Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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5. Kings County, New York
> Metro area: New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 78.4%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,722
> Median home ownership cost: $4,518
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,293

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4. Napa County, California
> Metro area: Napa, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 80.0%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,358
> Median home ownership cost: $4,093
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,526

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3. Maui County, Hawaii
> Metro area: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 86.8%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,606
> Median home ownership cost: $3,614
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,507

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2. Santa Cruz County, California
> Metro area: Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 90.8%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,977
> Median home ownership cost: $4,451
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,620

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1. Marin County, California
> Metro area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 98.6%
> Avg. monthly wage: $5,554
> Median home ownership cost: $6,104
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $4,250