Main | Monday, August 07, 2006

1 Bdrm / 1 Bath = 1 Arm / 1 Leg

Today's AM New York riffs on the fact that the average apartment in Manhattan now costs over $1000/sq.foot, or an average of $1.3 million, by listing what $1.3 million could get you in other cities. It's a common device of the NYC newspapers whenever new housing stats come out. Here are the examples AM NY uses today:

Boise: 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4-car garage,6400 sq. feet.
Austin: 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 4600 sq. feet.
San Diego: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3900 sq.feet.
Seattle: 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3500 sq.feet.
Phoenix: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3500 sq. feet.
Chicago: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3200 sq. feet.
Portland (ME): 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3100 sq feet.
London: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1264 sq. feet.
Paris: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1260 sq. feet.

Everytime I've mentioned certain benefits of living in New York City, people wade in and accuse me of being provincial and snooty. But as Eric says, the cost of living should earn us some bragging rights on the other shit. Seriously.

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