Making a new living space feel like a home is no small feat, especially if you have to start from scratch. Although it’s important to make your space comfortable and uniquely you, it can also take a toll on your wallet.
OfferUp, an online marketplace of local buyers and sellers that helps users find furniture for sale in their area, analyzed data from its app to find out how expensive it is to furnish an apartment in 118 U.S. cities. Unsurprisingly, Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the most expensive markets in Texas and the 12th priciest in the nation.
With an average item price of $133, the median cost of all our furniture in Big D is $819. We rank better than our friends in Houston, at least: H-Town is the third most expensive city in the country — and therefore No. 1 in Texas — with a median apartment furnishing cost of $925 and an average item price of $164.
Elsewhere in Texas, Austin ranks No. 14 in the U.S. There, the median furnishing cost is $815 for an entire apartment; an individual item costs $127 on average. San Antonians spend an average of $128 on individual furniture pieces and only $775 to furnish an apartment.
What are we spending all that money on? Practical items like dressers and sofas are the most popular, followed by desks, tables, beds, and TV stands.