# How Much House You Get in Every State for the Cost of a New York Apartment

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Despite what television shows would have you believe — looking at you, “Sex and the City,” “Seinfeld” and “Friends” — a typical New York apartment is neither spacious nor cheap. In fact, the median monthly rent price for a one-bedroom apartment in the Empire State is $2,450 — and that only gets you a measly 652 square feet.

To figure out the amount of house New Yorkers could be getting elsewhere in the U.S. for the same price, GOBankingRates used July 2019 housing data from Zillow, dividing the rent of a New York apartment by the price per square foot of single-family residences in each state. The states were then ranked from the smallest amount of square footage one can get for the price of a New York apartment to the largest amount.

Now, you might be thinking, “But who would give up living in New York? The hustle and bustle! The excitement!” And you’re right; you really can’t put a price on the sound of the 7 train jarring you awake each morning. There’s no numerical value for the overgrown rat that periodically emerges from the sewers to fight your chihuahua. And what about your bi-weekly run-in with old Pickpocket Steve? Sure, he’s attempted to steal your identity multiple times, but that’s part of the charm of the Big Apple, right?

Well, considering the fact that 47 of the 49 states on this list offer homes with 1,200 square feet or more of enviable space for about $2.5K a month, you might just consider leaving Steve behind. Or, heck, bring him with you. There’s enough space.

*Last updated: Jan. 28, 2020*

## 49. Massachusetts

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$2.70**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**906.43 square feet

## 48. Hawaii

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$2.46**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**994.63 square feet

**Find Out: Should You Invest In a Condo or House in Your City?**

## 47. California

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$2.04**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,201.22 square feet

## 46. Rhode Island

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.56**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,575.52 square feet

## 45. Colorado

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.55**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,578.19 square feet

## 44. New Jersey

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.52**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,614.06 square feet

## 43. Maine

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.43**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,715.00 square feet

## 42. Washington

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.41**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,742.22 square feet

## 41. Connecticut

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.41**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,742.77 square feet

## 40. New Hampshire

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.40**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,751.15 square feet

## 39. Vermont

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.37**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,788.92 square feet

## 38. Florida

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.36**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,807.30 square feet

## 37. Maryland

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.34**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,832.73 square feet

## 36. Illinois

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.31**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,864.94 square feet

## 35. Oregon

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.27**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,932.73 square feet

## 34. Minnesota

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.27**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,935.42 square feet

## 33. Alaska

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.22**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,004.55 square feet

## 32. Virginia

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.17**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,100.10 square feet

## 31. Montana

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.13**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,163.84 square feet

## 30. Pennsylvania

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.10**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,227.27 square feet

## 29. Utah

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.09**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,245.83 square feet

## 28. Nebraska

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.05**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,330.31 square feet

## 27. Arizona

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.03**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,372.42 square feet

## 26. Wyoming

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.02**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,398.27 square feet

**Related: How Much a 3,000 Square Foot Home Costs in Each State**

## 25. Nevada

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.01**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,415.75 square feet

## 24. Idaho

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.01**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,423.46 square feet

## 23. Michigan

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.01**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,431.89 square feet

## 22. Wisconsin

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.00**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,438.24 square feet

## 21. Iowa

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.99**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,463.69 square feet

## 20. North Dakota

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.98**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,487.85 square feet

## 19. Texas

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.96**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,539.36 square feet

## 18. Delaware

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.96**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,558.89 square feet

## 17. South Dakota

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.96**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,558.89 square feet

## 16. South Carolina

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.95**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,587.20 square feet

## 15. Louisiana

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.93**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,638.15 square feet

## 14. Tennessee

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.92**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,658.25 square feet

## 13. Missouri

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.91**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,689.41 square feet

## 12. New Mexico

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.91**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,693.53 square feet

## 11. Ohio

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.90**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,713.20 square feet

## 10. Kentucky

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.90**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,718.21 square feet

## 9. Kansas

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.89**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,751.64 square feet

## 8. North Carolina

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.87**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,810.81 square feet

## 7. Georgia

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.86**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,861.69 square feet

**Go Big for Your Home: What a $1M House Looks Like Across America**

## 6. Indiana

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.82**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,980.52 square feet

## 5. Oklahoma

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.81**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,006.45 square feet

## 4. Mississippi

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.79**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,090.34 square feet

## 3. West Virginia

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.79**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,097.55 square feet

## 2. Arkansas

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.78**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,142.77 square feet

## 1. Alabama

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.74**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,316.50 square feet

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*Methodology: GOBankingRates used July 2019 housing data from Zillow to determine how much house you get in every U.S. state for the cost of a New York apartment. First, GOBankingRates found the (1) median monthly rent for a New York City apartment in July 2019 ($2,450) from Zillow’s city 1-bedroom median rent data. GOBankingRates then found each state’s (2) median rent per square foot for a single-family residence, condo, and co-op from Zillow. Factor one was then divided by factor two to calculate (3) the amount of square footage an individual can get for the price of monthly rent for a New York City apartment. All data was collected and is up to date as of Aug. 26, 2019.*

### About the Author

#### Erica Corbin

Erica joined GOBankingRates in 2018. Previously, she worked as an editor at Nasdaq’s wire service GlobeNewswire. She’s had the pleasure of creating content for several products, companies and outlets over the years, primarily lifestyle- and entertainment-related. If asked, she would say the highlight of her career thus far has probably been interviewing some immensely talented people — Glenn Close, Bill Hader, Mary J. Blige and Michael Ironside are personal favorites.

