High Rent Can Cause Cavities | Zillow Blog
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And, according to a new Zillow analysis, so does high rent.
The study found a large percentage of individuals who carry a “high rent burden,” meaning he or she spends more than 30 percent of their income on housing, are skimping on health care — everything from dental care to prescription drugs — in order to afford rent.
In the past year, 40 percent of survey respondents said they skimped on dental care. And 25 percent skipped doctor’s visits.