Choosing an apartment at $_ per month uses only _% of your
monthly income. You will have $_ left to spend per month.
This option generally lets you spend more money in other categories or grow your savings. You can anticipate that some high-end finishes or prime locations may be outside of your budget. If you're okay with the bare essentials, this may be a great fit for your lifestyle.
This sweet spot allows you to prioritize comfort and affordability equally. You may be able to get the perfect location and/or your desired amenities at a price point that feels reasonable.
If you're someone who wants the best of the best, you may find yourself paying 50% of your income in rent. While it may be tempting (and achievable) for you, make sure to keep your budgets top of mind and adjust accordingly.
Disclaimer: This tool is for informational purposes only. It is up to you to track your finances and make the best decision for your situation before signing a lease.