Hey, I turn to here because honestly I ran out of options and solutions for this problem and I don’t really know where to turn to.
I’m from and work in Lisbon, Portugal, where rents have been going up and up in the past years. As a reference when I had to move out of my parents home and first started looking for a place to live (age 18) the usual price you would find for a modest flat for one person would be between 400 and 500€ which considering the average wage in Portugal is around 700€ it’s still a lot. Right now (age 26) it’s impossible to find a place for less than 800 900€ and yes te average wage is still pretty much the same.
As it stands I can’t afford my current place plus all the bills being my rent 850€ + 200€ in bills. Even without including basic stuff like food to eat it’s already so much money for my income which is around 900€. It’s really hard to find anything else in Lisbon that is more affordable and can’t really move out because that would imply giving up on the job I am atm. Don’t really have anyone with the possibilities to help me financially atm so I turn here in the hope someone will be able to.
The reason I mention 4 months is because there is hope. After being motivated from someone close to me I asked for a raise at my work and they promised they would give me a 30% raise in 4 months. With that I could probably finally afford my rent and bills even if it’s not super comfortable I will be able to manage but these 4 months until then it’s honestly suffocating. Right now I have barely any money and I have a rent that I should have payed a few days ago with the value of 850€. Plus with no money left I can’t even afford the transportation to go to work so what i’ve been doing to save on that regard is to walk to work and back everyday which amounts to 16km walk everyday.
I won’t ask for any amount in particular tho i specified more or less my situation in terms of amounts. Any help is really really precious at this time and I would be so thankful for anyone that can put themselves forward to help out.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this if you want to ask something in particular feel free to contact me via email and sorry for kinda the long text, there is a lot more detail to the situation but don’t want to write a whole book here.