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Where do people spend the highest percentage of their income on rent?

If you want to stay, you gotta pay.

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Paying rent is a lot less fun than seeing the Broadway show of the same name. It’s that unrelenting monthly obligation that takes a huge bite from your hard-earned income. But hey, if you want a place to stay, you gotta pay.

Interestingly, residents of some states groan louder than others when the landlord comes knocking. According to data from and, there are a handful of states in which renters give landlords nearly half of their yearly wage on average!

On the flipside, there are states where renters fork over just a quarter of their yearly wage (with one state clocking in at an average of 24%).

To find out which states spend the highest percentage of their income on rent, check out this infographic posted by Reddit user u/RepThatCurry.

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