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Your Questions About Cheap One Bedroom Apartments

April 15, 2012

Daniel asks…

Is it better to pay a lot for a nice apartment per month, or live in a cheap apartment but have nice things?

I have always wanted to rent this apartment. It is more like a condo. It is 2 stories and you have your own private garage to park you car in on the first floor, then you walk upstairs from the garage and it is a one bedroom luxury apartment that is unfurnished. Trouble is, the rent for this apartment is $864 per month.

The apartment I live in now is only $435 per month, but it is in a crappy neighborhood and it is old, but it is cheap and within walking distance to my work.

Trouble is, I think I’d feel better about life if I lived in the nicer apartment. After all, you only live once, right? On the other hand, I could live in my current apartment and fix it up on the inside and just fill it with nice things, maybe redo the windows so they are weather proof and paint the walls to make it seem more like home.

I only make $9/hour, so the luxury apartment would pretty much zap my income every month, but I’d feel so happy about where I lived. My current apartment leaves me with money left over per month, but I am miserable living here. It’s one of those apartment where the walls are paper thin and you can hear everything that goes on with your neighbors and in the hallway.

If you were me, what would you do?

Administrator answers:

Go with the one you want :) you do only live once, and you’re earning the money so you can spend it how you like! If you are miserable living where you are, i would suggest moving to a new place. Maybe you can find one thats better than where youa re, but not quite as expensive as the place you would like?

You could think about taking a course and getting a new job to increase your wage too, change your whole life while you’re at it and make it better :D best of luck. You have the power to make your life what you want it to be!

Mark asks…

where in canada is the cheapest rent for a one bedroom apartment?

Administrator answers:

Newfoundland and Saskatchewan

Lizzie asks…

Looking for easiest cheapest way to move a one bedroom apartment’s worth of furniture across Canada?

From London Ontario to Nanaimo B.C. this september.

Administrator answers:

Ask a moving company for a part load. You may have to wait until another load is going to the same area.

William asks…

best cheap safe country to live in?

I’m expecting my first child this fall. Can anyone recommend a nice country where I can find work and live in that’s outside of the US & other than Canda? I’m looking for:

1) English speaking country-
I’m Asian & hoping for a place that isn’t hostile to foreigners

2) Safe for women

3) VERY cheap apartments & childcare-
In America, a 1 bedroom averages about $600 including bills. And then there’s childcare, which costs just as much. That alone is already way too much for a single mother who is completely on her own. I’m looking for a country where those expenses would be about half of that.

4.) Somewhere tourist-y
So I can find employment easily, work my butt off to save money & come back to the US one day and raise my child decently.

Some people have suggested Tunisia, Thailand, Phillipines, Malaysia. Opinions? Other reccomendations?

Administrator answers:

TUNISIA

I am an American living in Tunisia and I love Tunisia very much!

Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the northernmost African country, and the smallest of the nations situated along the Atlas mountain range, bordering Algeria, to the west, and Libya to the south east.

The country is so full of history (has been under the rule of Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Ottomans, Beys, and French; played a significant part in WWII, was the center of the ancient world with Carthage as the capitol, etc) and it has so many beautiful places to visit! It is unlike any other Arab country in that is has a lot of greenery. There are also many historical ruins in just about every part of the country you go to.

The mountain region is breathtaking! There are fantastic views and an the atmosphere is reminiscent of an old town in Switzerland. Absolutely gorgeous! The coast is marvelous. The Sea is clear and picturesque. The midland and south are terrific because they offer you the chance to peek into a forgotten society – one that holds fast to tradition. I have been all over Tunisia and have visited most cities and have loved everyone because they each have their own special charm.

The people are so warm and hospitable. They instantly welcome you as one of their own and treat you like family. Tunisia is also a very safe place. There are not many places in this world where a women can walk the streets alone in the middle of the night without fear. Yet I often take late night walks and have never had any problems and have never felt fearful. Tunisia on a whole is a very safe country. I have lived in Tunis and Monastir and have visited other parts of the country without any problems.

