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The Truth About What Tenants Can Pay For Rent

- Tenants with low income and bad credit almost never pay rent on time -

How much rent can you afford?

It depends on how much cash you're bringing in

Enter how much you earn each year? (no commas) (before taxes)


Low End 20%


If 20% of your income is what you spend on rent, every landlord will love you. But it's not time for a shopping spree yet. Remember this amount does not take into account any other debts you may have. Other monthly debts should not exceed 30% of your income.

Middle Road 30%


30% is the recommended amount of gross income to spend on rent. Most landlords expect the monthly income for the apartment you want to be in this range along with a credit score of 620 or higher.  If 2 or more adults are in the household the monthly incomes are combined.

High End 40%


A nice home is important to all tenants, but if 40% or more of your gross income is the cost of the home you want to rent, then it might be time to downsize. If your other debts are above 30% of your monthly income, most landlords will believe there is a strong possibility you will eventually fall behind on rent payments..

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