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Cost of Housing

Traditionally, a home is considered affordable when rent or mortgage costs consume no more than 30% of household income. But this measure misses a key cost: transportation. How much does it cost to travel to and from everyday destinations?

Range: -
  • < 30 %
  • 30 + %

Cost of Housing + Transportation

The combined costs of housing and transportation offer a more comprehensive view of housing affordability. When transportation costs are added to the equation, the number of affordable neighborhoods (in yellow) declines.

Range: -
  • < 45 %
  • 45 + %