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How much space $1,500 rents you in D.C.

Barely anything in comparison to cities like Detroit and El Paso

To get the most bang out of your buck, it would be best to either move to another city ... or maybe lower one’s expectations. In RENTCafé’s latest report, they compared what size of apartments are offered at the cost of $1,500 per month across 30 of the largest U.S. cities, and Washington, D.C. was one of the few to top the list with the least amount of space.

According to RENTCafé, renters in Washington, D.C. are most likely to nab a 558-square-foot apartment for $1,500, costing $2.69 per square. The average square footage of an apartment in the city is 741 with an average rent of $1,996.

New York offers the least amount of square footage, only 271, while San Francisco and Boston didn’t fare any better, offering only 342 and 399 square feet, respectively.

In order to come up with these numbers, RENTCafé substituted apartment value with square footage—based on the average price per square foot data in each city.

To see how different U.S. cities stacked up when compared with one another, check out the infographic below or go to RENTCafé’s report here.