If you’ve ever wondered just how different it is to live in a city like Lubbock compared to a large city like Los Angeles, I've got a comparison you don’t want to miss.

Obviously there are big differences with what is offered in each city, the weather, the kinds of jobs you’ll find, and more. However, the cost of living might just sway you to one over the other.

To really show that, let’s look at what $500,000 can get you in Lubbock vs Los Angeles.

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First is the Lubbock home, located at 3813 138th St.

This house is 2,852 square feet and is was previously listed for $500,000. It was built in 2016 and features an open concept living, dining, and kitchen area. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, it is a great family home.

This home also has a two-car garage and sits on a 9,375 square foot property. It is in the Enclave at Kelsey Park neighborhood and does have an HOA that will run you $300 annually. At 2,852 square feet and $500,000, you are paying $175 per square foot.

Next up: Los Angeles

This Los Angeles condo is located at 7037 La Tijera Blvd and was listed for $498,000. The building was built in 1991 and seems to have been fairly recently refurbished.

The condo is a one-bedroom one bath with an open floor plan. It sits at 977 square feet, making it $510 per square foot. This condo also has an HOA that will cost you $400 each month.

The unit comes with two designated covered parking spots, as wee as access to a 24-hour gym.

Now that you’ve learned more about each property, let’s look at photos showing what home you can get for $500,000 in Lubbock vs. Los Angeles.

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