15How Much Would Monica’s Apartment Cost In Real Life?
Let’s be honest: we all had serious apartment envy when we were watching Friends. And we all thought: how could the characters afford the apartments they lived in? So let’s have a look at the different apartments and what they would cost today.
Monica’s apartment was about 1,500 square feet. It
was huge and gorgeous. Today, a far smaller Greenwich Village apartment (with two bedrooms) would cost at least $3,000 a month. A Brooklyn apartment of 1,400 square feet goes for about $5,000 a month. And an apartment similar in size to Monica’s located in Greenwich Village goes for $14,000. A month!
Of course, we must remember that Monica’s apartment was rent controlled (meaning a landlord can only raise rent by a certain percentage each year) since the 40s. So it is possible that she only paid $200 a month!