Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten claims they 'can't afford' more than a ...

Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten claims they 'can't afford' more than a ...
Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten claims they 'can't afford' more than a ...
Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten claims they 'can't afford' more than a one-bedroom apartment in D.C. and says city is 'almost unaffordable' Chasten complained about the high prices of the capital in an interview Monday Said he and husband Pete couldn't find an affordable one-bedroom apartment with a den Instead they moved into an one-bedroom apartment in a building where rent starts at $4,500-a-month  They secured a lease for the 800-square foot pad in the Eastern Market area for $3,000 with two months of free rent Buttigieg's salary is $221,400 a year and Chasten, a former middle school and drama teacher, is unemployed  The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in D.C. is $2,090 a month, according to rental site Zumper  The average salary of a capital resident is $77,000 a year, according to Payscale 

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten claims the couple can't afford a one-bedroom apartment in Washington D.C and say the city is 'almost unaffordable'. 

In an interview with the Washington Post published on Monday, Chasten griped that a one-bedroom apartment including a den was out of their price range.

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Instead, they decided to move into an apartment building in the Eastern Market area of the city, where rent starts at $4,500 a month for a one-bedroom and $5,650 for a two-bedroom.

They chose the spot because of the high security and the amenities including an elevator.  

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten claims the couple can't afford a one-bedroom apartment in Washington D.C and say the city is 'almost unaffordable'.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten claims the couple can't afford a one-bedroom apartment in Washington D.C and say the city is 'almost unaffordable'.

'We're doing fine for ourselves, and [yet] the city is almost unaffordable. Which tells you how extremely unaffordable it is for many people,' Chasten said in the interview.

Chasten also said that the rent was less than $4,500 a month

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