San Francisco, the capital of the booming Internet industry, continues to earn the dubious honour of being the most expensive rental market in the country.
According to the most recent analysis by real estate marketplace Zumper, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment continues to be about $US3,500 a month. This is a record high for San Francisco, the second month in a row that the median rent has soared to such heights.
To give you a better idea of what the median rent will get you, Zumper helped us compile a list of apartments that rent for around $US3,500 in various San Francisco neighbourhoods.
You’ll notice that it varies greatly depending on how desirable the neighbourhood is.
For just under $3,500 a month, you can get a one-bedroom in the Inner Sunset, across from Golden Gate Park.
In Cow Hollow, a neighbourhood that's popular with young professionals, $3,500 gets you a somewhat outdated pad.
For $3,500, this Noe Valley one-bedroom has panoramic views and some exposed brick. Noe Valley is popular with the tech set.
In Lower Pacific Heights, a traditionally ritzy neighbourhood, this one-bedroom apartment will cost you $3,400.
Neighbourhood: Lower Pacific Heights
With 762 square feet of space, the home includes new hardwood floors and a dishwasher. There are laundry facilities elsewhere in the building, and access to the fitness center will cost you an additional $US45 a month.