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The 'L' Rent Map: Where You Can’t Afford to Live, by Stop

Published On 09/11/2015 Published On 09/11/2015
Jennifer Bui/Thrillist

It’s nearly impossible to find an apartment that hits the perfect trifecta of great location, loads of square footage, and cheap rent. To put the financial aspect into perspective, we’ve culled rent data from real estate listing site Trulia for the median monthly rent per bedroom of Chicago apartments within a mile radius of every “L” stop. So unless you’re rolling in dough, the rent in areas like around The Loop and northern ‘burbs is just too damn high.

Click HERE to see the whole thing blown up, or scroll down for the line-by-line breakdown.

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Red Line (North)

Howard - $1,145
Jarvis - $1,050
Morse - $1,070
Loyola - $1,050
Granville - $1,075
Thorndale - $1,100
Bryn Mawr - $1,185
Berwyn - $1,200
Argyle  - $1,250
Lawrence - $1,255
Wilson - $1,300
Sheridan - $1,512
Addison - $1,525
Belmont - $1,550
Fullerton - $1,659
North/Clybourn - $2,000
Clark/Division - $2,083
Chicago - $2,183
Grand - $2,191

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Red Line (South)

Roosevelt - $1,975
Cermak-Chinatown - $1,945
Sox-35th - $1,500
47th - $1,300
Garfield - $1,100
63rd - $1,000
69th - $975
79th - $950
87th - $1,125
95th/Dan Ryan - $1,299

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Blue Line (North)

O'Hare - N/A
Rosemont - $1,225
Cumberland - $1,200
Harlem - $1,300
Jefferson Park - $1,250
Montrose - $1,190
Irving Park - $1,200
Addison - $1,250
Belmont - $1,295
Logan Square - $1,395
California - $1,550
Western - $1,880
Damen - $1,995
Division - $2,000
Chicago - $2,200
Grand - $2,250

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Blue Line (West)

Clinton - $2,061
UIC-Halsted - $1,980
Racine - $2,020
Illinois Medical District - $1,550
Western - $1,450
Kedzie-Homan - $1,172
Pulaski - $1,050
Cicero - $903
Austin - $993
Oak Park - $1,280
Harlem - $1,250
Forest Park - $1,200

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Purple Line

Linden - $1,373
Central Street - $1,677
Noyes - $1,702
Foster - $1,658
Davis - $1,595
Dempster - $1,555
Main  - $1,330
South Blvd - $1,215
Howard - $1,145
 

Yellow Line

Dempster - $1,250
Oakton - $1,300
Howard - $1,145

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Brown Line

Kimball - $1,225
Kedzie - $1,250
Francisco - $1,250
Rockwell - $1,328
Western - $1,300
Damen - $1,295
Montrose - $1,340
Irving Park - $1,575
Addison - $1,700
Paulina - $1,850
Southport - $1,825
Belmont - $1,550
Wellington - $1,550
Diversey - $1,550
Fullerton - $1,659
Armitage - $1,800
Sedgwick - $1,852
Chicago - $2,138

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The Loop

Clark/Lake - $2,176
State/Lake - $2,197
Randolph/Wabash - $2,199
Madison/Wabash - $2,192
Adams/Wabash - $2,197
Library - $2,076
LaSalle/Van Buren - $2,078
Quincy - $2,100
Washington/Wells - $2,170
 

Brown Line

Merchandise Mart - $2,159
 

Red Line

Lake - $2,152
Monroe - $2,126
Jackson - $2,100
 

Blue Line

Washington - $2,140
Monroe - $2,106
Jackson - $2,098
LaSalle - $2,081

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Pink Line

54th/Cermak - $1,100
Cicero - $1,000
Kostner - $1,000
Pulaski - $995
Central Park - $995
Kedzie - $950
California - $995
Western  - $1,095
Damen - $1,100
18th - $1,483
Polk - $1,650
Ashland - $2,175
Morgan  - $2,100
Clinton - $2,196

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Green Line (West)

Harlem/Lake - $1,600
Oak Park - $1,664
Ridgeland - $1,500
Austin - $1,000
Central  - $803
Laramie - $800
Cicero - $902
Pulaski - $1,100
Conservatory - $1,100
Kedzie - $1,200
California - $1,400
Ashland - $2,175
Morgan - $2,100
Clinton - $2,196

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Green Line (South)

Roosevelt - $1,975
Cermak-McCormick Place - $1,945
35th-Bronzeville-IIT - $1,099
Indiana - $1,400
43rd - $1,348
47th - $1,300
51st - $1,200
Garfield - $1,150
King Drive - $1,100
Cottage Grove - $1,150
Halsted - $950
Ashland/63rd - $1,080

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Orange Line

Roosevelt - $1,975
Halsted - $1,875
Ashland - $1,100
35th/Archer - $1,000
Western - $900
Kedzie - $825
Pulaski - $1,150
Midway - $1,125

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Christine Smith is a freelance writer and ukulele enthusiast based in Chicago. Follow her on Instagram @Whatthefreck.

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