To calculate how much you should spend on rent,you’d simplymultiply your gross income by 30%. For example,if your gross monthly income is \$5,000,the maximum you should be paying for rent is \$1,500 (30% of 5,000 is 1,500).

• ### How much of your income should go to rent?

• In other words, no more than 30 percent of a renter annual income should go toward housing costs. The math would look like this: (Gross Annual Income 12) X .3 = Maximum monthly rental income. For example, an applicant who makes \$60,000 could, under this standard, spend up to \$1,500 per month on rent.

• ### How do you calculate minimum monthly rental income?

• Monthly Rent X 3 = Minimum monthly rental income. For example, if the rent on an apartment costs \$1,500 per month, then the applicant must gross a minimum of \$4,500 per month in income.

• ### How much can you afford to spend on housing?

• The most common rule of thumb to determine how much you can afford to spend on housing is that it should be no more than 30% of your gross monthly income, which is your total income before taxes or other deductions are taken out. For renters, that 30% includes rent and utility costs like heat, water and electricity.

• ### How much should a tenant or tenant make?

• The ideal potential tenant or tenants should make \$2,700 per month (combined if more than one adult that is applying has an income). Model 3 ?Amount of Rent and Gross Annual Income This formula is a bit more confusing, but it combines a bit of both prior models to determine if the tenant or tenants can afford the rent.