What your favorite TV characters would actually pay in rent for their apartments in the real world
Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment probably costs about $2,272.
Television shows often give unrealistic expectations of how much it actually costs to afford an apartment in a big city. Carrie Bradshaw likely could not have afforded her living space on the Upper East Side on her writer’s salary.The friends on "New Girl" could very well afford their Los Angeles-based apartment in real life.
Have you ever watched one of your favorite shows and pondered how a character could afford their giant city apartment on a small salary? Us too. So we decided to do a bit of investigative work to see what the TV homes we see on screen would actually cost.
We teamed up with the data experts at Trulia to analyze layout and neighborhoods to determine the modern day costs of each space. Big surprise? Most of the homes have some pretty hefty price tags and the apartments have crazy high rent. Read ahead to see the IRL costs of some famous on-screen abodes.
Even though Marnie’s studio in "Girls" is laughably small (especially once her husband Desi tries building a wall), the spot in NYC’s Chinatown probably still costs a whopping $2,575 a month.
For someone who struggles financially, Hannah has definitely benefitted from splitting rent in her two-bedroom apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Trulia estimates that the rent might have been $2,500 per month.
With a home value of $3,023,753, it makes sense why six people are needed to pay rent for the Palo Alto incubator house owned by Erlich Bachmann.
We totally dug the open layout of Dev’s studio apartment in "Master Of None." However, we wouldn’t want to spend $2,561 per month to live in the Williamsburg pad totally solo.
Hopefully superhero Jessica Jones is making quite a bit of money as a private eye. Her Hell’s Kitchen pre-war apartment most likely costs $3,250. However, since Jessica Jones lives in the Marvel universe, average prices might be a bit different.
While the meth lab probably would have lowered the price even further, Walter White’s three-bedroom home in Albuquerque, New Mexico likely cost $187,788.
While Titus and Kimmy always chat about how cheap their one-bedroom basement apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is, the rent is actually probably $2,400 per month.
The home of the Dunphy family is located in LA’s Cheviot Hills. With a great yard and neighborhood, the two-story four-bedroom home most likely costs around $3.26 million.
People have argued for years that Carrie probably couldn’t afford her Upper East Side apartment with that killer closet on a writer’s salary. Well if she still lived there today as a single thirty-something, the same would be true. Her spot most likely costs $3,000 per month.
Although Stars Hollow isn’t a real Connecticut town, Trulia was able to estimate that the stars’ two-bedroom home would cost around $445,000.
Abbi shares her apartment in Astoria, Queens with her always-absent roommate’s boyfriend Bevers. Total rent for the two-bedroom is most likely $2,200 per month.
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