Seriously, greater Nashville, TN area here… to afford an apartment by yourself one needs to be making closer to $25 an hour.
Will there ever be a time again where people can work 25-30 hours a week and be able to afford a home, basic utilities. I’m not even talking about a fancy lifestyle just to be able to survive.
Literally have a family member who makes $26 an hour (works 4 10s) and has to work and overtime day twice a month to make ends meet, want to do anything extra, work additional OT. Literally said once student loan payments restart they will have to move back in with their parents because they won’t be able to afford to live on their own anymore, and hell they are just barley getting by without even factoring student loans yet 🤦️