How Much You Need to Earn to Buy a House in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Most Expensive Markets

10. Portland, Oregon

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Median home price: $389,000
Salary required: $85,173
Monthly payment: $1,987

Portland is the 10th-most expensive market in this ranking. Homes aren’t cheap in this laid-back town, but the job opportunities are promising.

Forbes ranks the Rose City among its top five for business, crediting its “strong growth prospects and a large influx of highly educated millennials.”

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