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Rent Battle: What You Can Get in San Francisco vs. New York

For the past year or so, New York and San Francisco have been battling it out for the dubious title of America's Most Expensive City For Renters. Given NYC's rising rents, it was somewhat reassuring to learn that the Big Apple actually plays second fiddle to San Francisco when it comes to citywide median rents. Here now, Curbed SF takes a closer look at what various rental prices will get you on both coasts. What did we learn? It's nearly impossible to find something for $1,500/month in either city, but as the prices approach the $3,000 mark, suddenly the options in New York start looking practically droolworthy to San Franciscans.

Compare and contrast how far your rent dollars go in each city >>