Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for around a certain dollar amount in various Los Angeles neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Our friends at Zumper have helped us out with listings for today's price: $2,000.
↑ Located inside the Beaux Arts Higgins Building (which houses the Edison club and several eateries), this 800-square-foot loft on the Historic Core/Civic Center border comes with 24-hour security and a rooftop deck. There isn't any mention of parking, though, so proceed with caution. The rent is $2,050.
↑ A bright unit in a "50's style" building, this West Hollywood two-bedroom has on-site laundry, vintage hardwood floors, and parking (one space). Unfortunately, there are no pets allowed. The rent is $1,950.
↑ Though it's the size of a studio apartment (550 square feet), this freestanding one-bedroom, one-bathroom "1915 Bungalow Guest House" in Echo Park has tall ceilings and a private yard to keep claustrophobia at bay. There are two parking spaces and air conditioning, as well, all for $2,000.
↑ The Van Nuys complex in which this two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse is located was built just this year, so the apartment's probably still got that new-unit smell. The two-story residence has two underground parking spaces and in-unit laundry. Nice! Rent is $1,950.
↑ The photos here are of a "nearly identical apartment" to the upper-floor, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Santa Monica that's actually for rent. So imagine these hardwood floors, the closet space, and the big windows, but imagine them up a flight or two of stairs. There is only street parking (with a permit), but a spot in a "garden-style" apartment building a few blocks from the beach for just $1,900 is still pretty good.