Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,000.
↑ Head west and not only do you get the Pacific Ocean as your (almost) front yard, you also get your very own 1-bed, 1.5-bath garden apartment for $2,000/month. The unit was recently remodeled and has a pretty fancy looking kitchen for the price. There are stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher and a wine cooler. The apartment sans the bathroom has brand-new mahogany hardwood floors, and they're gleaming. There's also shared laundry and a yard. No pets and no parking, but it's the Outer Sunset so street parking shouldn't be that difficult.
↑ If a hot location is what you desire, than you're going to have to make some sacrifices to live in Hayes Valley. Above, a tiny studio with blue carpet for $1995/month. The kitchen and bathroom are outdated, but they'll get the job done. We should also point out that while aesthetically displeasing, the kitchen does have ample cabinetry despite being cramped. Judging by the photos this studio is very, very small. One cat is acceptable, but there's no parking. Laundry's in the building.
↑ A top-floor corner studio in the beloved Dogpatch can be yours for $2,000/month, and to add a little icing to that cake it's a spacious 600 square feet. The listing states that every appliance, piece of cabinetry, and plank of hardwood flooring is brand spankin' new. No pets or parking, but there is laundry in the building.
Parkside Merced Manor, $2000 gets you a one-bedroom in-law unit. These types of units can get a little funky with the layout, and this apartment's no exception. The fridge appears to be outside of the kitchen (but relatively close since the main living area is open), and the entry hall is slightly elevated from the rest of the unit. No pets, parking, or laundry. We should note that the location's mere blocks from SFSU.
↑ A quintessential San Francisco studio on Sutter Street in the Tendernob can be yours for a slightly over-budget $2050/month. When we say quintessential, we mean hardwood floors, a bay window, subtle but charming moldings, and what appears to be an awkwardly placed radiator. The apartment's on the ground floor but in the back of the building. There's on-site laundry and cats are OK. Parking isn't included.