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I've seen a quote somewhere that Dex would earn approximately 70k per year as a senior forensic tech.
Add to his credits: the house Paul owned from a drug deal, which Rita inherited; half of Harry's life insurance (surely he'd have something like that as a cop?); half of the profits from the sale of the Morgan family home after Harry's death.
What those credits are worth? Well, Joe Driscoll's house was in a farflung Dade City and appears to have only 1 bedroom, or a second bedroom not big enough for two people to sleep in (because Deb and Rudy had to sleep on the sofa bed that one time). Rita's place had three bedrooms and didn't appear to be in a flash neighbourhood either.
Debits - I think you can take out the payments for the boat - I think he would have used Harry's inheritance to pay for that, since it seems to have been part of his ritual for some time.
Dexter and Rita's new house is in a nice neighbourhood, sure, but it's not as flash as some of their neighbours' places. It appears to have three bedrooms, because when Deb came to stay Astor got "evicted" from hers. Harrison's room, which has glass doors and is next to the front door, appears to be a dining room or other living area that's been converted into a nursery. I think the addition of the shed to the backyard suggests that Dexter and Rita bought their new place rather than leased it.
Do the profits from Joe Driscoll's house and Rita's (Paul's) house equal the cost of Rita's and Dexter's new place? Probably not, but they would take out a big chunk of it, surely.
ETA: Okay - more on the costs.
The only way to work out how much Dexter's apartment might cost is to identify where it actually is in Miami (bearing in mind that the apartment actually exists in Miami, because the pilot was filmed there).
Here's where it is: http://www.seeing-st...extersApartment
The article above says that apartments in that particular block sell for between $175,000 and $325,000. Though, prices must have fallen since then, because here's one, in the same block, and with two bedrooms, for $119,000.http://searchmiamiho...Club - Listings
Even if it was worth $250,000, I think Dex could easily afford rental payments for that on his salary and have quite a bit left over.
Edited by clairebbbear, Nov 2, 2009 @ 9:34 AM.