It’s becoming obvious, if it wasn’t already, that California real estate is uniquely expensive compared to the rest of the country. According to Zillow’s September index, the median price for a single-family home in the state — $549,000 — is high, but house prices are even higher in its four biggest cities:
- Los Angeles: $898,949
- San Diego: $848,500
- San Jose: $1,099,990
- San Francisco: $1,400,000
In the majority of major American cities, you’d pay less for a house. And in many, you could buy several houses for the cost of a single home in a California city.