Home to tech workers, a public poop problem, and a high cost of living, San Francisco is in a league of its own.

The city ranked as one of the places with the top economies, according to an analysis of local economies in the US’s 40 largest metro areas conducted by Business Insider. San Francisco’s close proximity to Silicon Valley, considered the tech center of the world, has caused the city to become one of the wealthiest cities in America.

But that’s resulted in an expensive life for Bay Area residents, including a housing crisis where most can’t afford homes.

The cost of living could get even worse if several tech IPOs go public as planned in 2019, making San Francisco home to thousands of new millionaires by year’s end, Nellie Bowles of The New York Times reported.

Here are 13 mind-blowing facts that show just how expensive San Francisco really is.


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