home affordability grade paycheck rating

Home Affordability Grades For 25 Big Cities

An Affordability Grade of "C" means someone making the median income can afford the median priced home.
The Paycheck Power Rating is the percent the median income exceeds or falls short of the income required for a median priced home.

  • City

    Affordability
    Grade

    Paycheck Power Rating

  • Atlanta

    A

    40.00%

  • Baltimore

    C

    7.61%

  • Boston

    D

    11.62%

  • Chicago

    C

    2.60%

  • Dallas

    C

    6.68%

  • Denver

    C

    4.34%

  • Detroit

    A

    45.32%

  • Houston

    C

    5.20%

  • Los Angeles

    D-

    12.52%

  • Miami

    D-

    12.59%

  • Milwaukee

    D+

    2.94%

  • Minneapolis

    A-

    32.20%

  • New York

    F

    29.71%

  • Philadelphia

    C

    2.89%

  • Phoenix

    B+

    23.67%

  • Pittsburgh

    C+

    13.64%

  • Portland

    C-

    0.39%

  • Sacramento

    B-

    15.68%

  • St. Louis

    B+

    23.49%

  • San Antonio

    C-

    0.55%

  • San Diego

    F

    25.90%

  • San Francisco

    F

    32.76%

  • Seattle

    C-

    0.63%

  • Tampa

    D+

    3.03%

  • Washington

    C+

    14.38%

  • Mortgage RatesSource: Interest.com