Can You Afford to Rent?

Thinking about renting your next home? Have you checked out our popular article about “how much you should spend in rent each month?” A few days ago, Zillow, broke down how much you need to make per hour in order to pay rent in top American Cities. Where did Boston fall in the list?

$50 per hour

That is right, in order to afford the median priced rental in Boston, someone would need to make $50 an hour – higher than almost any other market. NYC came in at $44 an hour where LA was close at $49. Here is the complete breakdown from Zillow:

From Zillow

From Zillow

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