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Rent Is More Expensive In CA Than Just About Anywhere Else

(File photo) Renters in Los Angeles only make about $22 an hour on average, leaving many burdened by housing costs.
(File photo) Renters in Los Angeles only make about $22 an hour on average, leaving many burdened by housing costs.
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According to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, California housing costs are the second highest in the country, only behind Hawaii. 

Californians have to earn nearly $35 an hour in order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment and still have enough left over for other expenses. But renters in Los Angeles only make about $22 an hour on average, leaving many burdened by housing costs.