Making It | What It Costs To Live In San Francisco

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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25 thoughts on “Making It | What It Costs To Live In San Francisco

  1. I live in the easy bay. Use to live in union city, for a recent house it can go up to 1MIL Jesus. This summer we sadly moved to Newark very close to union city but my parents pay a lot of rent $3400 every month. My family lives by paycheck by paycheck. Very expensive to live in the bay 🙁

  2. I LOVE SF. Lived there for about 6years and left in 2008 because I couldn't find work in my field. It was a great place, but I look at it now and a lot of the businesses and places I used to go are now "micro luxury" apartments. It's pretty sad all the culture is getting pushed out because it's so expensive.

  3. Before I watched all of this I KNEW people were gonna bellyache about her coffee. God forbid she does not want to make every meal all the time. Commenters always think they can do better with everything and have no small splurges they partake in.

  4. She could be saving so much money in the smallest places. And she made the choice to have children in one of the priciest cities in the U.S. Not the government. Also, she could of saved a lot more by switching to Geico ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  5. San Francisco, city of gays and nudists…
    Driving down the roads of San Francisco there were nude men and women walking and bicycling ..
    It was DISGUSTING..
    I'll never go back to the filthy demonic San Francisco…

  6. there are many technology base headquarters at bay area san francisco like apple, facebook, google, yahoo and many more the only people that live in these area now a days are software engineers computer science/engineer and all technology majors live here lol

  7. How can anyone not see how insane wage slavery is??? How can anyone not see that renting is slavery and should be illegal??? How can anyone not see that debt is slavery and should be illegal??? The original meaning for freedom was free from debt! We've been tricked by a few rich capitalists to be slaves and make them richer! How can anyone not know that this system is insane and out of control (wage vs cost of rent or buy a home) and not want to destroy it?? How can anyone not see that wage slavery is the cause of all homelessness and WORLD POVERTY??!! Doesn't anyone have a BRAIN???

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