Map Shows Salaries Required to Afford a Home in U.S. Cities

March 10, 2015

In Pittsburgh, Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati, you could afford a home while making less than $34,000, The Washington Post reports.

At the other end of the spectrum are New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, which require salaries of nearly $90,000 to afford the principal, interest, taxes and insurance payments on a median-priced home.

But the most expensive city by far is San Francisco, which requires an estimated $142,448, making it the only metro area requiring a six-figure salary to afford a median-priced home.

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