Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Pier of Long Island in New York City, Queens County
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20. Queens, New York
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 77.9% of $3,549
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 56.2% of $3,549
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: WAGES

Neighborhood road with fall foliage, Westchester County, New York
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19. Westchester, New York
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 81.5% of $4,082
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 42.2% of $4,082
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: WAGES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS

English Tudor Cottage, Nevada County, California
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18. Nevada, California
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 69.5% of $3,623
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 59.8% of $3,623
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS

The Tappan Zee from the Castle, Rockland County, New York
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17. Rockland, New York
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 73.7% of $4,234
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 53.0% of $4,234
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS

Hyde Street Cable Car San Francisco County, California
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16. San Francisco, California
> Ownership as % of monthly wage: 89.4% of $3,636
> Rent as % of monthly wage: 54.3% of $3,636
> Home prices or wages rising faster?: HOME PRICES
> Rents or wages rising faster?: RENTS