New York Mag’s Charlotte Cowles delves into the world of paying rent when your significant other makes more money than you. The situation is this: Sylvia makes a teacher’s salary while her boyfriend works in real estate and has a healthy family inheritance. So do they get the nicer apartment and have him pay more or split down the middle and get a smaller place?
Cowles offers this remedy: compare what the two of you make and pay your ratio. So if one of you makes $20k and the other makes $80k, split the rent 80/20. There are still other expenses to think about, though. It may be better to split other things 50/50, so you don’t feel like you’re freeloading all the time. Hell yeah! But Cowles says that communication is the best remedy to any financial situation with your boo.
Source: NY Mag