Where can you afford to rent in California?

When looking for an affordable apartment, economists generally recommend you spend no more than 30% of your gross income on rent and utilities. Beyond that threshold is when rent becomes a burden and starts crowding out other spending. If you spend more than 50% of your income on housing costs, you are considered to be severely burdened. Read more »

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If you make $ a year, you're spending of your income on rent and utilities.

Economists recommend you spend less than $ a month on rent and utilities.




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Note: Affordable rent includes an estimated $130 each month for utilities.

Sources: Zillow listing counts by ZIP Code from early November 2017, ESRI, OpenStreetMap