# What percent of your income do you spend on rent or mortgage?

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1. ### skrinkleCat Mom

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Do you follow the rule of 25%?

For us, we definitely don't. We'd be living in a box if we did I'd say half of our income goes to rent, if not more.

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3. ### skrinkleCat Mom

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Is that because you have to, or want to? I feel like most young people have to spend more than 25% if they live in a city.

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My co-worker at a fast-food restaurant used to spend all of his income for utilities and rent, except 50 dollars a month, which he uses for food.

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Where's that maths guy at? @MarkFL tell me if I'm right

So I get £5700 from student finance over the course of a year. I have 10 months rent, £450 a month making that £4500. £4500 is 78.95% of 5700 since X= Y% times Z. So 78.95%, am I right?

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Why don't people just live their parents? You could save so much money that way, lol. My friend makes north of 200 thousand a year and he still lives with his parents for that reason, so do many of my church friends.

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Part of being an adult I suppose

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Yes, that's correct.

Out of every £19, you spend £15 on rent.

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9. ### mcpon14Junkie

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I get that. People want to be independent but, lol.

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25% total for both places

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You have two houses?

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That's depressing, the other £4 is probably spent on law books. Uni is such a scam lol

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13. ### PostaChampion

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We have a rental in Langford and a rental here.

14. ### WreckyValkyrie

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My friends that stayed at home the longest were the first ones to buy houses, unfortunately staying with the parents isn't an option for everyone.

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Tell me about it, lol. My parents kept strongly dropping hints that I should get out, lol, until I got the message and finally did, lol.

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16. ### WreckyValkyrie

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While I think it's smart to stay at home when you go to school, I think a lot of kids take advantage of their parents and stay too long.
I would never have kids, but if I did I wouldn't let them stay at home past university. I think anyone that's 25+ and still lives at home should think about moving

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It should just be 18+ for everyone, nothing more unattractive than a spoiled girl still dependent on her parents

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18. ### WreckyValkyrie

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I'm not shaming anyone that still lives at home or would want to, that's just how I feel about it.
I used to be friends with this girl that stayed at home until she was 25.
She didn't go to university and had a full time job, but preferred to sponge off the 'rents so she could live a luxurious lifestyle.
She ended up having a total melt down and ran away to Disneyland when her parents sold the house and retired to the their weekend cottage.
But she cried about it so much her parents leased 2 (2bedroom) apartments in town, one for her and her bf and the other for her mom to stay at occasionally
Then she complained about not having enough space so they bought her a modest house..
If this girl didn't have her parents (or their money) she probably would have died of starvation because she was so incapable of doing anything for herself.

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Exactly, I can't stand people like that. I want me some independent single ladies. Did she live in Disneyland? I'm confused

My brother just finished uni and he's either 22 or 23 years old. I think he's 23, anyway he's living at my parent's home now. My parent's house is crazy I don't see why he would want to live there again. But I do sympathise with the money situation, it's an easier road to stay at home (maybe he should get a fooking graduate job)

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