$1 is equal to 1.314 TDN

http://finance.yahoo.com/currency?u

Things are pretty reasonably priced here in Tunisia. Let me give you some examples.

A 1.5L bottle of mineral water costs .400TDN ($.30), but most people buy them is cartons of 6. Just a way to not have to go to the store all the time to buy water. A 1L bottle of coke is 1TDN ($.76), while a 1.5L bottle is 1.500TDN ($1.14).

Taxi rides are pretty cheap, but if you want to save on that you can always walk. A taxi ride is usually around 3TDN ($2.28) depending on how far you are going and what city you will be in.

Food prices will depend on what type of restaurant you want to go to. A fast food place will cost you about 3TDN ($2.28) per person if you buy a coke along with your sandwich. An actual restaurant will run you anywhere between 20-30TDN total($15.22-$22.83) for 4 people, including drinks, and many times dessert as well.

Housing is cheap too, depending on what city, where in the city, and how big a place you are looking for. Rents run anywhere between 150TDN-500TDN ($114.14-$382.73). Water and Electricity bills come every 3 months, and those depend on how much you use. I’ll use ours as a reference. Our last water bill was 8 TDN ($6.13) and our last electricity bill was 35TDN ($26.81).

Child care depends on where you take them, but can run anwhere from 25-50TDN a month ($19.15-$38.30)

Tunisia is definitely geared towards tourism. I suggest you check out the Tunisia section under travel http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/index;_ylt=Ajvu_tkLcfQ.OLPZ1SISVG7sy6IX?sid=396545482

Here’s links to photo albums I have on Tunisia. Feel free to look at any others I have if you want.

Monastir (where I live) – a Sea coast city

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jamie_hassen/album/576460762326455859

Hammam Bourguiba – a Mountain city

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jamie_hassen/album/576460762326464997

Djerba – The largest island off the coast of North Africa

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamie_hassen/sets/72157594505054775/detail/

Feel free to look at any of my other photos of Tunisia as well:

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jamie_hassen/albums/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamie_hassen/

I also wrote an introductory blog about Tunisia on my 360 page. If you’re interested in looking at it:

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-5ksVjU47eqs_12qDwPwirmLXqHA-?cq=1&p=764

And here is a blog I did about our recent trip to Djerba (an island off of the Southern coast of Tunisia)

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-5ksVjU47eqs_12qDwPwirmLXqHA-?cq=1&p=1787

If you have any other questions, or if I can be of more assistance, feel free to contact me. I can give you other websites concerning Tunisia, as the Tunisia tourism website is now badly out of date.

Linda asks…

Cheap-ish holiday apartments in Funchal, Madeira for New Year?

Looking for accommodation in central Funchal:

1 x two – double bedroom apartment (for 2 couples) arr. 29th Dec – dep. 5th Jan. ideally under 250 EUROS for the week.
and
1 x one/two bedroom apartment for 1 couple and 1 single arr. 20th Dec – dep 5th Jan. Price not so crucial as they can afford to pay more.
If the apartments are in same block or nearby, even better, but not essential.

Anyone have any info, or know any good websites for this?

Administrator answers:

You can find answers on the site below

Richard asks…

one bedroom apartment and a baby on the way?

My husband and I have a one bedroom apartment and are planning on staying there after the baby is born. At least for a while. (Rent is really cheap and using extra $ to pay off bills so we will be able to buy a nice house). Anyone in this situation and how did you make it work? The baby will obvously have to be in our room. Any baby things that are a must or thing that you can go without? Any ideas on how to save space? I don’t need any smartass comments about not being able to afford a baby, I just want to hear from people who have choose to go this route.

Administrator answers:

I was in the same situation. What we did, was took a corner out of the room and placed a crib in it, if you don’t have enough room, try a basinet. Then buy a shelf and those cute square baskets with fabric in it, and I filled those up with lotions, diapers,etc. , you can also put the baskets underneath the crib and put her clothes in it, or whatever. Goodluck

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