The most expensive places to get a decent place to live, no surprise, form the epicenter of the tech boom in Northern California, according to an interactive map created by the Washington Post‘s Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham. In order to afford a regular 1 bedroom — not a dive nor a glam pad — you’d have to make $29.83 per hour in San Francisco, San Matteo or Marin counties.
By comparison, here the cost of housing is a bargain: In Allegheny, Butler and Westmoreland counties: $12.17. Armstrong County offers the cheapest rents at $9.06 per hour.
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