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起 Qǐ is used with verbs of buying.

租得起 Zūdeqǐ 'can afford to rent'

因为工资高,所以房子再贵他都租得起。 Yīnwèi gōngzī gāo, suǒyǐ fángzi zài guì tā dōu zūdeqǐ.
‘Because of his high salary, the higher rent is affordable for him.’

2000元以内的房租我们都租得起。 Liǎngqiān yuán yǐnèi de fángzū wǒmen dōu zūdeqǐ.
‘We can afford houses with rents up to 2000 yuan.’

这个地段的房子一般白领租得起。 Zhège dìduàn de fángzi yìbān báilǐng zūdeqǐ.
‘Houses in this area are affordable to normal white collar workers.’

只有大牌才租得起这个商场的店铺。 Zhǐ yǒu dàpái cái zūdeqǐ zhège shāngchǎng de diànpù.
‘Only famous brand companies are able to rent the shops in this shopping mall.’

我买不起电影票但是租得起碟片。 Wǒ mǎibuqǐ diànyǐngpiào dànshì zūdeqǐ diépiàn.
‘I can’t afford film tickets but I can buy DVDs.’