Quoting Supafly★:" My 2 bedroom apartment is $1250. It's a nice apartment but damn. Anyway, we cut out cable, we use the ... [snip!] ... from scratch like you. We make huge pots of soup and eat it for lunch for like a week. I also buy everything in bulk. "
see thats what's smurffy here..these apartments are about 650-750 square feet and everything is white from the countertops to the carpet..and these are the cheapest places we can find in the area we want to rent in(if we move away from where we want to rent I won't be able to have my mom babysit my kids which will save us even MORE money when I start work)
we only have one car and have no intention on getting cable until we're settled and know how much we can and can't spend after rent and bills are paid...it's just smurffy because the electric bill will automatically be $100 a month because thats how much the only electric company charges as a fee to use them and then they charge you for what you use on top of that....it's crappy!!! but the plus side is that most places include water!!