Can you live off 40k a year?
You can live a full life with money leftover to invest every month at 40k.
You can also make three times that and live paycheck to paycheck.
It isn’t about what you make, it is about what you spend.
Is earning 40k a year good?
21k+ is a very good salary, 40k is excellent. If you’re in a typical household with two people and two kids, earning 18-21k, then you are able to live comfortably – so 40k from two earners would give you a very nice lifestyle. If you’re single and earning 21k+ then you can live very comfortably.
What can you afford with a 40k salary?
3. The 36% Rule
|Gross Income||28% of Monthly Gross Income||36% of Monthly Gross Income|
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What is a good salary to live off of?
The Big Easy is anything but for its residents who are earning less — and there are likely plenty with a median income under $40,000 a year. It’s much worse if you’re renting, though, as median earners who don’t own are around $49,000 a year short of the income necessary to live comfortably.