There are precious few neighborhoods in New York City where even a couple can afford a two-bedroom apartment

Even residents with big salaries can’t afford to live in New York City anymore.

Only 6.5% of the neighborhoods in New York City are affordable, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by apartment agency RentHop. The old rule of thumb is to spend no more than 30% of income on rent, but the company calculated its findings based on 35% of the median income in each neighborhood to account for recent price increases. By these standards, only nine of the 139 neighborhoods surveyed were affordable, based on households not spending more than 35% of their annual income on renting a two-bedroom apartment.

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