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How much does your apartment next year cost, per month?

$400 or less
$401-$550
$551-$700
$701-$850
$851-$1000
$1001-$1150
$1151 or more

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goldilox74

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 05:01:08 PM »
$1450/mo ($2900/mo apt shared with my boyfriend) in Manhattan. All utilities included. Dang property is SO expensive in NYC.

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2006, 05:33:36 PM »
^^^ Ouchie.....

I'm HOPING to spend at most 1000 a month on my own place.

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2006, 08:09:24 PM »
About $800 + cable and electricity for a 1-bedroom, hardwod floors, my own washer and dryer, beautiful kitchen.

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2006, 08:33:32 PM »
Can't find a (decent) place in Saint Louis for under 700.  How is it possibe that you get worse apt.'s in St. Louis for the same price as in Chicago?  It's kiling me to leave here. 

For those on loans, are most taking out the full amount?  How else does one pay for rent?

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2006, 08:41:28 PM »
Can't find a (decent) place in Saint Louis for under 700.  How is it possibe that you get worse apt.'s in St. Louis for the same price as in Chicago?  It's kiling me to leave here. 

For those on loans, are most taking out the full amount?  How else does one pay for rent?

I'm actually taking out more on rent then I am supposed to. $850 is what's allotted to Penn students on rent per month, but because mine is $975 they will up my budget. So I'm taking out $1,125 extra to pay for my apartment next year, but, on the plus side, I think I found a place I'll be happy at for all 3 years and will never have to worry about moving again.

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2006, 11:02:04 PM »
$500 + bills for a shared house in Columbia Heights, DC. One roomate upstairs (we'll share a bathroom, kitchen, LR and "computer room") and another roomate in the basement apt who will probably also use our LR and mayke kitchen. Including bills, it'll probably be twice what I'm paying now. Oh well.
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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2006, 11:10:12 PM »
$499 + gas/electric/cable/internet for my share of a 1250sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bathroom luxury apartment. Looks pretty cheap compared to everyone else that posted. Gotta love 'da burgh' ;D.

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2006, 11:21:23 PM »
$610/month for a 2 bedroom; includes heat, water, internet (wireless as well) and parking. there ARE advantages to the midwest :)

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2006, 11:30:32 PM »
$610/month for a 2 bedroom; includes heat, water, internet (wireless as well) and parking. there ARE advantages to the midwest :)

Its so cheap because no one wants to live there. :D

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Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2006, 12:16:38 AM »
Can't find a (decent) place in Saint Louis for under 700.  How is it possibe that you get worse apt.'s in St. Louis for the same price as in Chicago?  It's kiling me to leave here. 

For those on loans, are most taking out the full amount?  How else does one pay for rent?

I'm actually taking out more on rent then I am supposed to. $850 is what's allotted to Penn students on rent per month, but because mine is $975 they will up my budget. So I'm taking out $1,125 extra to pay for my apartment next year, but, on the plus side, I think I found a place I'll be happy at for all 3 years and will never have to worry about moving again.

I forget--are you in 2400?

Got my apartment today, woohoo!  $885/month for a 1br near Fitler Sq.... so I'm $35/month over budget, too, although it sounds like utilities are going to be cheaper than I thought.

Plus, if my boyfriend moves in next year, it'll be MEGA cheap!  :)
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