The best thing you can do is save rent and save transport expenses, either by moving closer to work/biking, a smaller space, or both.
If I didn't have a gf I'd move to an even smaller apt closer to my college I'll be going to medic school at, but for my area I'm probably as cheap as I could get.
Trust me, if you're >no gf You're dodging a major financial bullet. You can get by with shit I can't. You can live in a small studio apt and eat cheaper food, also can buy more guns. My biggest mistake was falling in love, and I hope to fuck she cheats on me so I can have my freedom back because I too want more guns and I also wanna save more money.