OK, so...you're giving some serious thought to making that big move to Los Angeles. Great, you're gonna love it here. Pretty girls, lots of sunshine, movie and TV people everywhere you look...it's gonna be great! But...be prepared to pay a hefty bit of cash for a place to live.
When I got my first apartment in 1982—a one-bedroom in Studio City—I paid $400 a month (adjusted for inflation, that would be about $980 today).
According to an article in the February 2016 issue of Los Angeles magazine, here's what you might be paying for apartments in a few choice L.A. areas...
A one-bedroom in Culver City...$1,950
A two-bedroom in Atwater Village...$2,400
A two-bedroom in downtown Santa Monica...$4,290
A one-bedroom in Koreatown...$1,450
A one-bedroom in Downtown (L.A.)...$2,650
A two-bedroom in Downtown (L.A.)...$3,700
A one-bedroom in Echo Park...$1,610
A one-bedroom in Pacific Palisades...$2,490
A one-bedroom in Venice...$2,810
A one-bedroom in Silver Lake...$1,880
A one-bedroom in Hollywood Hills (West)...$1,820
A one-bedroom in Mid-City...$2,430
Welcome to Los Angeles!
No witches, warlocks or vampires...
just a sexy tale about trying to live the Hollywood dream...
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