What does it cost to be middle class where you live?
We like to think we're a classless society, but we know that the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor and the haves and have-nots exposes the fact that our nation has clearly defined social and economic strata. The country is so big, however, that these definitions vary from region to region, state to state, and city to city. It's possible that I could be lower-middle class on one side of the bay but middle class on the other.
A report from the Center for an Urban Future shows the struggles of the middle class in New York City. Where do you think your city fits on this graph?