$1,000 a month for rent is pretty standard is some places, but in others it's totally unheard of (for better or for worse.)
This is a list of what $1,000 rent will get you in each state. Every option is a current apartment available for rent, and there's been no deep-digging, meaning I went on Apartments.com and looked at the top 3 options available.
Take a look! Are you getting your money's worth?
$1000 in Birmingham, Alabama will get you a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom town home at 952 square feet. This one includes a pool, internet, fireplaces, and granite counter tops.
In Anchorage, Alaska, $1000 a month will get you a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with approximately 580 square feet. Heating, parking, a sauna, laundry, and a gym are all included.
Tuscon has some great options for $1000 a month, including this place which comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 831 square feet, parking, internet, a tennis court, a pool, and a clubhouse.
In Fayetteville, Arkansas, you can get a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1095 square foot apartment for $1,045. You can expect air conditioning, an outdoor grill, a media room, parking, maintenance, hardwood, and internet access (among many other amenities.)
In San Diego you can get a 3 bedroom, two bathroom apartment with 1,190 square feet for $1000. A pool, parking space, balcony, and air conditioning are included.
In Denver, Colorado, you can get a 350 square foot studio apartment with 1 bathroom for $1000. It includes air conditioning, a balcony, parking, and a fitness center.
In New Haven, Connecticut, you can expect a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse which includes parking, heating, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances.
In Delaware, you can get a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment for $1,000 a month. 720 square feet will get you a dishwasher, air conditioning, maple cabinets, and an off-site swimming pool.
In Jacksonville, Florida, you can score a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with 885 square feet. You'll also get central air and central heat, gated entry, maintenance on site, and a fitness center.