You need a salary of $137,129.55 to live in San Francisco, which is ranked the highest, and $29,788.67 to live in Cleveland

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- $78,503.56. That's the salary that you need to make to afford a median-priced home in the District of Columbia, according to HSH.com.

In a list of "The Salary You Must Earn to Buy a Home in 27 Metros," D.C. is ranked number 22, with 27 being the highest salary.

According to the study, you need a salary of $137,129.55 to live in San Francisco, which is ranked the highest, and $29,788.67 to live in Cleveland, ranked the lowest. Baltimore was ranked 16, with a salary requirement of $53,078.51.

1. Cleveland: $29,788.67

2. Pittsburgh: $30,177.78

3. St. Louis: $31,275.49

4. Cincinnati: $31,850.18

5. Detroit: $32,250.30

6. Atlanta: $34,183.44

7. Tampa: $36,437.56

8. Phoenix: $41,308.74

9. Orlando: $43,243.95

10. San Antonio: $44,506.00

11. Minneapolis: $45,732.39

12. Dallas: $47,708.77

13. Houston: $49,036.60

14. Philadelphia: $50,546.25

15. Chicago: $52,866.88

16. Baltimore: $53,078.51

17. Sacramento: $58,113.87

18. Miami: $59,734.23

19. Denver: $59,892.46

20. Portland, Ore.: $60,307.71

21. Seattle: $73,851.06

22. Washington, D.C.: $78,503.56

23. Boston: $79,820.01

24. Los Angeles: $85,964.88

25. New York City: $89,788.69

26. San Diego: $98,534.22

27. San Francisco: $137,129.55

To calculate the figure, HSH.com used the National Association of Realtors' first-quarter data for median home prices and HSH.com's first-quarter average interest rate for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, to determine how much of a homeowner's salary it would take to afford the base cost of owning a home.

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