And the award for The Most Unaffordable Place To Live goes to...the Bay Area. You are shocked, I can tell. To buy a median-priced home of $742,900 in the Bay Area (which includes SF, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa counties), all you need to make is a measly income of $142,448 a year. That's it!
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Cleveland is the most affordable metro area on the list, where you can buy a huge roof over your head with just a slightly lower salary of $32,010. But then....you'd have to be a Cavs fan. And who wants that?
(See appropriately colored map below for the salary needed to live in other major metros around the country.)
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