What Percentage of Your Pay Do You Spend on Rent?

Jumping off from my previous WWYD column, I woke up this morning to find a bunch of messages on Twitter from some fine folks discussing what percentage of their income they spend on rent. They live all over the place. Nicholas Jackson is the digital director of Pacific Standard (which had that really terrific story about trailer parks) and currently resides in Santa Barbara, Calif. Eva Holland is a writer and traveler who resides in Whitehorse, Yukon. Matthew Power has written for a number of publications and lives in Brooklyn.

As always, there is no “right” answer. If much of your income goes to rent, but you’re living the life you want to live and making it work, that’s awesome.

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