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House poor, data rich

Numbers indicate San Diegans pay more for shelter than all metro areas

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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The shocker: San Diegans spend more of their household income on shelter than residents of any other metro area. San Diegans' income before taxes is 19 percent higher than the United States average, but annual expenditures on shelter are 57 percent higher.
"This stark difference is evidence for just how 'house poor' San Diegans are," says Cunningham.