We compared what $2,200 might get you in New York City, Queens and Hoboken, using data from rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to scoring a rental in the area.
What amenities and square footage might you get for the money, and how does location change the equation?
Take a peek at what rentals are on the market, below. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)
Rental price medians are calculated considering all of the listings between zero and four bedrooms within a defined geography that appeared in Zumper's database over the 90-day period immediately preceding the publish date of this article.
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New York City -- 229 W. 15th St., #5B
This studio apartment is located at 229 W. 15th St. (at West 15th Street & Sixth Avenue) in New York City's Flatiron neighborhood. Asking $2,200/month, it's priced 12 percent below the $2,500 median rent for a studio in New York City.
The sunny apartment features hardwood floors, a dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, closet space and in-unit laundry. Cats and dogs are not welcome.
According to Walk Score, the area around this address has excellent walkability, is very bikeable and is a haven for transit riders.
(Take a look at the complete listing here.)
Queens -- 22-37 74th St.
Next, there's this two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment located at 22-37 74th St. (at Ditmars Boulevard & 74th Street) in Queens' Steinway neighborhood. It's also listed for $2,200/month--20 percent less than Queens's median two-bedroom rent of $2,745.
In the unit, you can anticipate both air conditioning and central heating, hardwood flooring, spacious closets, wooden cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Animals are not welcome.
According to Walk Score, the area around this address is very walkable, has some bike infrastructure and is a haven for transit riders.
(Take a gander at the complete listing here.)
Hoboken -- 228 Hudson St., #3
Listed at $2,200/month, this 1,000-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 228 Hudson St. in Hoboken is 4 percent below Hoboken's median one-bedroom rent of $2,300.
The top floor unit offers hardwood flooring, central heating, a decorative fireplace, a stove and ample cabinet space. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: this spot doesn't allow cats or dogs.
According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is a "walker's paradise," is very bikeable and is a haven for transit riders.
(See the full listing here.)