Does everyone in America live like that, working their ass off to pay bills and rent? Why do you even move out of your parents' house? Why do you have to share your apartment with 5 people so you'll be able to eat? Why do you leave tipped staff at the mercy of customers and let them starve? Average rent is $3500. How would a waitress even live there? In a shack with 20 people, only eating breadsticks?
Most Helpful Guy
A huge problem is that a mortgage in many cases is hard to profit from and more people are renting because the market's really crap. People used to buy houses, upgrade them and sell and it was profitable. It's much harder to pull that off nowadays, But since land prices really suck so more people are renting and landlords see that so they're raising the rent to do so. I've experienced fairly steep increases in rent myself so I know the pain.
Nothing beats moving out of the parents' house though. The freedom is great. Unfortunately most kids out there struggle with the maturity of managing finances and stuff and don't want to do it. They'll claim they "have no money" yet if you look at their car, cell phone, and large video game collection you'll see why they "have no money." It's not something I'd directly criticize someone on if I saw it but a truly independent person (unlike the people I see who think just paying their own phone is "independent") who manages their own finances sees things very differently compared to someone living at home.0
Most Helpful Girl
America is a huge country so no, rent is not the same everywhere. In cities it is typically more expensive than rural areas to rent an apartment or a house. Nowhere in my area is anywhere near $3500 to rent an apartment. The average where I live is probably $800-1000 per month. Different areas of the United States have a higher cost of living and in some areas, the cost of living is lower so it just depends on where you are.0