What percentage of your take home pay goes toward your rent??
I know there's the rule of thumb about the percentage of your gross income and how much you should spend on rent/mortgage, but I feel like that differs SO MUCH when you live somewhere with a high cost of living, or if you live in a state with high taxes. In New York, 30% of my paycheck disappears to taxes, so to base how much I can afford to pay on the pre-tax amount seems foolish. Thoughts??