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What $1,600 Rents You in Los Angeles Right Now

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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: $1,600.

↑ This 400-square-foot studio just off the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood comes partially furnished with that sweet Murphy bed, so there's one less thing to buy for your new apartment. In fact, unless you're upgrading from a 300-square-foot studio, you're probably not going to have to buy anything for your move to this cute, compact spot. The kitchen is not at all claustrophobic, and comes with a stainless steel fridge and stove; the bathroom's got a tub and a shower and chic tile. Pet-friendly, the apartment rents for $1,595.


↑ This one-bedroom north of the 210 in Pasadena is more than 1,000 square feet, and comes with its own one-car garage behind the complex. Inside, the upper-floor apartment has air conditioning (looks like a wall unit), a large kitchen with what looks like a lot of storage space, and a big walk-in closet. Rent is $1,700.


↑ Just a couple blocks west of Franklin and Highland in Hollywood, this two-bedroom apartment comes with what will definitely become an outdoor smoking area (i.e. a small back patio with no view except of your neighbor's junk stored on their adjoining patio). It's got a sizeable kitchen with stainless steel appliances, odd accent tiles in the shower, and lots of closet space. Rent is $1,500.


↑ This two-bedroom apartment offers a cat-friendly spot right in the mix of all the cultural fun that the North Hollywood Arts District has to offer. The unit has central air and heat, a dishwasher, two parking spots, two full bathrooms, and a balcony. (These photos are of a "highly similar" unit, though, so don't get too attached.) The building also has a pool and on-site laundry. Rent is $1,700.


↑ Lucky you, getting a chance to live in "the most prestigious and upscale Beverly Hills sub-market," thanks to this cute little studio near Doheny and Santa Monica Boulevard. Who could resist that awesome curving wall of windows in the living room? The kitchen looks like it's going to be pretty small, and there are no frills in the bathroom, but overall this space is still very charming. There's on-site laundry, carport parking (likely for a fee), and a policy of feline friendliness. Rent is $1,545.

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