Hey, NYC and L.A., check out these $2,000 Chicago apartments

We're cluing our coast-dwelling friends into what Chicagoans already know: While our apartments aren't cheap, they're freakin' palaces compared to NYC and L.A.

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New Yorkers are obsessed with apartment prices, no doubt because they are forking over most of their paychecks for apartments so small they have to store their clothes in the oven (if they even get an oven). To that end, this week our colleagues at Time Out New York joined forces with our other colleagues at Time Out L.A. to see which city has better apartments, most of which are studios, for the baseline price of $2,000/month.


To which we say: $2,000/month? For a studio?!?? Honey, sweetie, listen to us: It's competely insane to pay that much. Come to Chicago, where $2,000 gets you a goddamn palace. Check out the slideshow below for five $2,000 Chicago apartments from real estate site Zumper that will make you coast-dwelling suckers weep with envy.


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    2118 N Whipple St

    3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for $1,950/month

    First up, we have a giant Logan Sqaure apartment in a grey stone three-flat right by the lovely Palmer Square park. It has a porch, a fenced-in back yard, laundry in the building, lots of light and a beautiful fireplace.

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    2118 N Whipple St

    3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for $1,950/month

    I mean, look at that kitchen! New Yorkers, do you ever have dishwashers in your apartments, or do you wash each dish by hand like it's the 1950s?

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    2118 N Whipple St

    3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for $1,950/month

    Alright, we'll allow that this bathroom, the only one in the apartment, isn't so great. Hey, nobody's perfect.

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    N Wolcott Ave #2

    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for $1,950/month

    Moving on to this gorgeous Ravenswood apartment a block away from the super-sized Mariano's everyone is crapping their pants about. Notice that subway tile in the kitchen, New Yorkers? Bet you only see those caked in soot in the actual subway.

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    N Wolcott Ave #2

    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for $1,950/month

    Nice hardwoord floors, right?

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    N Wolcott Ave #2

    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for $1,950/month

    No frills, but it does the job.

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    2033 W Iowa St #2

    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for $1,950/month

    Hello, sunshine! This Ukrainian Village apartment, perilously close to Black Dog Gelato, is awash in color and includes a parking space and two (two!) balconies. And laundry in the unit. And a fireplace. Damn.

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    2033 W Iowa St #2

    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for $1,950/month

    Could this kitchen get cuter? Nope.

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    2033 W Iowa St #2

    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for $1,950/month

    Let's see that kitchen from another angle. Yep, still cute.

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    2033 W Iowa St #2

    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for $1,950/month

    Double sink, a.k.a. the marriage saver!

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    2033 W Iowa St #2

    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for $1,950/month

    Yeah, that's a deck off the bedroom.

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    W Chestnut St

    1 bedroom, 1 bathroom for $1,925/month

    This lovely place in the Gold Coast (fyi, New Yorkers, this is the highest-rent district in the city) has laundry in the unit, central air and, according to this listing, comes furnished. The building itself has a fitness center, rooftop deck with incredible views and a dog run.

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    W Chestnut St

    1 bedroom, 1 bathroom for $1,925/month

    That is one luxurious kitchen.

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    W Chestnut St

    1 bedroom, 1 bathroom for $1,925/month

    Everything you see here comes with the rent!

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    1342 W Grenshaw St #1

    2 bedroom, 2 bathroom for $2,000/month

    And, lastly, just to put the nail in the coffin, we give you this 2,000-square-foot duplex (that means two floors, New Yorkers—can you imagine?) in adorable Little Italy, just two blocks from Taylor Street and, most important, awesome bar Three Aces. Let us count the ways this place is incredible: deck, fireplace, one-car garage, laundry in the building.

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    1342 W Grenshaw St #1

    2 bedroom, 2 bathroom for $2,000/month

    Did we mention the fireplace? Oh, yeah, we did.

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    1342 W Grenshaw St #1

    2 bedroom, 2 bathroom for $2,000/month

    Basement bedroom = more privacy! And studies have shown that sleeping in total darkness leads to a better night's rest.*

     

    * We're not totally sure that's true, but it sounds plausible.

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    1342 W Grenshaw St #1

    2 bedroom, 2 bathroom for $2,000/month

    That's a bizarre camera angle, but you can still see it's a nice bathroom.

Photograph: courtesy of Zumper

2118 N Whipple St

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for $1,950/month

First up, we have a giant Logan Sqaure apartment in a grey stone three-flat right by the lovely Palmer Square park. It has a porch, a fenced-in back yard, laundry in the building, lots of light and a beautiful fireplace.


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