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What $1,300 rents in Los Angeles right now

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Options include studios in Downtown, Burbank, and Los Feliz

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $150 of today’s price, $1,300. Vote for your favorite below!


In the old Hotel Bristol, a building constructed in 1906, this very tiny studio measures just 180 square feet. There’s no closet, and there’s only a sink and mini fridge for a kitchen, but it does have a full bathroom and a large window with city views. Located in the heart of DTLA, there’s a Cassell’s Burgers on the ground-floor, and the Freehand Hotel, Golden Gopher, and Whole Foods are mere steps away. It’s renting for $1,200.

Los Feliz

Here’s another compact studio in a walkable location, near Hillhurst Avenue’s restaurants, bars, and shops. This charming unit comes in at 300 square feet and holds hardwood floors in the main room and vintage kitchen tile. It’s renting for $1,300.


There’s a space available inside the brick-clad Alvarado Apartments, off James M. Wood Boulevard. Walking distance to MacArthur Park and the Metro station, the studio has hardwood floors and a full kitchen and bathroom. It’s renting for $1,200.

Kitchen with white cabinets and a small stove on the right.
Living room with two vertical windows parallel to each other, and a ceiling fan.

For a studio, this unit has a decent amount of closet space. It also has a fair amount of natural light, a kitchen with ample cabinets and a small stove, and a bathroom lined with subway tile. The pet-friendly apartment is renting for $1,295.


Over the hill, this bright studio is part of a large complex with a pool and features a wood-beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and AC—a must for the Valley. The kitchen is fully outfitted with a stove and fridge. It’s renting for $1,395.


Which studio would you rent?

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  • 7%
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    Los Feliz
    (619 votes)
  • 5%
    (136 votes)
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    (287 votes)
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