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Studio, Financial District Rental in NYC for $2,815 - Photo 1 Studio, Financial District Rental in NYC for $2,815 - Photo 2
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2 Gold Street, Apt 1210
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,815 Studio 1 Bath
David Gelfenbeyn, Financial District Expert
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  Doorman · Elevator
Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $2,860 - Photo 1 Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $2,860 - Photo 2
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525 West 52nd Street, Apt 8HN
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,860 Studio / Flex 1 1 Bath
Bardia Fereidooni, Hell's Kitchen Expert
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  Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
Studio, Woodside Rental in NYC for $1,734 - Photo 1 Studio, Woodside Rental in NYC for $1,734 - Photo 2
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39-89 50th Street
Woodside, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$1,734 Studio 1 Bath
By KRealtyTeam
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $2,795 - Photo 1 Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $2,795 - Photo 2
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10th Avenue
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,795 Studio / Flex 1 1 Bath
Ronald Roncancio, Hell's Kitchen Expert
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  Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
Studio, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,175 - Photo 1 Studio, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,175 - Photo 2
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E 81st Street
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,175 Studio 1 Bath
Paul Schermerhorn, Upper East Side Expert
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Hardwood Floors
3 Bedrooms, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $2,383 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Bedford-Stuyvesant Rental in NYC for $2,383 - Photo 2
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879 Dekalb Ave, Apt 2
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$2,383 3 Bed 1 Bath
Josh, Bedford-Stuyvesant Expert
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2 Bedrooms, East Harlem Rental in NYC for $2,700 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, East Harlem Rental in NYC for $2,700 - Photo 2
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2006 Lexington Ave, Apt 5B
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,700 2 Bed 2 Bath
By KRealtyTeam
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3 Bedrooms, Astoria Rental in NYC for $2,800 - Photo 1 3 Bedrooms, Astoria Rental in NYC for $2,800 - Photo 2
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29-21 Astoria blvd
Astoria, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$2,800 3 Bed 1 Bath
Dillon D DePinto, Astoria Expert
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2 Bedrooms, Astoria Rental in NYC for $2,300 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Astoria Rental in NYC for $2,300 - Photo 2
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31-14 36st
Astoria, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$2,300 2 Bed 1 Bath
Dillon D DePinto, Astoria Expert
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Studio, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,400 - Photo 1 Studio, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,400 - Photo 2
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Third Avenue
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,400 Studio 1 Bath
Jason Polanco, Upper East Side Expert
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  500 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
1 Bedroom, Upper East Side Rental in NYC for $2,261 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Upper East Side Rental in NYC for $2,261 - Photo 2
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York Ave & 78th St
Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,261 1 Bed / Flex 2 1 Bath
Marcel Garland, Upper East Side Expert
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Studio, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,250 - Photo 1 Studio, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,250 - Photo 2
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Third Avenue
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,250 Studio 1 Bath
Jason Polanco, Upper East Side Expert
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Studio, Financial District Rental in NYC for $2,815 - Photo 1 Studio, Financial District Rental in NYC for $2,815 - Photo 2
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Gold Street
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,815 Studio 1 Bath
Brenton Shelby, Financial District Expert
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Studio, Upper West Side Rental in NYC for $2,375 - Photo 1 Studio, Upper West Side Rental in NYC for $2,375 - Photo 2
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250 West 105 Street, Apt 2A
Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,375 Studio 1 Bath
By Jermaine Johns
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Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,914 - Photo 1 Room, Financial District Rental in NYC for $1,914 - Photo 2
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2 Gold Street, Apt 4503
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,914 Room 2 Bath
By Fernando
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1 Bedroom, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,325 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Yorkville Rental in NYC for $2,325 - Photo 2
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E 89th Street
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,325 1 Bed 1 Bath
Paul Schermerhorn, Upper East Side Expert
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1 Bedroom, Homecrest Rental in NYC for $1,790 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Homecrest Rental in NYC for $1,790 - Photo 2
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2147 East 17th St
Homecrest, Sheepshead Bay, Southern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,790 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Javier
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Elevator
Room, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $1,542 - Photo 1 Room, Hell's Kitchen Rental in NYC for $1,542 - Photo 2
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606 West 57th Street, Apt 1038...
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,542 Room 2 Bath
Fernando , Hell's Kitchen Expert
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  Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
1 Bedroom, Jamaica Rental in NYC for $2,150 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Jamaica Rental in NYC for $2,150 - Photo 2
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178-02 Hillside Ave
Jamaica, Southeastern Queens, Queens
$2,150 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Javier
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1 Bedroom, Washington Heights Rental in NYC for $1,850 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Washington Heights Rental in NYC for $1,850 - Photo 2
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631 Edgecombe Ave, Apt 2H
Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,850 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Mickele Gorman
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Cheap

