My friend is having a rental issue. She lost her teaching job for next year but wants to stay in the area due to the fact that she has a really serious boyfriend, and with the way our districts are set up, this is literally the only district that you can work for and still live in this area. Anything else would be at least a 90 minute commute regularly, and keep in mind we have extreme weather a lot as well. Anyway, she's currently working a couple of part time jobs but obviously not making as much as she was in her full time teaching job. Another teacher who has a husband and toddler was looking for a house to rent, and they were going to have my friend rent a room in the house which would save them both money. Due to the extremely high cost of living in the area, this is not an uncommon set up for us "middle class" folks. The house is renting for 3200 a month- this is actually a great deal for the area- the only reason it's so "cheap" is because the house is way out of the way from everything and it's a student's parents who are offering the teacher a "deal." How much do you think my friend should pay to just rent the one room in the house?