back to top

Here's What $1,000 A Month In Rent Will Get You In All 50 States

Damn, I'm moving.

Posted on

Finding an apartment you love can be HARD — especially on a budget. So we took to Craigslist to see just how far $1,000 would go in all 50 states. The stipulation: The apartments couldn't be shares, and they had to be in or reasonably close to the cities listed below. So how'd we do? The results may just surprise you...


1. Birmingham, AL — $1,000

Size: Two-bedroom, 1,350 sq. ft. apartment.

Neighborhood: Homewood

Amenities: This apartment is located in a complex that contains a pool, tennis courts, and a private fitness center. Also, the house has air conditioning, which is good because it's Alabama, people.


8. Wilmington, DE — $1,075

Size: One-bedroom, two-story apartment, 900 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: Trolly Square/Brandywine

Amenities: The apartment contains original hardwood floors and moldings AND you can use the house's stellar front porch swing.


12. Wa'a Wa', HI — $900

Size: One bedroom, one bath, 600 sq. ft.

Location: Puna

Amenities: Off-the-grid location on 3.5 acres of land replete with an orchard, gardens, and even chickens. EVEN CHICKENS. There's also Wi-Fi and satellite TV if you get lonely.

13. Boise, Idaho — $1,100

Size: Two bedrooms, 980 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: Meridian

Amenities: Brand new build with vaulted ceilings, in-apartment washer and dryers, and stainless steel appliances. Plus! The apartment complex has a pool and fitness center, covered parking, and a playground. When can we move in?


18. Louisville, KY — $949

Size: Two bedrooms, 1,288 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: New Albany

Amenities: The house includes a detached one-car garage with a space above it that you can use as a yoga studio or office or whatever. Plus it has a newly renovated bathroom and updated kitchen, and tons of newly restored woodwork throughout the house.

19. New Orleans, LA — $1,100

Size: Two bedrooms, one bathroom

Neighborhood: Uptown

Amenities: Newly renovated and with central air, within walking distance of tons of great local attractions. Also, did you notice those French doors?


22. Boston, MA — $1,000

Size: One bedroom, 1,050 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: ACTUALLY it's in Lowell.

Amenities: So it's damn near impossible to find a place in Boston proper for under $1,000 that's not a share. Godspeed to anyone trying.

24. Minneapolis, MN — $1,095

Size: One bedroom plus office, 850 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: Lake Calhoun

Amenities: All original vintage woodwork and hardwood floors, free membership to fitness center, and laundry in the building. Plus, a storage unit is included in the rent.

25. Hattiesburg, MS — $1,000

Size: Three-bedroom house, 1,300 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: Near the University of Southern Mississippi

Amenities: This house has 9-foot ceilings and includes an eat-in kitchen and special features like French doors and ceiling fans. There's also a one-car garage.

27. Billings, MT — $1,045

Size: Two bedrooms, 952 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: West End

Amenities: This recently remodeled apartment included all-new fixtures. It has its own in-unit washer and dryer and dishwasher, and the apartment complex has its own fitness center.

28. Lincoln, NE — $880

Size: One bedroom, 815 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: Downtown Lincoln

Amenities: A pool and clubhouse, a cyber café (lol), and outdoor grilling stations. Each apartment has its own washer and dryer and comes complete with walk-in closets, wood flooring, and air conditioning.

30. Nashua, NH — $1,050

Size: One bedroom, one bathroom

Neighborhood: North Nashua

Amenities: In a charming Victorian house, this apartment has wide pine floors and a walk-in closet. There's also a garden area in the yard and a washer and dryer in the common building area for tenant use.

33. New York, NY — $1,100

Size: One bedroom

Neighborhood: Pelham Bay, the Bronx

Amenities: Well, you TECHNICALLY live in NYC, so there's that. Plus, there's hardwood floors. Honestly it's pretty impossible to find an apartment in New York for less than a zillion dollars, let's be real.

36. Columbus, OH — $1,040

Size: Two bedrooms, 937 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: Northern Columbus

Amenities: There's a washer and dryer in the unit and off-street parking, too. Plus, each townhome has an attached garage and the complex has its own swimming pool.

37. Tulsa, OK — $1,100

Size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,500 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: LaFortune County Park

Amenities: This spacious apartment has basically everything you'd ever want, including a wet bar in the living room, laundry in the unit, a carport, and a pool in the complex.

42. Sioux Falls, SD — $1,100

Size: Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,156 sq. ft.

Neighborhood: Western Sioux Falls

Amenities: This recently rehabbed house includes a covered porch and hardwood floors along with central air and a two-car garage.