So my plan is to move out to northern California. I know its expensive to live in California, but I am going to be renting out there. There are some decent apartment complexes that have a monthly rent of $500-800. I'm a bit unfamiliar still with the renting process, but does the monthly rent cover all of the basics (electric, heat etc.)? Or would I have to cover those with additional bills? Pretty much what I'm asking is how much on average would I need to be making to cover all of the essentials?