Interesting read from an article in Forbes.
Apartment hunters in the District of Columbia may be interested to learn that they can rent the smallest house in Washington — a 252-square-foot studio — for $1400. That’s a little more than $66 per square foot, which exceeds Manhattan’s average rental price per square foot which, at last check, was $53 and change.
Although 252 square feet may not seem large enough for a hat rack and a full-sized mattress, it’s downright luxurious compared to the so-called smallest apartments elsewhere in the world. In Manhattan, a 100-square-foot broom closet on the Upper West Side goes for a cool $1,100 (or $132 per square foot); in London, a 90-square-foot flat (overlooking Harrods) is going for £400 pounds per week (roughly $600); and in Tokyo, so-called “coffin” apartments go anywhere between $500 and $1,000 per month for 50 to 75 square feet of space.