Renting a studio apartment as IB analyst - furnished or unfurnished?
I'm looking to rent a studio apartment and initially thought finding a furnished one would be very easy, but apparently a furnished studio is ~1k per month more than an unfurnished one. I'd initially planned on budgeting around 1500-2000 but a furnished would take me up to around 2500.
I was wondering if anyone had advice on whether a furnished studio is unnecessary laziness and it just makes sense to buy (?) furniture instead. The time it would take to set up alone makes me not want to take that route, but I was curious if others had any experience with this decision.
2500 would be almost half of monthly income (base) which is admittedly high. Can I take into account approximated bonus as part of my salary too, then, or should bonuses not be counted as such?
Thanks very much in advance.