Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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10. Ventura County, California
> Metro area: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 71.8%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,499
> Median home ownership cost: $3,514
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,692

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9. Sonoma County, California
> Metro area: Santa Rosa, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 73.2%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,226
> Median home ownership cost: $3,564
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,449

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8. Monterey County, California
> Metro area: Salinas, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 75.1%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,787
> Median home ownership cost: $3,547
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,211

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7. Honolulu County, Hawaii
> Metro area: Urban Honolulu, HI
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 75.2%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,194
> Median home ownership cost: $3,461
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,885

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6. San Luis Obispo County, California
> Metro area: San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 76.9%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,703
> Median home ownership cost: $3,435
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,023