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Our rent calculator is designed to help renters calculate how much rent they can afford. To find out a renter’s ideal rent price, we consider three factors:
After plugging in your information, we’ll show you your ideal rent based on the common “30% rule”. The 30% rule of thumb says that people should spend no more than 30% of their income on housing costs.
However, the 30% rule doesn’t work for everyone. For example, if you are living in a pricey market like San Francisco or New York, you may need to contribute more than 30%. On the other hand, if you have strong savings goals, 30% may be well over budget.
We’ll start by showing you the 30% rent price based on your information. From there, use the slider to see how different percentages of your income changes your rent!
As mentioned above, our rent calculator uses the 30% rule as a starting point to calculate your ideal rent. The percentage of your income going towards rent will largely depend on your situation. Here are a few things to consider:
The percentage of income that should go to rent largely depends on your personal situation. Consider all of the factors to determine your ideal rent price.
Need a quick and easy look into how much rent you can afford? Here’s an idea of the ideal rent for various salaries, based on the 30% rule.
As mentioned before, the 30% rule should act as a rule of thumb. Use the slider on our rent calculator to see how your rent payments change with different percentages of your income.
Debating between a traditional 12-month lease or a short-term lease? While a short-term or month-to-month lease offers more flexibility, they’ll typically be much more expensive than a year lease.
Keep in mind, not all apartment complexes offer short-term or month-to-month lease options. Whatever lease you choose, make sure to understand the pros and cons of each option.