How much rent can you afford?

How much do you earn each year? (before taxes)


Conservative 30%

Average 40%

Extravagant 50%




At 30% of your annual income, you’re looking for an apartment that meets your basic needs. You probably won’t be spending too much time in your place, so amenities may not be very important to you.

At 40% of your annual income, you’re not looking for the most expensive place to live, yet you desire an apartment building that has mid-range amenities for your enjoyment. You spend time equally within and outside of your apartment.

At 50% of your annual income, everything revolves around your apartment. You’re okay with spending a lot of money for a great place to live; your place is the focal point of your life.