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: $2,500.
↑ Clocking in at 520 square feet, this top-floor studio in Pacific Heights has a skylight and a decently sized private balcony. It's just under budget at $2,495/month. There's a lot of natural light thanks to the many windows. Other highlights include a gas fireplace. Lowlights include a pretty uninspiring bathroom. Cats will be considered, but there's no laundry or parking.
↑ In the Inner Richmond, $2,500/month can get you this top-floor one-bedroom. It's got gleaming hardwood floors, what appears to be a pretty spacious kitchen for the price, and one-car parking in the garage. Unfortunately, there's no laundry in the building and pets aren't allowed.
↑ If funky is what you desire, check out this live-work space in a converted lumber mill in Bayview. $2,500/month gets you just under 800 square feet of raw space. High ceilings, hardwood floors, lots of quirk … it's all here. There's no mention of pets, parking, or laundry.
↑ This one-bedroom in Mission Dolores is available for $2,495/month. It's quintessential San Francisco: hardwood floors throughout, lots of funky built-ins, tall ceilings, and a clawfoot tub in the bathroom. There's laundry in the building and cats are negotiable, but parking isn't available.
↑ Despite the beige carpet throughout and outdated kitchen, this one-bedroom apartment in the Inner Sunset has some great perks. There's a pretty large private porch that the entrance is on, and we're especially fond of the glass front door. There's on-site coin-operated laundry, but sadly no pets are allowed. The unit does come with one carport parking space.