By making a concrete budget, and making the commitment to follow it, you can have a strong idea of what your expenses will be. When creating a budget, you should ideally make a budget that fits the lifestyle you are willing to live.
Once you have a budget outlining the current expenses in your life, add the potential expenses you will have to expect once renting your own apartment. Remember to include everything from food, to laundry, utilities, insurance, and so on. (We will be providing a checklist in the near future to help you out with this!)
Once you have complete this, you should have a good idea of the monthly income you’ll need not just to survive, but to live comfortably.