Hello. Just wanted to ask how do all of you afford rent? I am a uni student studying in a STEM field and will be graduating in the next 2 years. Recently I've taken a look at realestate.com and boy oh boy is it shocking. Even if I get lucky with a starting salary of 60k - 70k, rent will end up being a huge portion of my after tax salary.
I don't want to rely on my partner to chip in, as I don't know if/when this will happen. I understand you don't have to live in the flashiest suburb or the nicest apartment, but even then a decent one will set you back 400-500 dollarydoos a week!
Obviously the Sydney market is messed up, but still. Couple that will sky high inflation and it makes living seem sooo out of reach. Kinda worried about my generation and the ones that will follow. Especially with all this BNPL and instant gratification destroying people's financial habits.