How many turkey dinners does it take to pay rent?

See how rent stacks up across the country

Apartment List decided to find out. The company considered the median price of a two-bedroom apartment and the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner, assuming that a Thanksgiving dinner costs $50.70 for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie.

Then, using the grocery component of a cost-of-living index, Apartment List adjusted the dinner prices for each city.

Here were the overall results — it costs 78 turkey dinners to rent in San Francisco, 57.5 in Washington, D.C.,  31 in Denver and 13 in Detroit.