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 $2,300. This dollar amount puts you squarely in studio territory -- since the average price of a one bedroom in the city is hovering upwards of $2,700. We still found some one bedrooms out there for this week's price, but is space everything? You tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck?
? Kicking things off this week is exactly what you'd expect: a small studio in an iconic San Francisco. This $2,225/month studio may be tiny, but with its location just a few blocks off of Alamo Square, you have to value public living space over private. The corner bay windows layer on some additional classic charm, and the large closet means you can hopefully squirrel away enough of your belongings to enjoy the few square feet you have. Plus, you can have your pets -- for some extra dollars each month. "Pet rent" is $50/month for cats and $75/month for dogs.
? Next up isa tiny but nice junior one bedroom in Hayes Valley for $2,350/month. It's probably not that much bigger than the Alamo Square unit above, but at least the kitchen and bedroom are separated from the living space. Added bonuses: an actual remodel in the kitchen, clean bathroom, and french doors. No parking, laundry on-site. And it's semi-pet friendly: cats only.
? On the opposite end of the spectrum, this $2,295/month cottage apartment in the Sunset has a whopping two bedrooms. Located in the back of a small apartment complex, it has a private entrance, yard, and storage shed. The bathroom and kitchen have been remodeled, though they're nothing to write home about. Cats and dogs are allowed, though for the latter you'll need renters insurance for $250k. How much extra does that cost per month?
? Somewhere in the middle is this $2,250/month one bedroom in the Mission. It's a true one bedroom, with a bedroom that will fit a queen and a living room that will fit a couch (albeit a small one). The kitchen, on the other hand, is a bit of a nightmare. But when you live in the Mission you eat out every night anyway, right?
? Finally, we'll stretch the budget a bit for this $2,395/month pet-friendly one bedroom in the Inner Richmond. The kitchen doesn't have stainless or granite, but it's large with a bunch of storage. Overall, a spacious true one bedroom with classic San Francisco details. And there's a nice laundry room on-site.