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The Coolest Secret to Affordable Living in the Bay Area? Houseboats

By Rebecca Treon on November 13, 2019

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The cost of housing in the San Francisco Bay area is astronomically high compared to other U.S. cities, even other major metropolitan areas. In a recent comparison of 75 cities, San Francisco was the most expensive city in the country, with its neighbors San Jose and Oakland in the top five along with New York City and Boston. Living costs in San Francisco are 25 percent higher than the national average and last year, when the government announced that a Bay Area family earning a household income of $117,000 could be considered low income, there was a national uproar. 

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