Special Report

How Much Living Space $1,500 Gets You in America's Largest Cities

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1. Los Angeles, California
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 3,973,278
> Apartment space for $1,500: 454 square feet – 7th fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $2,613 – 9th highest on list
> Average apartment size: 791 square feet – 12th fewest on list

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2. Brooklyn, New York
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 2,736,074
> Apartment space for $1,500: 357 square feet – 4th fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $3,061 – 4th highest on list
> Average apartment size: 728 square feet – 3rd fewest on list

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3. Chicago, Illinois
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 2,699,347
> Apartment space for $1,500: 540 square feet – 13th fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $2,080 – 13th highest on list
> Average apartment size: 749 square feet – 7th fewest on list

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4. Queens, New York
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 2,405,464
> Apartment space for $1,500: 399 square feet – 5th fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $2,732 – 7th highest on list
> Average apartment size: 726 square feet – 2nd fewest on list

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5. Houston, Texas
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 2,313,238
> Apartment space for $1,500: 1,059 square feet – 12th greatest on list
> Apartment rent: $1,247 – 15th lowest on list
> Average apartment size: 880 square feet – 15th greatest on list

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