I could tell you'd lost all beating on reality when you started talking about 700$ rent. Mine is damn near 1500$ per room/month, what world do you live in?
Paris, France, is between 30 and 44 EUR/M2 for small studios, so 700$ a month could get you a 18 M2 studio (about 194 sq feet).
How big are your 1500$/month rooms? Maybe you should move to somewher cheaper?