This San Franciscan was not impressed with the moans of a six figure earning city mate
He said he accepted a 50% pay cut to relocate to San Diego, sacrificing his habits of “spending $8 on a bagel and coffee or $12 on freshly pressed juice.”
An anonymous woman, who said only that she works for “a major telecoms corporation,” acknowledged that she and her partner make more than $1 million together.
So sad, this poor guy had to sacrifice his habits of “spending $8 on a bagel and coffee or $12 on freshly pressed juice”
But upon surveying the Silicon Valley landscape, she observed, “This is part of where the American dream is not working out here.”
The woman said she beat cancer several years ago, and would be “deeply screwed” if she lost her job and if Obamacare disappeared.
San Francisco is by many measures the most expensive American city to live in, with the median one-bedroom apartment going for $3,500 a month, according to 2016 data from the real estate website Zumper.
I don’t care if the regular folks don’t have bread, as long as I can have my croissant
But those prices hit many people much harder than those in the tech world.
A study from the real estate site Redfin, for instance, found that there are exactly zero homes in San Francisco County that are affordable for a teacher with the average salary of $59,700 .
According to Department of Housing and Urban Development data, San Francisco also has more homeless people per square mile than any American city behind New York, where $3,000 a month isn’t getting any families a two-bedroom house.