Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour the San Francisco's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. This week, we're investigating apartments listed for $1,800/month. This is the first time we've looked at rentals below $2,000/month -- which means we'll mostly be talking about studios. The questions are: What locations can you get? And what will they look like inside? You tell us what looks like the most bang for your buck.
? We'll start in the Tenderloin, where this studio is actually under-budget at $1,725. It's outfitted with a sleeping loft with extra storage beneath it and a kitchen that's spacious enough to actually open the cabinets and walk around. The floors are hardwood and the bathroom has been nicely re-tiled. There's also laundry on-site.
? Next, we'll head slightly west of the Loin to the Civic Center, where this pet-friendly studio is listed for $1,795/month. It's also got hardwood, and the kitchen has some new stainless appliances. There's also a walk-in closet and laundry in the building. It's located on Van Ness, which means convenient public transit but probably a lot of noise, too.
? Next, we'll hike out to the Outer Sunset, where $1,795/month can get you this one bedroom, which has parking included. The kitchen and bathroom are straight out of the 1970s and the entire unit lacks San Francisco charm. But at least it has hardwood. And did we mention it includes parking?
? Now we'll head to Laurel Village, where this studio is listed for $1,795/month. This unit is loaded -- perhaps overloaded -- with 1920s character with some 1970s touches (such as the kitchen floor). Laundry in the building and a good, walkable location.
? Finally, we're stretching the budget a little bit to take you to Cow Hollow, where this one bedroom is going for $1,899/month. The unit looks like it lacks finishes and privacy -- located on the ground floor, its windows make for nice light but also for complete transparency to any other tenant coming and going from the yard. The parquet floors and gas stove in the kitchen are nice, though, and there's laundry in the building.