Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour the San Francisco's rental listings to see what your monthly rent will get you across the city. This week, we're investigating apartments listed for $2,200. This dollar amount will most comfortably accommodate a single person – or perhaps a young couple who don't mind a tight squeeze. What looks like the most bang for the buck? You tell us.
? We'll kick things off in the Mission, where this quiet studio with separate dining area is going for $2,100/month. Though small, the unit is bright, with original hardwood floors and four windows. It's also located on the very hip Valencia Street. No parking for your car, but there is parking for your bike. And did we mention that the closet is huge?
? In Noe Valley, this pet-friendly one bedroom is going for $2,095/month. Make no mistake – the unit is tiny: the bedroom fits a queen bed and no more, and the kitchen barely gives you enough space to open the oven. But its perks include on-site laundry and a shared garden for your pet to run around in. Parking is also available for an additional $200/month.
? If what you really need is space, head to the Outer Sunset, where this sizeable but charmless two bedroom is going for $2,195/month. The living room is huge, the kitchen is huge, and we're going to imagine that the bedrooms are pretty generous as well. Plus, you get a shared yard (though your pets are not allowed in this one) and one parking space.
? In Potrero Hill, this quirky one bedroom is going for $2,195/month. The building is small, and offers hardwood floors and on-site laundry. The eat-in kitchen is this unit's highlight: it looks generously sized for an otherwise small apartment and features new cabinets and a gas stove. But we hope they'll paint when the current tenant moves out.
? Finally, if you can stretch your budget, you can find classic San Francisco charm in Cole Valley, where this top-floor one bedroom is listed for $2,300/month. The living room features a fireplace and a bay window, and the kitchen offers vintage built-ins and a breakfast nook. Square footage is not specified, but the listing promises that the bedroom will fit a king bed and furnishings, and that the living room can accommodate a sectional. You also get on-site laundry and a shared yard, but again, no pets. - Mallory Farrugia