New York is certainly one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. Yet, there is no question that it is also one of the most expensive. In fact, the standard one-bedroom apartment averages over $3,200. Even studios (or smaller units) aren't much cheaper. These prices can certainly dissuade any new graduates moving into the city. Don't fret, though. There are a number of cheap and affordable options throughout the city (and the outer boroughs). In addition, if you're willing to…

New York is certainly one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. Yet, there is no question that it is also one of the most expensive. In fact, the standard one-bedroom apartment averages over $3,200. Even studios (or smaller units) aren't much cheaper. These prices can certainly dissuade any new graduates moving into the city. Don't fret, though. There are a number of cheap and affordable options throughout the city (and the outer boroughs). In addition, if you're willing to have a roommate, a lot more options open up. Here at RentHop, we're helping you find the best affordable apartments within your budget. You can search for cheap apartments by price, location, as well as filter by floorplans. We've also written a comprehensive rental guide that will teach you more about the NYC rental process.

Saving Money

There are a number of ways to save money when looking for an apartment. First, you're paying a massive premium if you want to live in a doorman/elevator luxury building. Do you really need someone to accept your packages and watch the front door? Do you really need an elevator (or are you willing to walk up a few steps?). Second, much larger apartments tend to be cheaper per bedroom. If you're willing to live with multiple roommates, you can probably save money by dividing the cost of the common area among multiple people. Third, do you really need to be close to the trendy areas of the city? The public transportation system in New York is pretty robust. As long as you live near a subway line, you can pretty much get anyone in the city decently fast. Finally, for those who don't mind walking and exercise, RentHop has found that apartments farther away from subway access and on the higher floors of walkups tend to be significantly cheaper. If you're willing to compromise, there are a number of affordable apartments in New York (and even Manhattan). Of course, very rarely, you might find that "gem" apartment in the city. Save your searches on our site to get updates whenever new apartments pop up.

Best Neighborhoods for Finding Bargains

Every neighborhood has its own distinct flavor. Some neighborhoods are built tall (with skyscrapers and commercial buildings). Other neighborhoods are filled with old walk-ups and greenery. There is no question that prices also differ by neighborhood. The average price of a one-bedroom in NoMad (north of Madison Park) might be over $4,000 whereas a one-bedroom in the Lower East Side is only around $2,700. Even in adjoining neighborhoods, the prices can differ significantly. A few blocks matter!

When looking for the neighborhoods keep an open mind on the surrounding areas (and neighborhoods) to find the best "bang for buck" in terms of quality relative to cheapness. To get you started, though, RentHop has found that Lower East Side apartments, Upper East Side apartments, East Village apartments tend to be cheaper. Many of these areas have fewer luxury high-rise buildings and more inventory of older walkups (which tend to be cheaper). If you're looking to live in a luxury high-rise, your best bet might be Midtown East and the Financial District. Brooklyn Heights and Jersey City offer additional discounts if you're OK with living outside of Manhattan.

Why is it so expensive?

How did New York City get so expensive? First off, the pricing in Manhattan shouldn't be too surprising given that it is effectively a small peninsula with a limited amount of space. In addition, zoning laws across the city prevent it from "building up" except in certain neighborhoods. Just as important, though, is the relative wealth of the city. The New York City metropolitan area (which includes part of Jersey) has the second highest median household income (only slightly beaten by the San Francisco area). Finally, condos and co-ops in the city have become somewhat of an "investment asset," reducing the available inventory for renting.

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