Housing costs are rising in northern California because of a small supply of rental apartments and growing demand for them by technology workers.
A strong economy and the technology industry have been blamed for a housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The industry pays high wages to many of its workers. Because the area is home to many high-tech companies, the workers are willing to pay more for housing.
The average cost for a one-bedroom rental apartment in San Francisco is nearly $3,590 a month, according to the website Zumper. Prices are similar in many nearby communities.
That rent is even higher than New York City, the second-most costly market in the United States. Zumper reported this month that the average rent in New York for a one-bedroom apartment was $3,340.
Which do you prefer? A job in a distant city with a high salary, or a job in your current city with a lower salary.
One of your friends has just moved to a new city. What suggestions do you have to help him fit in? Please explain your opinion in details.
I would like to take a position with a high salary even if I have to move to somewhere distant.
Firstly, a job with decent payment is needed to pay for the rent. I really want an apartment near my working place so that I don’t have to waste a lot of time commuting and I can take more rest after work. However, the area where my apartment is located can be home to many big companies whose workers are willing to pay more for housing; therefore, I have to earn more to afford my apartment.
get an apartment to live in à save some money to deal with …
Do you agree or disagree with the statement? It is often not a good idea to move to a new city or a new country because you will lose old friends.
The average cost for a one-bedroom rental apartment in San Francisco is nearly $3,590 a month, according to the website Zumper, which is even higher than that in New York City, the second-most costly market in the United States ($3,340).
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