As a Window cleaner, How much do I need to make to live in San Diego?

Housing costs have risen significantly more here in Southern California than in other parts of the nation. Financial planners generally recommend you budget 30% of your income towards rent. By today’s numbers, the average one-bedroom apartment cost $28,296 annually or $2,358 monthly. The average price for a two-bedroom apartment runs $36,312 yearly or $3,026 per month!

To be able to afford the one-bedroom, you need to net $84,888.00 ($99,635 gross - $14,747 in taxes!). For the two-bedroom your net would need to be $108,936 ($128,040 gross - $19,104 in taxes)

The One-bedroom requires an hourly rate of $47.90 per hour assuming 40 hours weekly for 52 weeks.

The Two-bedroom budget would need to be $61.56 per hour! And this is as a worker!

What if you are the business owner?

The common assumption by those that have never had a business is that the business owner “gets to keep all the money”! Far from it! Most window cleaning companies average about $50,000 profit for every $130,000 - $150,000 in Gross revenue! That means if you are a solo operator, your need to bring in $150 hourly to be able to afford your own one-bedroom apartment! Want the two-bedroom? Try $200 - $250 per hour! And yes… our tax system is “progressive” Make more. Pay more. At these levels most places would have you well off. But this is California.


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30 billion dollars. Period. Sorry, guys. Just spittin’ facts here. You best make no less than 29.9 billion a year POST TAX or move. My old San Diego rent was like 900 million a month it was, needless to say, unsustainable… :smiling_face_with_tear: