Budgeting

Trying to stretch your cash? We can help. This page features our best real-deal budgeting advice, with tips, tricks, and life hacks to help you live large on a small budget.

Here at Common, we’re no stranger to savvy budgeting. With our beautiful coliving homes, you get an affordable private room in the most vibrant, fast-growing neighborhoods across the country (think New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle). In other words, we’re already make city living more cost-effective for thousands of Common members - these budgeting tips are just icing on the cake. Check back often to see our latest stories on smart money management, and browse the Common blog for must-reads on all things city living.

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What Is A Normal Rent Increase?

Learn how much you can expect your rent to increase this year and how to tell if it’s too much.

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Rental Market Trends and Average Rent in NYC

Read on to learn what the average rent in NYC will be in 2023, depending on the neighborhood of your choosing.

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Will Rent Prices Go Down in 2023?

Read our predictions on how rental prices will change in 2023.

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Rental Trends and Average Rent in Los Angeles, CA

Read on to learn what the average rent in Los Angeles will be and other rental trends that will occur in 2023.

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Rental Trends and Average Rent in Washington, DC

Read on to learn what the average rent in Washington, DC will be and other rental trends that will occur in 2023.

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The 9 top budget apps for tracking + saving money in a new city

If you’re living in a new city, sticking to a budget can be tough. Here are the 5 best budgeting apps to keep you living within your means.