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    It is also relative to how much you earn as well. When you are on a tight budget 45% of your wage is a lot. In fact 20% of a low wage is a huge chunck out of your pay.

    We paid 45% of our income in rent last year however it wasn't too bad. We still had enough left over to live a comfortable life. When we were younger and on lower wages I remember only paying 15% in rent and we struggled a lot even on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    It is also relative to how much you earn as well. When you are on a tight budget 45% of your wage is a lot. In fact 20% of a low wage is a huge chunck out of your pay.

    We paid 45% of our income in rent last year however it wasn't too bad. We still had enough left over to live a comfortable life. When we were younger and on lower wages I remember only paying 15% in rent and we struggled a lot even on that.
    True, I remember only paying about $180 rent about 15 yrs ago and struggling because I was on a low wage and also studying at uni. I would fare better now paying a much higher % of rent, even as a SP paying for childcare also.

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    Around 25%. When we bought our house 5 yrs ago it was more like 45%! Pay increases have helped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darla87 View Post
    Around 25%. When we bought our house 5 yrs ago it was more like 45%! Pay increases have helped!
    I think there's been no real pay increases in a lot of industries though.. My pay is only higher now because I have 12 yrs experience and so am more senior. But it's still not a high income, just moderate. My younger brother works in IT in Sydney and has for years, but is still on a low income and struggles week to week.

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    About 40%. Sydney prices are ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    80%
    Do you live on Sydney harbour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    Do you live on Sydney harbour?
    No I'm just poor.
    Hopefully only for another 18 months. Oh and I forgot to include child support, because I only just started receiving it.
    So probably 60% if I keep getting that.


 

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