HOUSING COSTS OF HOMEOWNERS



COMPARING COSTS

Not surprisingly, Manhattan topped the list in our analysis of monthly costs paid by homeowners. The median amount spent each month by New Yorkers in owner-ocuppied housing was $3,615. The top five counties, ranked by highest monthly costs:

At the other end of the spectrum: Arthur County, NE, where the median was just $392.

The U.S. Census Bureau counted nearly 70 million owner-occupied homes in the 2000 census. Seventy percent of them had mortgages.

Median monthly costs compiled by the bureau include mortgage payments, taxes, property insurance, utilities and, where appropriate, condo fees.

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Los Angeles, CA

Pros: climate; entertainment-media capital; geographic diversity; beaches.

Cons: Traffic; bad schools; gangs; too spread out.

This is a good place to Enjoy nightlife, including restaurants, bars, clubs.

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