Splitwise Calculator Tells You How Much To Chip In For Crashing On The Couch

Splitwise Calculator Tells You How Much To Chip In For Crashing On The Couch

Splitwise, the folks behind previously mentioned bill-splitting web app Split The Rent (now also called Splitwise) have unveiled a guest calculator to help you figure out how much you should chip into the household pot to say thank you if you’ve been crashing on the couch for a few days or weeks.

The web app uses a pretty simple algorithm to do the maths: supply the apartment’s total rent, how often the actual residents pay the rent, how many nights you’re staying, and how many people normally live in the apartment, and you’ll get a suggested number that would cover your “rent” for the time you’re crashing there.

The Splitwise Guest Calculator is meant as a guideline if you want to say thanks to a friend for letting you sleep on their couch or in their guest room, or for you to come up with a fair amount to ask a long-term houseguest to chip in to the household expenses. Asking a houseguest to chip in for the bills and groceries is a tricky proposition, no matter what tool you use. How do you approach a guest who’s stayed long enough that they should probably help with the expenses? How much do you ask for? Share your tips in the comments.

The Splitwise Guest Calculator [Splitwise]

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