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?
Renters in Austin get less for their money than any other big city in the Lone Star State. According to RentCafe, $1,500 a month in Austin will get you 1,049 square feet of space, which is $1.43 per square foot, the highest in the state.
You'll get the most space for your $1,500 in Fort Worth (1,389 square feet, or $1.08 per square foot). San Antonio comes in right behind, at 1,376 square feet.
Houstonians can expect comfy living quarters of 1,271 square feet for $1,500 a month ($1.18 per square foot), while Dallasites get 1,210 square feet. In El Paso, the price per square foot comes in at under a dollar.
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, Tennessee, 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.