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Santa Cruz ranks as nation’s least affordable city for teachers

Housing in Santa Cruz may be less affordable for teachers than any other city in the U.S., a USA Today analysis found. To afford the median rent in Santa Cruz, teachers must pay 66% of a typical mid-career salary of $62,620, according to the analysis. Santa Cruz ranked as the least affordable city for teachers out of the 291 cities the news organization reviewed, followed by San Jose, San Francisco, Honolulu and Santa Rosa.

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