Hypothetical clean living indoors in a place that is NOT infested with rats. Even at $1500 there still may be Rats fighting over food in the kitchen;- I've heard of places for $2100/month with rat infestation issues.
My main issue is health related with mold.
20 days to work in a month 5 day workweek.$1500 apartment / 20 days = $75
$300 utilities / 20 days = $15
$1800 a month /20 days = $90/ day
Tax @ 12% would be like $285 a month.
This doesn't include food costs, transportation, other basic bills.
Looks like time to leave the Rainbow State!!!