month. We don’t have anything that runs using gas so we don’t have a bill for that.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2018 - City, State
HOLY CANNOLI. Well you guys are making me feel better that were not getting totally shafted. It’s just a huge sticker shock moving from nowhere, USA to downtown big city
Post # 8
Right now we are in our college town and we’ve lived in a 900sq ft, 2 bed 2 bath house with our own semi big back yard for $550 a month and about $250 for utilities.
We are moving after graduation this weekend to our new house. It’s about 1800 sq, large front yard, 2 car garage, 3 bed 2 bath house for $1300 and $300 utilities!
We are about an hour outside of Atlanta in both places, just different directions.
Post # 9
Hodgy527: We pay $1,500 a month for a 475 square foot two bedroom apartment. We live in NYC but we’ve moved a lot.
In Austin we paid $800 for a 600 square foot 1 bedroom.
In Boston we paid around $1700 for a 450 square foot 2 bedroom.
Post # 10
In virginia beach va we pay 1300 for a 2 bd 2 bath ( 1030 sq ft) in a really nice community with water,sewer,electric and cable/internet being $ 400.
Post # 11
Hodgy527: Do you have to live exactly downtown, or can you guys shift your search a tiny bit out and take the train, bus, or drive?
We couldn’t afford downtown living here. Our $900 rent would barely get us a studio apartment downtown, but 10 minutes out, we got 2 bedrooms.
Post # 12
Hodgy527: we pay about $1300 per month in Mississauga (west of Toronto) for a 900(ish) sq. ft apartment. That includes utilities and parking.
Post # 13
Hodgy527: I’d just peruse Craigslist listings to get a sense of what apartments are going for in the area and then if one you’re interested is around that range, you know you’re not getting screwed. I felt like we were getting screwed, but then looked at comps and it just so happens that it sucks for everyone.
Post # 14
- Wedding: Victoria Wedding Chapel
We live in a suburb of Detroit. $880 for a 1000 square foot 1 bedroom with washer and dryer, water included. It’s another $50-$110 for gas and electric, depending on the time of year.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2015 - Redondo Beach Historic Library
$1900 for a one-bedroom 850 square feet in Silver Spring, MD (DC area). Plus around $100-$150 for all utilities. It’s a nice new building right by public transportation and we actually consider our rent to be a great deal for a semi-luxury building in this area. (I checked our building’s website and they are selling the same model apartment for $2500 now!) I can’t wait to move to Baltimore where all our friends have enormous apartments or even entire rowhouses for $1200/month.
howsweetitis: 332 square feet for more than one person??