The consistent years of absurd rental prices are slowly driving people out of San Francisco. Luckily for them, many other cities in the U.S. are booming with technology, industry, and young adults.

Here are the top places that San Franciscans are moving to and exactly what you could get for the price you pay for San Francisco. But first…

This is a standard studio apartment in San Francisco for $2,625 a month.
At $2,625 a month, this 450 square foot apartment has one room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Located in Nob Hill, this studio is walking distance to popular areas to eat and drink. It’s around the same price as most studios in the city (one and two bedroom apartments are commonly over $3,000).

Let’s see what around $2,500 can get in the top cities that San Franciscans are moving to.

1. Portland – $2,549/month
This 1,325 square foot turnkey home has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a fenced in backyard. Every corner of the residence is updated and modern. Just south of downtown Portland, the transit access and walkability of this townhome make it an ideal place to live. Excuse me while I go cry in my bed/couch/dining room.

2. Seattle – $2,600/month
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this brand new building boasts luxury apartments in Uptown Seattle. The modern open-concept, large windows, and high-end finishes compliment the ideal location. At about 900 square feet, this apartment is a great place to host family and friends. The light that shines through the floor to ceiling windows is almost enough to brighten our souls. Sigh.

3. Austin – $2,460/month

This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in up-and-coming Austin is in a prime location. The modern 1,000 square foot apartment is just blocks away from popular swimming destination Barton Springs.  The building also features a rooftop pool/deck area.

4. Oakland – $2,400/month

This two bedroom, one bathroom apartment is in Bushrod, Oakland, which is deemed as the hottest real estate market in the country, according to Redfin. Perfectly distanced between downtown San Francisco, downtown Oakland, and Berkeley, this residence is a commuter’s dream. There’s also a community garden right next door where you can grow your own vegetables! Meanwhile, we’re keeping our cacti on the bathroom sink. Probably not a good idea.

5. Denver – $2,695/month
This adorable, newly renovated cottage is approximately 1,000 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Plus, it has a private, fenced in yard. It looks like it could be on HGTV, for crying out loud! (Actually crying out loud.)

6. Atlanta – $2,700/month
This mansion just outside of Atlanta sits on 54 acres of land which includes two private lakes. TWO. PRIVATE. LAKES. It also has five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. The kitchen is the size of a studio in SF.  That’s it, we’re moving to Georgia.

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