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New List Ranks San Diego Low For Millennial Living

Danielle Radin, NBC7 SAN DIEGO

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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“Cost of living is not as high as San Francisco here but our wages are not as high either," said Kelly Cunningham, an economist with National University in San Diego.

Cunningham said part of the problem is that it is so expensive to build housing in San Diego.

"We make it very challenging for somebody entering the market and the younger people trying to get started. We force people to go to Riverside or even Tijuana to live and then commute into San Diego to work," added Cunningham.

Cunningham said another factor is a lot of the millennials living in San Diego are part of the military. Now that defense spending has decreased, many of those young people have been reassigned or are not being stationed in San Diego.