From Smart Asset:
To find out how much households need to make to pay the rent, we looked at April 2016 fair market rents for two-bedroom apartments in the 300 largest U.S. cities.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses a 30% threshold to identify which housing is affordable. Households that spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs are considered cost-burdened households. When they spend 50% or more of their income on housing-related expenses, they fall into the category of severely cost-burdened households.
San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles top the list of most expensive cities to rent in.
Take a look at the list above. Any surprises?