(Closed) How much do you pay for rent?

posted 10 years ago in Home
  • poll: How much do you pay for rent?
    $0-500 : (25 votes)
    7 %
    $500-800 : (90 votes)
    25 %
    $800-1200 : (110 votes)
    30 %
    $1200-1600 : (74 votes)
    20 %
    $1600-$2000 : (37 votes)
    10 %
    $2000 and Up : (28 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 17
    8734 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @lauren810c: I hear you! We’ve been in our apartment 2 years now (and are signing a lease for a 3rd year).

    The next place we’ll be looking for an apartment is London (so I guess I should say flat)!

    I can’t even imagine what the cost of living in central London is going to be!

    Post # 18
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @MsBrewer: I can’t imagine NYC either!! I don’t even make $2k a month, let alone the money for bills on top of rent. Yet, here in Missouri, I’m the only one working an we actually live pretty comfortably. We even have been able to save a downpayment on house (for when DH gets done with law school)

    Post # 19
    10283 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We pay $1300 p/month in Upstate, NY. Our condo is 2 bed/2 bath with a full size washer/dryer (we actually have a whole separate laundry room off of our kitchen), dishwasher, central air, 1 ½ car garage (attached), secured storage space & plenty of closets. Our rent also includes basic cable and internet but we do pay extra for all the fancy stuff. The complex has a state of the art gym, swimming pool, nature trail, fully stocked pond & business center.

    We live in one of the nicest complexes in the area so we definitely pay top dollar for that. Average rent for our area is around $700-$900 for a 2 bedroom apartment. 

    Post # 20
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    NYC as well, 1bedroom/1bathroom, walk-up building, UWS, 1 block from Central Park (don’t mind me tooting my own horn lol): $2000/month. For the location I feel like we got a great deal but it drives me crazy looking at you girls paying under $1000/month for pretty much the same thing (or bigger)!!


    By The Way – OP something to keep in mind budget wise, I’ve heard you shouldn’t spend more than 30% of your monthly take home pay on your rent. So say you guys clear $5,000/month you’re rent should be about $1,600 or lower. I don’t know where I heard that from, but it actually makes a lot of sense.

    Post # 21
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    We rented for 3 years right outside the city up until last year. We paid $1300/month not including utilities.  It was a 2 bedroom/1 bath.

    Post # 23
    2312 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    It does; people are told the same thing when purchasing a home. You do not want your mortgage to be more than 30% of your income; any higher and that’s generally considered unsustainable and a liability to your ability to pay it easily.

    Post # 25
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We pay 650 a month for a 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment, heat, water, sewer, trash included. We live in Royal Oak, MI and this is actually a pretty good deal. We also have a fitness center and washer/dryers in the basement of the complex. 

    Post # 26
    10355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We pay $1400 for a 700 sq ft one bedroom (no dishwasher, no washer/dryer, no parking, no outdoor space – parking is an extra $150/mo).Heat and hot water are included.

    We live in a really awesome part of Boston, though, and this place is a freaking steal. I have no idea why they haven’t raised our rent – other apartments like ours are $1600+.

    Post # 27
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I pay $875 in Milford CT, Heat and HW are included, it is SUPER tight thought, but i’m close to the Train station, but I move in 5 Weeks (OMG YAY) to an Apt 3 times the size 2 miles away from the train station, and will be paying the same amount, good thing to because I afford much more and save for a wedding!

    Post # 28
    43 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I live on the Northwest side of Chicago and we pay $1,000 for a 1,000 foot 2 bedroom 1 bathroom condo. No utilities are included for us. We have a dishwasher and in unit washer/dryer.

    Post # 29
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We live in a two bedroom low rise in Toronto and pay $980 inclusive.

    Post # 30
    4304 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @NoMoreStew: Jealous.  When we move back to Michigan, totally want to live there, that is a GREAT price.

    We moved into a brand new apartment complex in March.  Includes washer/dryer, dishwasher, black on black brand new appliances, wood flooring, 9ft ceilings, etc.  2 pools, fitness center and the main reason we moved in…. a huge dog park!  It is a 1b/1b and our rent w/pet rent is $811.  A little pricey for where we live, as our rent in our previous apartment here was around $560, but that apartment was dirt old, and therefore our utilities were a lot higher.

    Post # 31
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We live in a great little neighborhood in Queens, NY.  We pay $1245/mo for a nice sized 1br (around 700 sq ft) in a rent stabilized building. No parking (street parking isn’t too bad), or luxury (dishwasher or washer/dryer). But we do have a great super, clean building, laundry room in basement and great location. I’d say we’re probably mid range on price, we could pay less for a lesser building or location and we could pay more for luxury.

    Oh Market Rent, which appears on our rent slips is over $2400! 

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