Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Our friends at Zumper have helped us out with five listings within $100 of today's price: $1,950.
↑ Fully furnished unit alert! Occupying the first floor of this "Impressive Upscale Property" in West LA, this one-bedroom has large closets, real hardwood floors, and granite countertops. It does not have a stove or assigned parking. Who needs those things anyway? The rent's $1,900 a month.
↑ Located on the fringes of Silver Lake, near East Hollywood, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment features "controlled access" into the building, a gym, an on-site laundry room, AND acceptance of your small pet. The kitchen isn't the size of a closet, the closets aren't the size of one of those cabinets that an ironing board folds up into; the square footage isn't listed, but overall the unit looks spacious. The only potential downside to living here is that you have to rely on street parking. Still, for $1,995 a month, it's a pretty nice deal.
↑ Sprawling out over 1,150 square feet in Palms, this two-bedroom with balcony comes with two assigned parking spots and air conditioning, plus walk-in closets and a brand-new kitchen (countertops, fixtures, cabinets). Cats are ok and there's in-unit laundry too. Rent is $2,050 a month.
↑ So fresh is the paint on this condo in Baldwin Hills that the blue painter's tape is still up. The description is not as flowery as most listings, but it's clear that the pet-friendly two-bedroom in a newer-looking building has a balcony and two bathrooms in its 1,000 square feet. Rent is $1,900.
↑ Looking for an apartment that will provide "Everything you will need to make your friends jealous ... at your finger tips"? Who isn't? Well, look no further. This one-bedroom in West Hollywood has air conditioning, a dishwasher, a balcony, garage parking, a dry sauna, and a gym. The rent for the 680-square-foot space is $2,020.