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Making It in San Diego: Here's what you need to earn to afford a two-bedroom apartment in San Diego

Posted: 2:33 PM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 18:17:10-04
San Diego among most expensive multi-family housing markets

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diegans hoping to rent a two-bedroom apartment would need to work more than three minimum-wage jobs to be able to afford housing, according to a new report.

The report, conducted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition , named the San Diego-Carlsbad metro the fifth most expensive area for housing in the state.

The report found that San Diegans need to make more than $39 an hour to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment at a fair market value of $2,068.

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That means you’d have to make more than $82,000 per year to afford a two-bedroom apartment. Making minimum wage, you’d need to work 3.3 jobs, according to the report.

Ranking at the top of the list is San Francisco, where renters need to make more than $60 an hour to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

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