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Where do you currently live? Hackensack New Jersey perhaps? Maybe Central Arkansas? What about Dunedin Florida, or some other city that barely deserves the ink cost to be printed on a map of our great country, the US of A?
So you’re inspired by the crisp clean air, hilly street, and Golden Gate Bridge are you? We don’t blame you, San Fran is one of the most beautiful and lively cities in all the States. But if you want to make this Californian metropolis your home, expect to pay about $809,400 for a home (as is the median price) – which means you’ll need to earn a salary of at least $153,000 a year to afford one and live within your means.
Prefer the stars on the streets, instead of the one’s in the San Fran sky? Then off to California’s most famous city, Los Angeles we go. There the median house price is $508,600. Not bad considering San Fran’s cost. Nevertheless, you’ll have to earn about $99,500 a year to afford it.
Next stop: Bean Town – Boston, Massachusetts. If you want to live in one of America’s more intellectual cities, along with their storied sports teams, expect to pay (on average) $449,100 for a home. This means you can also expect to have to earn at least $93,000 to afford it.
New York City
The Big Apple. New York City. There isn’t a person who alive who doesn’t want to live here (even if they don’t admit it). As far as most of the world is concerned, New York is the center of the universe. Surprisingly, the cost of the home here is less than San Fran’s, as the median house price is $410,600. That equals to a salary of no less than $91,500 a year to make it doable.
Want to live next to the President? Well, not next to of course. And in a couple of months, should Donald Trump be elected, then most will want to forget about Washington, D.C. all together. But until then, it may interest you to know that a home is America’s capital is about $388,500, on average. Just make sure you’re making at least $82,000 a year.
Feeling a little more west coast’ish? Then if you’re looking to head to Seattle, know that the median price of a home there is $386,300. That’s equal to a salary of $80,000 a year to live comfortably.
Next stop on our tour: Denver, Colorado. A home in the Mile-High city will run you about $353,000. Should that interest you, then make sure you’re making at least $70,000 a year to make it worth your while.
In Portland, Oregon, you can expect to pay around $320,000 for a home. As well, expect to earn about $67,000 a year to afford it.
Chicago. The Windy City. Of of America’s most beautiful cities, where the restaurants and night life are to die for. So when the average price of a home will run you approximately $230,000 – it’s rather surprising. Quite pleasantly so. And as long as you’re making about $62,000 a year, you can totally wing it.
Welcome to Philly, the city of Brotherly Love, where the median house price is $234,800. Enjoy your stay – as long as you’re earning more than $55,500 a year.
Been considering Minneapolis, Minnesota for sometime now? Well, as long as you’re making $51,500 a year, you’ll be plenty fine to purchase one of this beautiful city’s homes that average around $289,000.
Never want to see winter again? Then Orlando, Florida is the perfect home for you. And you can find your perfect home there for about $201,200, as long as you have a salary of $47,500 a year, that is.