What It Costs To Live In San Francisco | Making It



Perennially perched at or near the top of lists of America’s most expensive and affluent cities, San Francisco is increasingly out of reach for people who would be card-carrying members of the American middle class elsewhere. VICE Money spent a day with a state university professor to see how her family of four deals with the city’s high cost of living.

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32 comments

  1. She said that San Francisco has a car culture? It's 7 miles by 7 miles. A car is a "nice to have," but certainly not.a "need to have."

  2. Some of those houses first floor after the terrible earth quake is still under ground unless they fixed it. The ones that had a park across the street. Where that favorite show always used at the beginning of each opening of the show. ..

  3. It doesn’t cost anything if you are a junkie. they give you free syringes, money for you dope and anything else they need is free at your local Walgreens.

  4. I used to live in Oakland and only VISITED San Francisco for a meal now and then. Sausalito was nice too! In Oakland, living was cheap. The Chinatown there was just the right size. How many places to eat does one person need?

  5. My children are grown but no way would I raise my kids in San Francisco or anywhere in California. So how do you feel now living in a city with an open-air bathroom?

  6. I am still willing to consider the possibility of living down in San Francisco some day if the state Of California will just get it's act together on this cost of living problem. Otherwise I am gonna select Seattle or Portland, Oregon as my future dwelling if not some other beautiful albeit more affordable American big city.

    Because San Francisco is a beautiful city and I want to make it a possible future home of mine but not while there is this problem with unlimitedly skyrocketing housing and rental costs not just in San Francisco itself but California as a general whole.

  7. She's really grinding hard, and I applaud her for surviving in this tough housing crisis. But her day care costs are equivalent to almost half her rent, so if she can get it for free through her university somehow, she'd be a lot better off! San Francisco is beautiful, and she deserves to live comfortably with her family. It's a shame rent is so crazy here

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