Student Loan Debt Crisis and San Francisco Rent in the NY Times

I was reading this on the NY Times' website today:

Cortney could move someplace cheaper than her current home city of San Francisco, but she worries about her job prospects, even with her N.Y.U. diploma.

She recently received a raise and now makes $22 an hour working for a photographer. It’s the highest salary she’s earned since graduating with an interdisciplinary degree in religious and women’s studies. After taxes, she takes home about $2,300 a month. Rent runs $750, and the full monthly payments on her student loans would be about $700 if they weren’t being deferred, which would not leave a lot left over.

And I have to wonder about something. It's not that Cortney has $97K in debt, it's not that she earns $22/hr, and it's not even that she foolishly got a degree in religious and women's studies. My main question is "Where is she renting for only $750/month in San Francisco?!!"

Spill it, Corts. Are you shacked up with 11 immigrants in Chinatown or do you live in the 'Loin? I can't imagine anyplace else with such low rents.

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TheSeaWithin said…
I was wondering the same thing! She must be sharing!

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