What Your New York Rent Could Get You In These Other Places Around The World

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The average New York City one-bedroom apartment costs $2,852 per month. We took this grandiose total and compared it with apartments — both one-bedroom and two-bedroom — in other cities across America and beyond. These figures come from Rent Jungle, current as of July 2016.

Prepare to be depressed.

Note: All numbers below are one-month figures.

COMPARING WITH OTHER U.S. CITIES

Pueblo, CO: $555
You could live in 5.1 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $684 (You could afford 4.2 two-bedroom apartments for NYC’s one-bedroom price)
Total savings per month: $2,297

Fort Wayne, IN: $597
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You could live in 4.8 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $830 (You could afford 3.4 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,255

Davenport, IA: $633
You could live in 4.5 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $737 (You could afford 3.8 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,219

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Tulsa, OK: $684
You could live in 4.2 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $862 (You could afford 3.3 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,168

Little Rock, AR: $723
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You could live in 4 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $876 (You could afford 3.3 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,129

Boise, ID: $771
You could live in 3.7 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $916 (You could afford 3.1 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,081

What You Could Buy With $2,081:
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Memphis, TN: $784
You could live in 3.6 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $896 (You could afford 3.2 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,068

Tallahassee, FL: $804
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You could live in 3.5 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $847 (You could afford 3.4 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,048

Detroit, MI: $837
You could live in 3.4 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $958 (You could afford 3 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $2,015

What You Could Buy With $2,015:
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Columbus, OH: $887
You could live in 3.2 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Two-bedroom: $1,056 (You could afford 2.7 2-BR apartments for NYC’s 1-BR price)
Total savings: $1,965

COMPARING WITH CITIES OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Belfast, Northern Ireland: $884
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You could live in 3.2 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $1,968

Dresden, Germany: $939
You could live in 3 one-bedroom apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $1,913

What You Could Buy With $1,913:
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Florence, Italy: $1,128
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You could live in 2.5 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $1,724

Madrid, Spain: $1,214
You could live in 2.3 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $1,638

What You Could Buy With $1,638:
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Liverpool, United Kingdom: $1,649
You could live in 1.7 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $1,203

COMPARING WITH THE THIRD WORLD

Tijuana, Mexico: $205
You could afford 7 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $2,647

Medellin, Colombia: $199
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You could afford 14 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $2,653

Damascus, Syria: $197
You could afford 14 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $2,655

Oskemen, Kazakhstan: $130
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You could afford 22 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $2,722

Mogadishu, Somalia: $50
You could afford 57 apartments for NYC’s price
Total savings: $2802

What You Can Buy For $2,802:
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