How much rent can you afford

There’s nothing wrong with trying to negotiate your rent, but nothing wastes more time for apartment renters than looking at apartments they simply can’t afford. The fact is, landlords in the Boston area do not usually accept tenants if the monthly rent exceeds 40% of their gross pay. To make sure you don’t waste a minute finding the right apartment for your budget, use this calculator to figure out what you can afford to spend per month on an apartment: