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Making It in San Diego: Here's how much space you can rent for the median income in San Diego

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 16, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new report sheds a light on how much space San Diego renters can afford based on median income.

San Diego’s median income can afford renters 552 square feet, according to a new report by Rent Café.

The City of San Diego says the median income for a family of four is $63,400.

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In Chula Vista, the median income goes slightly further at 565 square feet. According to Data USA, the median household income in the South Bay city is slightly less than $69,000.

While 552 square feet may not seem like a ton of space, the median income in other California cities affords renters far less.

According to the report, if you limit spending on rent to 30 percent of your income, you’d have to live in less than 350 square feet in both Los Angeles and Oakland.

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San Francisco placed slightly higher on the list at 407 square feet due to a higher median income.

Gilbert, Arizona ranked highest on the list, where the median income has the buying power of a little more than 1,170 square feet. The median household income in the Arizona city is slightly more than $85,000, according to Data USA.