What is Considered a «Small» Apartment?

Some words have different meanings depending on the geography of the soil where you’re standing when you say them. A «biscuit» in England is a «cookie» in America. «Pop» in the South is something balloons do, while in the Midwest, it’s the favored name for a fizzy soft drink. And worst of all, the standards for what constitutes a «small apartment» vary wildly based on location. In New York City, a «small» apartment may be 300 square feet. In Atlanta (where I live and home of the country’s largest apartments) 300 square feet is practically unlivable.