In places such as New York City and San Francisco, rents are high and apartments are tiny. Texas, on the other hand, is known for living large — but at what cost?
According to RentCafe, if you're shelling out $1,500 a month in Houston, you're luxuriating in 1,271 square feet. Put another way, that's $1.18 per square foot.
As far as Texas is concerned, you'll get the least amount of space for your $1,500 in Austin (1,049 square feet, or $1.43), while El Paso comes in under a dollar a square foot. Dallasites can expect comfy living quarters at 1,210 square feet, or $1.24 per square foot.
The situation is cheaper in Fort Worth, where you can get 1,389 square feet ($1.08 per square foot), almost the same as San Antonio's 1,376.
In pricey New York City, $1,500 will most likely get you a measly 274-square-foot studio. The average rent there is closer to $4,031, but that only translates to about 727 square feet.
Rentals are the biggest in Memphis, where you can have 1,948 square feet for $1,500 a month. On average, though, renters tend to go for much smaller units that only cost around $700.