What You Get For The Money: Cheyenne vs. America’s Ten Biggest Cities
This week, a new study was released ranking the ten biggest cities in America based on their average rental rates.
Here's what you can get for the money in Cheyenne compared to the average rent of a 420 square foot, one bedroom, one bathroom apartment across the country.
In New York and San Francisco rents hover around $2,000 for a single person. Here in Cheyenne, you could rent this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Indian Hills with a two-car garage, washer/dryer unit, fully fenced backyard with patio, updated appliances, granite countertops, plus they'll throw in a 52 inch LED HDTV and a jacuzzi tub in your ensuite bathroom.
In Boston, the average rent for a single person is just over $1,700 per month. Here in Cheyenne, you could rent this historic 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the Avenues, with over 2,300 square feet, updated appliances, modern kitchen and finished basement.
In Washington, D.C., the average monthly rent for a one bedroom apartment is just over $1,400. Here in Cheyenne, you could rent this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse near Dell Range and Colllege Drive, which includes a 2-car garage, large back yard with sprinkler system, washer/dryer and unfinished basement.
In Seattle, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago, the average monthly rental rate for a one bedroom apartment ranges from $1288 to $1045. Here in Cheyenne, you could rent this fully furnished, completely renovated, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse near Dell Range and Ridge Road with a washer/dryer, gas fireplace, 52" flat screen tv and a fully stocked kitchen.
Of the ten largest cities in America, the only two with an average one bedroom rental rate under $1,000 per month are Houston ($625) and Detroit ($457). Here in Cheyenne, this 900 square foot one bedroom, one bath apartment, which includes a balcony, storage space, clubhouse and playground ranges from $460 - $530.
When it comes to cost of living, the only large U.S. city that compares to Cheyenne is Detriot. And, take our word for it, you don't want to live in Detroit.