How much should you earn to buy a home?

How much should you earn to buy a home?
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Do you ever wonder if you make enough money to buy a house? The National Association of REALTORS® mortgage site HSH.com figured out how much potential homeowners should make in several cities around the U.S. The data takes into account the average price of homes in each city, as well as what the average monthly mortgage payment would be.

Take a look at the data here from Realtor.org.

The cities that require the highest salaries to afford a home:

San Francisco
Salary needed: $145,351

San Diego
Salary needed: $101,683

Los Angeles
Salary needed: $96,514

New York City
Salary needed: $92,271

Boston
Salary needed: $84,476

The cities that require the lowest salaries to afford a home:

Pittsburgh
Salary needed: $32,373

Cleveland
Salary needed: $33,909

Tampa
Salary needed: $35,732

Cincinnati
Salary needed: $35,765

St. Louis

Salary needed: $35,800