My communication/entertainment center below in the small Seattle apartment I rent for - are you ready? $1600 a month. I'm lucky I get such a low rate - the apartment buildings in this neighborhood only a few blocks from the center of the city have rents that start at $2,000 a month for the same small apartment of less than 900 square feet. Do you want one bedroom? The rents start at $3,000 - and you must be able to prove an honest income of at least $100,000 a year - as an individual, couple or family - and have a police report that doesn't include felonies, and at least a "Good" or "Excellent" rating on your FICO credit report with no charge offs or bankruptcies for at least ten years.