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How much cheaper is living with roommates?

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Cities are some of the most vibrant and exciting places to live, yet city living can be incredibly expensive, so it's no surprise that people live with roommates to share costs.

But just how much cheaper is living with roommates? We compared average monthly roommate rents with the average monthly rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in the top 25 US cities and we were shocked by the results!

See below for an idea of how much extra you'd have to pay every year to live in a key US city in a one bedroom apartment instead of living with roommates:

  1. New York = $33,048
  2. Boston = $25,476
  3. San Francisco Bay Area = $22,656
  4. San Diego = $20,928
  5. Los Angeles = $17,880
  6. Miami = $16,776
  7. Seattle = $16,080
  8. Washington D.C. = $15,000
  9. Chicago = $13,464
  10. Tampa = $12,780
  11. Sacramento = $12,744
  12. Atlanta = $12,276
  13. Philadelphia = $12,036
  14. Portland = $11,988
  15. Denver = $11,616
  16. Baltimore = $10,308
  17. Orlando = $9,864
  18. Charlotte = $9,132
  19. Virginia Beach = $8,856
  20. Austin = $7,992
  21. Dallas = $7,920
  22. Las Vegas = $7,332
  23. Phoenix = $7,164
  24. Houston = $6,600
  25. San Antonio = $5,604

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