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Apartments for rent in Chicago: What will $1,600 get you?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago?

We've rounded up the latest places for rent via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down affordable apartments in Chicago with a budget of up to $1,600/month.

Take a look at the listings, below. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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400 E. South Water St. (New Eastside)

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

First up, check out this 550-square-foot studio apartment that's located at 400 E. South Water St. It's listed for $1,493/month.

When it comes to building amenities, expect a gym and garage parking. The studio also comes with in-unit laundry and a dishwasher. Pet lovers are in luck: This property is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly. Expect a $325 cat fee and a $650 dog fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is very walkable, is convenient for biking and is a haven for transit riders.

(Check out the complete listing here.)

5401-5409 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (Hyde Park)

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

Next, there's this two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment situated at 5401-5409 S. Cottage Grove Ave. It's listed for $1,515/month for its 880 square feet.

Expect to find a dishwasher and hardwood flooring in the apartment. The building offers on-site laundry and additional storage space. This property is cat-friendly.

According to Walk Score's assessment, the surrounding area is very walkable, is very bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options.

(See the complete listing here.)

7549 S. Essex Ave. (South Shore)

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Finally, here's a three-bedroom, one-bathroom abode at 7549 S. Essex Ave. that's also going for $1,515/month.

Expect to see central heating, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and large windows in the unit. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome, and there's no leasing fee required for this rental.

Per Walk Score ratings, the area around this address is very walkable, is very bikeable and is a haven for transit riders.

(Take a look at the full listing here.)

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