Okay...prepare to be shocked if you're not familiar with Los Angeles rent prices. Ours is CHEAP for our neighborhood.
We pay $1100.00 a month for a small one bedroom with hardwood floors. No luxuries. Street parking. Garbage disposal. Window air unit in bedroom. Gas heat. Old plumbing.
I know someone renting a small house in Santa Monica that's more like $3500-$4000 a month I think. I can't wait to leave this city. Too expensive...
I don't rent, but if I were renting my flat it would cost me at least Â£800 ($1500 USD) a month, and I live in the cheapest grottiest area of London. Most of my friends (and we're talking people in their 30s with decent jobs) live in shared houses or flats because they can't afford to live otherwise.