What to do if you need to move but don't have money?

We've created a 5-step plan to help you find the independence you're looking for. I know those may not be the ideal solutions (trust me, I've been there), but rental prices aren't going to fall magically to fit your budget. You need to be realistic and adopt the solutions that will work for you. From one city to another, the cost of renting can vary greatly.

And if you're thinking about moving out of your parents' house, it's good to have a guide on how much you can afford. Now, many people will tell you that you should set your rent at 30% of your gross income, but we think it's too high. This is just another reason why setting your rent budget at no more than 25% of your net salary is a good idea. Most places offer the opportunity to sign a 6-month or 12-month lease.

However, they may be willing to reduce their rent if you offer to sign an 18-month or even 24-month lease. If you don't ask, you'll never know.