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: $3,000.
↑ You're going to have to pay up if you want to live in a choice area of San Francisco. In this case it's Nob Hill, and $2,995/month will get you a tiny, albeit fancy, studio apartment. Property highlights: the building's lobby is gorgeous and the unit has its own washer and dryer. There's no parking and no mention of pets.
↑ This is a pretty sweet spot if you want to live within walking distance of the beach in the Outer Sunset. It's also off of Taraval Street so you're really close to shops and restaurants. The 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is on the top floor and is asking $2,995/month. There's a working fireplace! Parking and extra storage are included; there are hookups for a washing machine and dryer; no pets are allowed.
↑ In Pacific Heights, this gorgeous 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is available for $3,050/month. It's located on the top floor and has two entrances. The apartment is packed with architectural details, but sadly the kitchen—while spacious—leaves a lot to be desired. No parking; laundry's in the building; there's no mention of pets.
↑ For exactly $3,000/month, you can live in this recently remodeled studio in the heart of Hayes Valley. It's on the first floor (no stairs!), has hardwood floors, and a little nook that could be a home office area. No parking or pets; there are laundry facilities in the building.
↑ What appears to be an inlaw in a pretty adorable c. 1890 Cow Hollow Victorian is on the market for $2,950/month. The 1-bedroom has low ceilings and bad light, so we're thinking it's very likely an inlaw. The flooring is a combo of carpet and hardwood. No pets, parking, or laundry.