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    Here's How Much An Average One-Bedroom Costs In 30 Major US Cities

    I guess I'm moving to Omaha?

    In 2018, the average rent for a one-bedroom across the US was $1,140. So we wanted to find out: How do some major cities across the country fare?

    *pours one out for friends getting by in NYC and San Francisco*

    All average monthly rents listed are for a one-bedroom, per's "2019 National Apartment Rent Price Analysis." I repeat: The below prices are for average monthly rent in each city, which means that while super-central luxury one-bedrooms may skew that number a bit in many markets, you can also find housing further away from the city center — or places that haven't had brand-new renovations — for a more bargain-friendly price. It's totally feasible, for example, to find a lovely, livable one-bedroom in New York City (I see you, Queens!) for half the average reported rent of $4,164, and same goes for San Francisco and Boston. For the sake of consistency, we stuck with the data pulled by the same source over the same time period.

    Either way you slice should seriously be considering whether a move to Indianapolis or San Antonio is worth the cost of living!

    1. Atlanta, Georgia: average rent is $1,575. This 811-square-foot apartment is $1,600.

    Amenities: Floor-to-ceiling windows and private balcony overlooking city views, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryer, hardwood floors. Luxury building with 24/7 concierge, gated parking space, and additional storage space; access to clubhouse, pool, and fitness center. Free bus to Marta rail station.

    Location: The heart of Atlantic Station.

    2. Austin, Texas: average rent is $1,307. This 590-square-foot apartment is $1,285.

    Amenities: Washer/dryer, dishwasher, stainless-steel appliances, bay windows built-in bookshelves, fireplace, building with fitness center, spa, pool, volleyball court, close access to walking/biking trails, pet-friendly.

    Location: The South Congress neighborhood.

    3. Baltimore, Maryland: average rent is $1,491. This 1,100-square-foot apartment is $1,450.

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    Amenities: Hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, washer-dryer, pets on case-by-case basis.

    Location: Fells Point, Baltimore.

    4. Boston, Massachusetts: average rent is $3,252. This 1,320-square-foot apartment is $3,150.

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    Amenities: Penthouse loft with hardwood flooring throughout, in-unit washer-dryer, walk-in bedroom closet, two private outdoor spaces with city views.

    Location: Columbia Point, Boston.

    5. Charlotte, North Carolina: average rent is $1,162. This 625-square-foot apartment is $1,125.

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    Amenities: Walk-in closet, balcony access from living room and bedroom, parking, fitness center, pool.

    Location: Elizabeth, minutes from uptown Charlotte.

    6. Chicago, Illinois: average rent is $1,918. This 750-square-foot apartment is $1,850.

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    Amenities: Building has pool, sundeck, fitness room, and 24-hour door staff; cat-friendly, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.

    Location: The heart of Gold Coast.

    7. Columbus, Ohio: average rent is $1,034. This 1,100-square-foot apartment is $1,000.

    Amenities: Fully renovated with stainless-steel appliances, dishwasher, hardwood floors, in-unit washer/dryer; parking and storage space included.

    Location: Old North Columbus, six blocks from OSU North Campus.

    8. Denver, Colorado: average rent is $1,694. Get this 692-square-foot apartment for $1,645.

    Amenities: Modern kitchen with dishwasher, stainless-steel appliances, island, and custom cabinetry; cat- and small dog–friendly.

    Location: The Platt Park neighborhood.

    9. Detroit, Michigan: average rent is $1,270. Get this 675-square-foot apartment for $1,170.,

    Amenities: Faux hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings, ample storage space, large kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, microwave, dishwasher, and shaker cabinets.

    Location: Downtown Detroit.

    10. Houston, Texas: average rent is $1,231. This 928-square-foot apartment is $1,266.

    Amenities: Patio/balcony, hardwood floors, granite countertops, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, built-in bookshelves, 24/7 fitness center, parking, pet-friendly.

    Location: Greater Uptown.

    11. Indianapolis, Indiana: average rent is $897. This 650-square-foot apartment is $850.


    Amenities: Newly renovated throughout; cat- and small dog–friendly.

    Location: The Near Northside neighborhood.

    12. Jacksonville, Florida: average rent is $976. This 700-square-foot apartment is $925.

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    Amenities: Private gated community, bamboo flooring throughout, custom master closet, renovated bathroom, washer-dryer, balcony, detached garage, 24/7 fitness center, lakeside gazebo, pet-friendly.

    Location: Southside, Jacksonville.

    13. Kansas City, Missouri: average rent is $1,132. This 639-square-foot apartment is $1,095.


    Amenities: Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, LVT flooring, large balcony, in-unit washer/dryer, brick accent walls, 24/7 fitness center, pet-friendly, and parking, basic Google Fiber internet, water, sewer, and trash included.

    Location: South Plaza, near UMKC.

    14. Las Vegas, Nevada: average rent is $1,068. This 745-square-foot apartment is $1,045.


    Amenities: Gated community with pool, clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, dog park, and business center; vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer, pet-friendly.

