I don't know the square footage (if that's even a word ... I think I've decided that it is
), but our apartment is a one-bedroom with biiiig rooms, high ceilings and access to a decent-sized backyard. We pay $675; utilities are included, except for cable TV, Internet and telephone, of course. We live in a university town where the cost of living is a bit higher (not as bad as Toronto or Vancouver, though), so although $675 sounds like a lot, compared to other places in this city it's a bargain. I used to pay $485 to live in a bachelor apartment that was in the basement of somebody's house, with a heavy-footed bulldog and a screaming toddler overhead. Before that, I paid $350 for a single room in a home shared by three loud, obnoxious men who ate my food, left loaded
guns lying around, and for one whole month, we had no heat and no hot water (I moved in with my then-boyfriend, now-fiance for that month and refused to pay rent -- it turned out our landlord/roommate had "forgotten" to pay the gas bill so the gas was cut off!
So, ummm, yeah. $675 is a bargain.