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

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6. Manhattan, New York
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 1,694,251
> Apartment space for $1,500: 262 square feet – the fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $4,269 – the highest on list
> Average apartment size: 745 square feet – 5th fewest on list

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7. Phoenix, Arizona
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 1,658,422
> Apartment space for $1,500: 804 square feet – 22nd fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $1,494 – 25th lowest on list
> Average apartment size: 801 square feet – 15th fewest on list

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8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 1,581,531
> Apartment space for $1,500: 679 square feet – 15th fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $1,760 – 18th highest on list
> Average apartment size: 797 square feet – 14th fewest on list

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9. San Antonio, Texas
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 1,529,133
> Apartment space for $1,500: 1,061 square feet – 10th greatest on list
> Apartment rent: $1,210 – 13th lowest on list
> Average apartment size: 856 square feet – 21st greatest on list

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10. San Diego, California
> Total population (2016-2020 5-year estimate): 1,414,545
> Apartment space for $1,500: 493 square feet – 11th fewest on list
> Apartment rent: $2,662 – 8th highest on list
> Average apartment size: 875 square feet – 18th greatest on list

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