    Location: Rancho Viejo, not far from the Las Vegas Strip.

    15. Los Angeles, California: average rent is $2,728. This 774-square-foot apartment is $2,718.

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    Amenities: Wood flooring, dishwasher, washer/dryer; building houses an outdoor pool, terraced lounge, outdoor cinema, dog park, fitness center, yoga studio, and indoor parking.

    Location: Downtown LA.

    16. Louisville, Kentucky: average rent is $951. This 820-square-foot apartment is $875.

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    Amenities: Tall ceilings, new windows, fresh paint, hardwood floors, central AC, covered front and back porch, fireplace, in-unit laundry hookups, clawfoot tub with shower surround, pet-friendly.

    Location: Deer Park, Louisville.

    17. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: average rent is $1,353. This 780-square-foot apartment is $1,250.

    Amenities: Balcony, dishwasher, on-site laundry, fitness center, assigned parking spot in heated garage; heat, water, sewer, and trash included.

    Location: The Murray Hill neighborhood.

    18. Minneapolis, Minnesota: average rent is $1,498. This 956-square-foot apartment is $1,400.

    Amenities: In-unit washer/dryer, updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, indoor parking, pet-friendly.

    Location: Stevens Square, minutes from both downtown and uptown.

    19. Nashville, Tennessee: average rent is $1,408. This 864-square-foot apartment is $1,395.

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    Amenities: Kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and glass tile backsplash; walk-in closet with built-ins; bathroom with garden Jacuzzi tub. Community amenities include clubhouse, saltwater pool, and fitness room.

    Location: Melrose.

    20. New Orleans, Louisiana: average rent is $1,418. This 675-square-foot apartment is $1,350.

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    Amenities: Updated kitchen, hardwood floors, extra-large shared courtyard with private entrance, water and trash service included, pet-friendly.

    Location: The heart of the French Quarter.

    21. New York, New York: average rent is $4,164. This 650-square-foot apartment is $4,177.

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    Amenities: Floor-to-ceiling windows, custom closets, kitchens with Italian cabinetry, in-unit washer/dryer; building has fitness center, pool, spa, and parking; pet-friendly.

    Location: Midtown East.

    22. Omaha, Nebraska: average rent is $892. This 650-square-foot apartment is $845.

    Amenities: Private off-street parking, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, laundry room in building, pet-friendly.

    Location: Leavenworth, walking distance from Midtown Crossing.

    23. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: average rent is $1,968. This 1,082-square-foot apartment is $1,925.

    Elise Lemay / Ocf Realty Llc / Via

    Amenities: Exposed brick, state-of-the-art finishes, central air, washer/dryer in unit, tall windows, hardwood floors throughout; kitchen has updated appliances, including garbage disposal, stainless-steel dishwasher, refrigerator, gas cooking stove/oven, and microwave; bedroom has large closet and Juliette balcony.

    Location: The heart of Old City.

    24. Phoenix, Arizona: average rent is $990. This 700-square-foot apartment is $1,000.

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    Amenities: Fully renovated, with Wi-Fi and basic DirecTV included; dishwasher, electric stove, built-in microwave, laminate flooring, on-site laundry.

    Location: Evanston, the outskirts of downtown Phoenix.

    25. Portland, Oregon: average rent is $1,644. This 823-square-foot apartment is $1,595.

    Amenities: Patio, laminate flooring in kitchen, off-street parking, wood-burning fireplace, pet-friendly.

    Location: Southwest Portland, walking distance to OHSU.

    26. San Antonio, Texas: average rent is $925. This 816-square-foot apartment is $965.

    Amenities: Renovated kitchen and bathroom, washer/dryer, keyless security door locks, updated air and heating, new roof, energy-saving tankless water heaters, hardwood floors, new flooring in kitchen and bathroom, off-street covered parking, patio area with barbecue, picnic table, and solar night lighting.

    Location: Jefferson, 5–10 minutes from downtown.

    27. San Diego, California: average rent is $2,300. This 700-square-foot apartment is $2,195.

    Amenities: Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Petco Park and downtown San Diego, in-unit washer/dryer, bamboo floors, updated bathroom, granite countertops in kitchen and bathroom, balcony/patio.

    Location: East Village.

    28. San Francisco, California: average rent is $3,765. This 500-square-foot apartment is $3,695.

    Amenities: Kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, dishwasher, and electric stove; in-unit washer/dryer; refurbished barn door; built-in bedroom storage bench in addition to closet; wide plank flooring throughout; remodeled bathroom; access to shared outdoor space; pet-friendly.

    Location: Misson Dolores.

    29. Seattle, Washington: average rent is $2,150. This 630-square-foot apartment is $2,050.

    Amenities: Fully furnished; hardwood floors, fireplace, in-unit washer/dryer, private balcony; building has rooftop deck and hot tub.

    Location: South Lake Union.

    30. Washington, DC: average rent is $2,418. This 1,012-square-foot apartment is $2,350.

    Amenities: Hardwood flooring throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryer.

    Location: Downtown DC.

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