How to split the costs with roommates? #Budget#Roommates#money#roommates July 17 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Who pays how much for each room? Photo © by star5112, used under Creative Commons license. My fiance and I are in the process of buying our first home together and have offered to let a friend and her son move in with us and "pay rent" (part of the mortgage + utilities). Now, we're not concerned (yet) about sharing spaces, etc., but my fiance does have a bit of a hang up on the payment situation. Due to city housing ordinances, my friend's son is required to have his own bedroom, so she will essentially be taking two bedrooms while my fiance and I have one. He thinks our friend should be paying more than just half because she's taking more space — but the whole point of this exercise was to help her pay less so she can pay off credit cards and medical bills. My suggestion was that all of the adults (myself, fiance, and friend) all pay in equal "budget" (such as $500) to cover bills and mortgage and anything left over goes towards house renovations or something else. Homies, how have you worked out splitting the costs between roommates in such a situation before? -Anna R Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Colors and patterns like WHOA on this DIYed, Bohemian-style dresser NEXT Save money and make your own home-made chocolate cherry "Larabars" Show/Hide comments [ 81 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.