What's the most I should spend on rent making $18.50/hr and working a average of about 37 hrs each week.?

I am a single mom with two dependents.

Car note $255.50

Car ins. $71

Cell phone $35

Childcare $ 340

Currently claiming 9 exemptions

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  • 3 years ago

    Taking 9 exemptions will cost you money at tax time. Reduce it to 1. You only have 1600 a month to spend. You should not pay more than $500-$800 a month.

  • 3 years ago

    No more than 35% of income.

  • B
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    rent is generally no more than 25% of your gross pay. which would be about $736 a month (0.25*18.50*37*4.3)

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Around 800, preferably a bit less but whether that's possible depends on where you live. good luck. do you get child support in addition to your job?

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