Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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20. Contra Costa County, California
> Metro area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 60.3%
> Avg. monthly wage: $5,437
> Median home ownership cost: $3,280
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $3,251

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19. Nassau County, New York
> Metro area: New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 60.4%
> Avg. monthly wage: $5,012
> Median home ownership cost: $3,086
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,627

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18. Hawaii County, Hawaii
> Metro area: Hilo, HI
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 60.8%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,497
> Median home ownership cost: $2,311
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $1,804

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17. El Dorado County, California
> Metro area: Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 61.1%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,910
> Median home ownership cost: $2,610
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $1,609

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16. San Mateo County, California
> Metro area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 63.0%
> Avg. monthly wage: $8,947
> Median home ownership cost: $6,626
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $4,250