“Most landlords require that renters earn an annual income of at least 40-45 times the monthly rent. So to rent a $2,000/month studio, you (or you and your roommates combined) need to show an annual income of at least $80,000-$90,000. If you don’t qualify, some landlords will accept a larger deposit of around four-six months rent, or require a guarantor who lives in the trisstate area and earns at least 80 times themonthly rent. Alternatively, many landlords will accept an institutional guarantor called Insurent, which will guarantee your lease for a fee of about a month’s rent.”