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: $2,300.
↑ In the Outer Richmond, $2300 a month will get you a proper one-bedroom with hardwood floors, bay windows, and "a huge walk-in closet the size of some New York apartments!" We can't vouch for the last bit, but the idea of a closet that's not doubling as a bedroom is appealing. The kitchen was recently remodeled, and while it doesn't have a dishwasher it does have a "charming spice rack." Parking is included and there's laundry in the building. Sorry, no animals allowed.
↑ $2250/month in the Upper Haight gets you a teeny-tiny studio that clocks in at 325 square feet. Pros include a brand-new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and all utilities are included in the rent, even Comcast cable and WiFi. No parking, no pets, no laundry. The apartment has direct access to the shared backyard.
↑ Coming in under budget at $2250 per month, this one-bedroom in Twin Peaks seems cozy but still on the larger size for the price. There's berber carpet throughout and a well-maintained kitchen. Super bonus: It would appear that this unit is over a garage with no apartment above it, so you needn't worry about annoying or noisy neighbors below or above you. No parking or pets, but there is laundry in the building.
↑ A quintessential San Francisco studio in the Marina can be yours for $2,300/month. It's quintessential because it has hardwood floors, bay windows, and a charming and vintage kitchen. There's even a separate dining area with a built-in china cabinet. Building highlights include a shared roof deck. No pets or parking, but there is laundry in the building.
↑ The bottom line is that this two-bedroom apartment in the Inner Sunset is not aesthetically impressive at all, but it is a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco for $2,250/month. It also clocks in at a spacious 800 square feet. No pets, no parking, and no mention of laundry.