Is living in a St. Pete apartment expensive? How can I find a place to live within my budget?

If you are contemplating moving into a St. Pete apartment, you may want to plan ahead for the cost of living. Currently, living in St. Pete, your costs will be in the 96th percentile. This means that the cost of living in St. Pete is about 4% less than the average cost of living throughout the United States. You may find that living in St. Pete is actually cheaper than where you have been living.

A St. Pete apartment can be affordable, with some forethought. Much of your costs will depend on your personal situation. If you are able, finding roommates is a good way to defray costs in your new home. Roommates will make your rent cheaper, and may be a good way for you to make friends as you get used to being in a new city. The part of St. Pete that you decide to live in will also affect your costs. Living closer to downtown will cost more, further away will be less.

Our apartment search tool can help you find the perfect location for your new St. Pete apartment. You can specify the neighborhood you want to live in, and narrow down further by looking on the map provided. You can also choose your apartment based on the price.

Know what you will be able to pay before you start looking for your apartment. You'd hate to find a place that you love only to later find out that it's way out of your price range! Still, some apartment complexes are willing to work with you. Let them know your budget, and they may be able to find a way to accommodate your needs. If nothing else, it never hurts to ask.

Once you move in to your apartment in St. Petersburg, you can find some simple tricks to make your bills less. Simple things like turning off your lights when you leave a room, and buying energy efficient bulbs will help you lower your costs. During a few months of the year, like April, you may not even need your air conditioning! In hot months like August, turn your air up a little when you leave for work. Hang out at a coffee shop on Saturdays and enjoy their frigid air conditioning!

Living in an apartment in St. Pete can be affordable. St. Pete is a great community to live in, and is certainly a place to consider when you want to move.

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