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Rent in Chicago, Portland, Austin: What $950/Month Can Get You Right Now

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From a Portland "tiny home" to a Savannah townhouse

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly 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 person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $950/month.

↑ Austin, TX (1 bed, 1 bath)—This spacious 1,000-square-foot apartment is located in southeast Austin, close to the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk and surrounding recreational areas for hiking, biking, canoeing, and more. The apartment itself looks like it's in good shape, with updated appliances and wood vinyl flooring. For reference, here are four other Austin rentals you can get for the same price.

↑ Portland, OR (2 beds, 1 baths)—Billed as an "energy-efficient tiny home," this 400-square-foot abode places a bedroom on each end, sandwiching a living area, kitchenette, and bathroom with shower. There's not much style to speak of here, but it does feature a similar layout as some of the most impressive tiny houses we've seen.

↑ Savannah, GA (3 beds, 2 baths)—It's no Greek Revival mansion in the city's gorgeous Historic District, but in Savannah, $950/month can get you quite a lot. This 1,072-square-foot townhome, for example, offers a large living room with dining area, walk-in closets, and access to a pool in the complex.

↑ Nashville, TN (1 bed, 1 baths)—This ground-floor unit is located in Green Hills, a well-to-do neighborhood south of downtown Nashville, and close to the an high-end shopping mall and Vanderbilt University. The kitchen is pretty cramped, but the living room and bedroom look decently sized. And not one wall seems to have escaped a colorful paint job.

↑ Chicago, IL (1 bed, 1 bath)—This polished 675-square-foot apartment is located in Rogers Park, one of Chicago's northernmost neighborhoods. The highlight has to be the large windows lining the living room and dining room.