Finding a place to live in Los Angeles is—let's be honest—stressful, nightmare-ish, the worst. But, there's always a silver lining: at least you're not apartment hunting in New York. To reinforce how much more bang (read: space) for your buck you can find here, we compared LA and New York apartments in similar, desirable neighborhoods: near the water, hipster hoods, kid-friendly zones, and more. Here are 30 apartments—15 in LA, and 15 in New York—all around $2,000 per month. Who's getting the better deal? Tell us in the comments below.
We'll call it like it is—we may not be the clear winner of all these apartment mini-battles, but don't forget these 31 other ways LA kicks New York's ass (and don't feel bad: they wrote their own about us).