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What $2,000 Rent Gets You In San Francisco Vs. Everywhere Else

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1. For $1,900 a month, you could live in a house of 30 people in SoMa.

Yes, 30! (Is that a bunk bed? I think so!)
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Yes, 30! (Is that a bunk bed? I think so!)

...or you could rent this entire five-bedroom, 3.5-bath house in Austin, Texas.

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/Austin-TX/house,mobile_type/80097017_zpid/10221_rid/468261-535156_price/1750-2000_mp/30.634958,-97.119141,29.980512,-98.381196_rect/9_zm/2_p/?3col=true

It has a fireplace and 2,736 square feet.

2. For $2,000/month, you could live with "chill people seeking chill people" in Nob Hill (read: Tenderloin). There are no photos!

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Or for less than that, you could rent this three-bedroom house in Cape Coral, Florida.

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/Cape-Coral-FL/house,mobile_type/45427222_zpid/30742_rid/468261-535156_price/1750-2000_mp/pool_att/26.83173,-81.681977,26.493005,-82.313004_rect/10_zm/?3col=true

It has its own heated pool and room to park your boat (which you could probably afford now) for easy access to the Gulf of Mexico.

3. For $1,990, you can live in this room in a house of six "techies" in the Castro.

Or you could rent out this entire two-bedroom townhome in Nashville.

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/Nashville-TN/townhouse_type/2108820026_zpid/6118_rid/468261-535156_price/1750-2000_mp/36.432055,-86.257096,36.126505,-86.888123_rect/10_zm/?3col=true

It has two (!) gated parking spaces, a greenspace, a rooftop deck, and a brand-new washer and dryer in unit.

4. For $1,529 in Potrero, you could rent this one-room office.

If you keep it on the down low and you own a sleeping bag, you could probably sleep there, too. Score!
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If you keep it on the down low and you own a sleeping bag, you could probably sleep there, too. Score!

You could also rent this seven-bedroom mountain home in Idaho.

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/ID/house,mobile_type/89963832_zpid/20_rid/340217-544347_price/1250-2000_mp/globalrelevanceex_sort/49.688955,-104.051514,41.203456,-124.244385_rect/5_zm/

You'll have to endure watching cute deer out your window while you relax by the fireplace, though.

5. $1,900 a month will get you this bedroom in the Marina, located near plenty of frat bros but no public transportation.

Or this could be your apartment building in SoCal.

http://www.zillow.com/b/the-crossing-anaheim-ca-5XjV4V/?3col=true

You'll have to share the pool and cabanas, but you can afford a nice car, because you're only paying $1,300 rent for a one-bedroom.

6. For $1,800, this could be your view of the Tenderloin.

Oooooooh.

Or for 1,600 euros a month, you could rent this one-bedroom in Paris. So airy!

http://www.paris-apartment-rent.com/1bedroom/audrey.html
http://www.paris-apartment-rent.com/1bedroom/audrey.html

7. For $1,895, this could be your living room in Potrero.

But for only $1,500 USD monthly, you could rent this home in Costa Rica with a pool and spectacular sunset views.

https://www.propertiesincostarica.com/properties/esparza/for_rent/familyhome_with_beautiful_views_for_long_or_short_term_rentals.html
https://www.propertiesincostarica.com/properties/esparza/for_rent/familyhome_with_beautiful_views_for_long_or_short_term_rentals.html

Oh.

8. There's this situation.

Or there's this three-bedroom cabin in the woods in Maine.

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/ME/house,mobile_type/112636997_zpid/28_rid/406508-542011_price/1500-2000_mp/53.080827,-57.260743,35.978006,-97.646485_rect/4_zm/?3col=true
http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/ME/house,mobile_type/112636997_zpid/28_rid/406508-542011_price/1500-2000_mp/53.080827,-57.260743,35.978006,-97.646485_rect/4_zm/?3col=true

It's complete with its own waterfall and sunroom.

9. This $1,600 bedroom in Hayes Valley has no door, but you can use a curtain for privacy!

But for only $1,500, you could also get this five-bedroom house in Montana. It has SIX bathrooms!

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/MT/house,mobile_type/2121137547_zpid/35_rid/406558-542078_price/1500-2000_mp/50.729501,-99.953614,42.415346,-120.146485_rect/5_zm/?3col=true

Oh yeah, and 10 acres of property. And a three-car garage.

It's OK, though! It's fine, guys. It's totally fine. Everything's great. Really.

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