:) Someone wants to rent a house. So he likes one and chooses to rent it. And the person who is renting it out says:

Tenant: It costs just $200 per week.

Renter: Oh! It is out of/ dosen't fit my budget.

So the person shows him another house.

Tenant:It will cost just $120 per week.

Renter: Great! That fits/is in my budget.

So in situation 1,what sounds natural:out of/ dosen't fit.

And in situation 2,what sounds natural: fits/is in.

  • Both sound equally fine. It's purely a matter of personal choice which you use. (They do mean different things, however.) Mar 10, 2019 at 18:44
  • It is “doesn’t” not dosen’t...
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 10, 2019 at 22:17

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Those are all normal, idiomatic ways of referring to what you can afford.


My guess is that in OP's exact context the most common preposition would by That's within my budget. That's using a "container" metaphoric reference to "budget" (where the corresponding "too expensive" version would be outside my budget). By the same token That fits my budget is again a container metaphor, but that version isn't so common.

We can also use the "point on a linear scale" metaphoric form (beyond my budget), which is often further restricted to "point on a vertical scale (over / above / under / below my budget).

But we don't often use plain in in this context - probably because the usual "default" meaning of That's in my budget is I have made provision for that in my budget.

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