What’s a middle class income in the Bay Area?

Airbnb PiVg77
Jul 5 15 Comments

Would like to get some datapoints to benchmark myself against.

TC: $500 Airbnb credits

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  • Apple VKjg08
    No matter how high your TC is, if you need a job to pay your expenses, you're middle class.
    Jul 5 2
  • Lyft done2
    It’s been said that a family of four would need at least 300 K to be considered middle class in the bay. That sounds about right to me.
    Jul 5 2
    • New UPxp81
      True, but that is typically reached by 2 people making 150k, not a single breadwinner making 300k.
      Jul 5
    • Lyft done2
      Yep
      Jul 5
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Middle class is not what you think it is. Their income would be around or lower than 50k
    Jul 5 5
    • AT&T / Eng DisUser
      What? That's below the poverty line in the bay
      Jul 5
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      You call them poor if you like
      Jul 5
    • AT&T / Eng DisUser
      What do you mean by middle class then? Are you measuring it by income percentile?
      Jul 5
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      It’s regular folks having regular jobs, librarians, bus drivers, cashiers, welders, car mechanics etc. there’s always occupations in high demand due to structural labor issues, like nurses for elderly care or some IT workers, who will stick out temporarily. You can’t base your analysis on outliers of this sort
      Jul 5
    • Expedia produxtBrah
      that's.. not middle class. middle class is someone with an "average" professional job (e.g. standard realtor, main street lawyer, teacher, normal engineer, nurse etc) you're talking about working class people.
      Jul 6
  • Facebook public2
    Middle class is 120k to 500m/year.
    Jul 5 0
  • McAfee / Mgmt
    BOx55

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    Median income for SF is roughly $118k.
    Jul 7 0
  • McAfee / Mgmt
    BOx55

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    The jobs you mention either own their home for decades, have some sort of subsidy, or a bad commute. It is difficult to live in what used to be upper middle class neighborhoods unless you make on the order of the 300k mentioned above. Many folks live in areas we don’t think of as core Bay Area, even though they are Bay Area because they are less expensive. To live in SF, the peninsula, Cupertino - you need $$$. Parts of the east bay and South Bay are more affordable.
    Jul 7 0