The Cost of Living in San Francisco

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While there has been some disagreement over the exact value of San Francisco’s comical monthly rental rates, San Francisco Business Times is confident in declaring that a citizen of San Francisco needs to earn at least $201,171 per year to live here. It goes on to paint a similarly rosy picture of salary minimums for the rest of the Bay Area (six figures or better to open). This may explain the recent interest in “group housing” for young professionals, which is a viable option so long as no one gets married or attempts to host a dinner party.