Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $3,500.
↑ Slightly under budget at $3,450/month is this 850-square-foot one-bedroom in Pacific Heights. Yes, the kitchen is outdated, but it's spacious and has a gigantic window that overlooks a garden. Other highlights include hardwood flooring throughout, Victorian architectural elements, and a Carrara marble bathroom complete with window. Cats are OK, dogs are not. There's no mention of parking.
↑ Want the illusion of spaciousness and close proximity to Caltrain? Then this bilevel loft in Potrero Hill for $3,500/month is what you're looking for. The main living area has 18-foot ceilings, and there are one-point-five bathrooms. Pets are OK with an "additional monthly assessment fee." Garage parking is available, but the listing doesn't say how much it'll cost ya.
↑ Yes, a two-bedroom made it onto this list. Coming in at $3,500/month, this Tendernob apartment clocks in at 950 square feet and has two actual bedrooms. The listing tells us the unit's been updated, but it's sort of a hodgepodge of design elements. No pets, no parking, no laundry.
↑ This is an odd listing, but it is its very own house. In the Outer Richmond, $3,475/month will get you three whole bedrooms in this single-family house, but there's a catch. "No other tenants. You will be the Only tenant in the building." So, those other two bedrooms? No idea. Parking and laundry is in the garage. Pets will be considered with a pet deposit.
↑ And finally, just on the edge of Diamond Heights in Noe Valley, you can get a pet-friendly one-bedroom for $3,495. It's recently remodeled and has one and a half bathrooms. There are also sweeping views of the city from the main living area. Parking is available in the garage for an additional $200/month.