A: You’re right to feel uncomfortable. It’s not her business, and she should know better than to grill you. But forget about lying. As you say, most of these prices are public, so if she really wanted to find out, she could. Instead, be up-front and tell her the questions make you uneasy. Most people will take a hint, but if not, try a few nonanswers (“At least it didn’t break the bank”) and sooner or later she’ll get your drift – but not your rent.
via Emily Post.
Pugs & Kisses,