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Despite what television shows would have you believe — looking at you, “Sex and the City,” “Seinfeld” and “Friends” — a typical New York apartment is neither spacious nor cheap. In fact, the median monthly rent price for a one-bedroom apartment in the Empire State is $2,450 — and that only gets you a measly 652 square feet.

To figure out the amount of house New Yorkers could be getting elsewhere in the U.S. for the same price, GOBankingRates used July 2019 housing data from Zillow, dividing the rent of a New York apartment by the price per square foot of single-family residences in each state. The states were then ranked from the smallest amount of square footage one can get for the price of a New York apartment to the largest amount.

Now, you might be thinking, “But who would give up living in New York? The hustle and bustle! The excitement!” And you’re right; you really can’t put a price on the sound of the 7 train jarring you awake each morning. There’s no numerical value for the overgrown rat that periodically emerges from the sewers to fight your chihuahua. And what about your bi-weekly run-in with old Pickpocket Steve? Sure, he’s attempted to steal your identity multiple times, but that’s part of the charm of the Big Apple, right?

Well, considering the fact that 47 of the 49 states on this list offer homes with 1,200 square feet or more of enviable space for about $2.5K a month, you might just consider leaving Steve behind. Or, heck, bring him with you. There’s enough space.

*Last updated: Jan. 28, 2020*

## 49. Massachusetts

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$2.70**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**906.43 square feet

## 48. Hawaii

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$2.46**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**994.63 square feet

**Find Out: Should You Invest In a Condo or House in Your City?**

## 47. California

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$2.04**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,201.22 square feet

## 46. Rhode Island

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.56**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,575.52 square feet

## 45. Colorado

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.55**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,578.19 square feet

## 44. New Jersey

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.52**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,614.06 square feet

## 43. Maine

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.43**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,715.00 square feet

## 42. Washington

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.41**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,742.22 square feet

## 41. Connecticut

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.41**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,742.77 square feet

## 40. New Hampshire

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.40**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,751.15 square feet

## 39. Vermont

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.37**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,788.92 square feet

## 38. Florida

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.36**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,807.30 square feet

## 37. Maryland

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.34**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,832.73 square feet

## 36. Illinois

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.31**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,864.94 square feet

## 35. Oregon

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.27**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,932.73 square feet

## 34. Minnesota

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.27**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**1,935.42 square feet

## 33. Alaska

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.22**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,004.55 square feet

## 32. Virginia

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.17**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,100.10 square feet

## 31. Montana

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.13**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,163.84 square feet

## 30. Pennsylvania

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.10**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,227.27 square feet

## 29. Utah

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.09**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,245.83 square feet

## 28. Nebraska

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.05**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,330.31 square feet

## 27. Arizona

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.03**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,372.42 square feet

## 26. Wyoming

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.02**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,398.27 square feet

**Related: How Much a 3,000 Square Foot Home Costs in Each State**

## 25. Nevada

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.01**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,415.75 square feet

## 24. Idaho

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.01**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,423.46 square feet

## 23. Michigan

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.01**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,431.89 square feet

## 22. Wisconsin

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$1.00**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,438.24 square feet

## 21. Iowa

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.99**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,463.69 square feet

## 20. North Dakota

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.98**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,487.85 square feet

## 19. Texas

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.96**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,539.36 square feet

## 18. Delaware

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.96**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,558.89 square feet

## 17. South Dakota

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.96**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,558.89 square feet

## 16. South Carolina

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.95**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,587.20 square feet

## 15. Louisiana

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.93**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,638.15 square feet

## 14. Tennessee

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.92**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,658.25 square feet

## 13. Missouri

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.91**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,689.41 square feet

## 12. New Mexico

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.91**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,693.53 square feet

## 11. Ohio

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.90**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,713.20 square feet

## 10. Kentucky

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.90**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,718.21 square feet

## 9. Kansas

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.89**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,751.64 square feet

## 8. North Carolina

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.87**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,810.81 square feet

## 7. Georgia

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.86**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,861.69 square feet

**Go Big for Your Home: What a $1M House Looks Like Across America**

## 6. Indiana

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.82**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**2,980.52 square feet

## 5. Oklahoma

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.81**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,006.45 square feet

## 4. Mississippi

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.79**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,090.34 square feet

## 3. West Virginia

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.79**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,097.55 square feet

## 2. Arkansas

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.78**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,142.77 square feet

## 1. Alabama

**Median rent list price per square foot:**$0.74**What you can get for the cost of a New York apartment:**3,316.50 square feet

**More From GOBankingRates**

**24 Ways To Make This Week’s Paycheck Go Further****Here’s How Much Cash You Need Stashed If an Emergency Happens****100 Ways To Make Money Without a 9-to-5****21 Smartest Ways To Invest Your Money Right Now**

*Methodology: GOBankingRates used July 2019 housing data from Zillow to determine how much house you get in every U.S. state for the cost of a New York apartment. First, GOBankingRates found the (1) median monthly rent for a New York City apartment in July 2019 ($2,450) from Zillow’s city 1-bedroom median rent data. GOBankingRates then found each state’s (2) median rent per square foot for a single-family residence, condo, and co-op from Zillow. Factor one was then divided by factor two to calculate (3) the amount of square footage an individual can get for the price of monthly rent for a New York City apartment. All data was collected and is up to date as of Aug. 26, 2019.*

### About the Author

#### Erica Corbin

Erica joined GOBankingRates in 2018. Previously, she worked as an editor at Nasdaq’s wire service GlobeNewswire. She’s had the pleasure of creating content for several products, companies and outlets over the years, primarily lifestyle- and entertainment-related. If asked, she would say the highlight of her career thus far has probably been interviewing some immensely talented people — Glenn Close, Bill Hader, Mary J. Blige and Michael Ironside are personal favorites.