I'm just wondering since I just want to move out of my parents house already and start my own life. I'm a 20 year old guy who's currently a college student, working a full-time job for AT&T as a Call Center, earning $12.50 per hour. I have scholarships paying for all my tuition so I'm good right there for college.
I'm honestly just sick and tired of my father's constant complaining about me and my sisters just being a burden to him so I just want to move out as soon as possible so I don't have to deal with any more of his bullshit.
by the way, I currently live in Mesa, AZ so I plan on renting this one apartment in a nice area that charges $600-800 per month.
Most Helpful Girl
Yeah, but it's cutting it a little close. You should calculate this out. You'll be earning ~$1500/month after taxes, SS, medicare, and all cuts into it, and if your rent's $600-800 that's already half your money gone. Not to mention $70 for internet, $50-100 PG&E, $150-200 for food, paying for your phone, car payments, insurance, savings for emergencies, entertainment, etc. it adds up.
They typically say that what you pay for rent should only be around 30% of your salary. If you really want to move out, I would advise finding a roommate to split rent and utilities with.0
Most Helpful Guy
I'm also in Arizona. You can find an apartment to rent between those amounts. Just be careful of where you look. There are some shitty areas in Mesa. and just north of the 10 when it goes west.0