How much do u have to get paid to have your own apartment? What if u have a roommate? Im in college but my tuition is paid for in scholarships and grants. But I mention that Im college to let u know Im not making like a bilion dollars a week lol. Any tips? Thanks in advance :-)
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You have to make enough to pay your bills lol. Just add up rent, look online for places to rent to get an idea of how much monthly rent is where you live. You could also try those apartments that are specifically for college students, so you would have a few roommates as well as cheaper rent.
Also make sure when you add in utilities, that you don't forget the little utilities like water and garbage, if they make you pay those separately. Don't forget food in your budget/personal items or pet items,, if you have one. Car note/insurance/gas if you have one.
I would suggest being at a job for a few months before you move out to save up the first and last months rent that you will have to put down and to also have an extras month or two worth of rent in savings in case something happens and you need it.
Honestly if you're over 21, I would suggest a bartender/waitress/casino job. That's what I do and I make pretty good money for just part time work. They also hire for barbacks and in the restaurant sections, cage cashiers if you're good with money etc. Also lots of Daiquiri places here hire college students and I have a friend who did that and made good tips as well.
If you're under 18 then try a normal restaurant waitress job, if you can get experience at a decent restaurant you can make pretty good tips. Also I have a friend who is a delivery driver for a pizza place here, on the weekends he can make around $100 if not more in tips on some nights, just some ideas.2