Since childhood, we've all been playing house, whether with a Barbie dream home or a tree house. This desire to have a place of our own persists, as we age and fantasize about a day when we won't have to deal with creepy landlords. But, if a new report by financial publisher HSH Associates is to be believed, that day might never come for most San Franciscans.
The survey looked into how much one would need to earn in order to afford payments on a median-priced home, and found that San Francisco is the most out-of-reach urban area in the country with a salary of $137,129. Rounding out the top 3 were San Diego and New York City, with $98,534 and $89,788 respectively. Check out the full results (if you can stomach it):