Libby Kane at the Business Insider gives a break down on how much you need to earn if you want to buy a house in 12 major U.S. cities. According the BI report, you could get into a house in Detroit with an income of $32,500 per year. At the high-end, you would need to bring in $137,000 a year to get into the median priced house in San Francisco.
This article is a follow-up to the report that teachers can’t afford homes in San Francisco. The typical teacher in San Francisco can afford a home costing as much as $220,000 but property at that price just isn’t a reality in The City.