If you live alone, what do you look for in an apartment?

Especially if you're renting alone. is it price, location, any features? if i make $50,000 / year before taxes, plus commission as i work inside sales, is around $1,000 / month too much, enough, could i look for a little higher? i have a car, and pay insurance. car is paid off. i have a cell phone. and... show more Especially if you're renting alone. is it price, location, any features?

if i make $50,000 / year before taxes, plus commission as i work inside sales, is around $1,000 / month too much, enough, could i look for a little higher?

i have a car, and pay insurance. car is paid off. i have a cell phone. and will need internet. i have some basic furniture i can take with me. and obviously will need to pay for food. maybe aim for $150 / month.

i will need to get renters insurance.

i think this year i might make another $10,000 in commission.
Update: i live near suburbs of sw Chicago.
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