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how much would you pay kr:) 1 child; Texas 5334 posts
22nd Jul '13

If this was your income and bills how much would you spend on rent?
Were looking for a new house and trying to figure out how much we should pay



My income- 1500 $ a month
SO- 2600 a month.



Bills-
Car -220
Phones- 250
Insurance-150
Credit card-100
Dish-100



As of right now thats our bills

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22567 posts
22nd Jul '13

are you buying a house? I would try to spend no more than 700 per month

Destinite Due August 8; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 32122 posts
22nd Jul '13
Quoting kr:):" If this was your income and bills how much would you spend on rent? Were looking for a new house and ... [snip!] ... month SO- 2600 a month. Bills- Car -220 Phones- 250 Insurance-150 Credit card-100 Dish-100 As of right now thats our bills"


Probably no more than $1000-$1200 including taxes and insurance.



A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16529 posts
22nd Jul '13

Do you pay childcare?

kr:) 1 child; Texas 5334 posts
22nd Jul '13

For now were just going to be renting



We found a brand new 3 bedroom 2 bath two story condo on the lake for 900 a month water included...
We love it, but weve never paid that much for rent lol

Jossx South Dakota 124 posts
22nd Jul '13

I pay about 300 a month for our utilites but that also includes internet. So if you estimate that then you have 2980 left after utilites and bills.

I would keep it under 1k for rent.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
22nd Jul '13

I think you are forgetting about groceries and toiletries. And then you are going to have to think about utilities once you move as well. Honestly I wouldn't spend more than $800. But here that goes for a house that could fit me and my dh and our 3 kids and our dog quite comfortably so......

kr:) 1 child; Texas 5334 posts
22nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" Do you pay childcare?"</blockquote>



Nope, he will be at school until 1:00 then at his gmas the rest of the day

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1057 posts
22nd Jul '13

I'd stay under $1,200 a month.

kr:) 1 child; Texas 5334 posts
22nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" I think you are forgetting about groceries and toiletries. And then you are going to have to think about ... [snip!] ... than $800. But here that goes for a house that could fit me and my dh and our 3 kids and our dog quite comfortably so......"</blockquote>



Yea id say probably 550 $ for food and toiletries...
The place were looking at includes water and the light bills are only around 150 I called the light company and got the previous bills lol

Phf- ee bee;) Due January 26 (girl); 18 kids; Pennsylvania 5310 posts
22nd Jul '13

So, $820 + gas in cars, groceries, necessities, plus utilities for the house. I'd keep rent under $850/month

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
22nd Jul '13
Quoting kr:):" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" I think you are forgetting about groceries ... [snip!] ... looking at includes water and the light bills are only around 150 I called the light company and got the previous bills lol"


Still the person who lived there before might have been single or been a stickler about not using a lot of energy. You can't just assume it is going to be the same. Our electric bill from when I lived with just me and the two kids went up almost $200 when i moved in with dh because he refuses to turn off lights and freezes the rest of us out of the house lol.

.legendTAYry. 1 child; Hawaii 41570 posts
22nd Jul '13
Quoting Blythe.:" are you buying a house? I would try to spend no more than 700 per month"



For a house?



Holy low cost of living. :lol:



I pay $800 a month for a one bedroom.. basically a studio.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19042 posts
22nd Jul '13

They say you shouldnt spend more than 30% of your income on housing, so around 930.00 for rent.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67553 posts
22nd Jul '13

You bring in a little over $1k more than SO and I do combined.. and we have about double the bills you do. We pay $690... so I'd be fairly comfortable going over $1k for mortgage/rent (since we're comfortable where we're at).