Finding an appartment in Paris is a real mission and next to impossible for several years now. To give you an idea those days the average price is around 900EUR/month for a decent 50 square meter in a recent good standing building with a parking. Generally, they are asking you to earn 4 times (net) the monthly rent. That makes your salary reaching 3600EUR net, which makes about 4450EUR gross, that is: 53500EUR annually. Shop well to find this salary in Paris, even with 10 years of experience as a software engineer, it is unlikely. But wait ! this is not finished...
If you earn slightly under this amount, you will be asked to find someone else (preferably from your family) that also earns this amount of money.
If you have not been working full time for at least a year, you can be asked more guarantees. Someone asked me to find 3 people earning 5 times (net) the monthly rent. We are now reaching 66800EUR per year.
Hello McFly ?
I don't know on which planet these people live, but this is impossible for most people.
Why such stupid things ? because law in France is such that being an owner does not give you any rights if your renter does not pay, you can nearly never kick him out due to people protection law. Some (a lot) of people know it and abuse it and don't pay and nearly never get into trouble. Therefore owners are very cautious and try to get the maximum financial guarantees possible.
So who is paying such shit ? honest people who pay.
I'm now considering renting a very small studio for a year or do some sharing. I have had enough of these people and wasted too much time and energy like that.