Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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15. San Francisco County, California
> Metro area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 63.5%
> Avg. monthly wage: $8,356
> Median home ownership cost: $7,045
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $4,250

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14. Alameda County, California
> Metro area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 64.6%
> Avg. monthly wage: $5,910
> Median home ownership cost: $4,394
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $3,251

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13. Santa Barbara County, California
> Metro area: Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 66.4%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,243
> Median home ownership cost: $3,246
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,417

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12. Queens County, New York
> Metro area: New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 69.5%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,225
> Median home ownership cost: $3,782
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,293

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11. Orange County, California
> Metro area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 70.7%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,988
> Median home ownership cost: $4,150
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,722