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Rent in Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans: What $800/Month Can Get You Right Now

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From a 400-square-foot studio to a renovated three-bedroom house

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $800/month.

↑ Philadelphia, PA (1 bed, 1 bath)—This striking gated mansion is located in the historic Germantown district of northwest Philly—believed to be the birthplace of the anti-slavery movement in the U.S.—and for $800/month, you get a 650-square-foot one-bedroom apartment on the third floor. The unit offers high ceilings, hardwood floors, and great natural light.

↑ Montgomery, AL (3 beds, 2 baths)—This 1,231-square-foot home in the Alabama capital comes renovated with fresh walls, carpeting, cabinetry, and lighting fixtures. It also features a double-door entry and relatively large windows.

↑ Denver, CO (Studio)—Humble downtown living awaits in this 400-square-foot Denver pad. It's got hardwood floors, a kitchenette, built-in open closet, and a pink-and-grey bathroom.

↑ New Orleans, LA (1 bed, 1 bath)—In NOLA's Hollygrove neighborhood, the birthplace of rapper Lil Wayne (and a frequent mention in his songs) $800/month gets you an 859-square-foot unit in a shotgun-style home. The freshly painted house features new laminate floors and curved doorways.

↑ Rawlins, WY (2 beds, 1 bath)—Rawlins, WY (population: 9,173) has a fascinating historic jail, super charming town website, and this cute cottage for rent. The renovated 720-square-foot home sports dark wood kitchen cabinets, polished floors, and a new paint job.