In a world where the U.S. is now a hub for international trade and tourism, many cities and states are struggling to keep up.
Here are some of the worst cities to live in America: Atlanta: Atlanta is the No. 1 place to make a home, according to data from Zillow, a real estate analytics firm.
But Atlanta is also home to a slew of high-end housing, including the Atlanta penthouse and the $2.5 million house on the Southside in the former Guggenheim campus of the Atlanta Art Museum.
The city is also among the least affordable places in the country, with median household income in 2014 of just $44,857.
Atlanta is not alone.
The Census Bureau found that Atlanta is among the most unaffordable places in America.
New York City: New York has a high cost of living, but the average household income there is more than $62,000.
For that reason, the average New Yorker makes $2,094 a year, according a 2016 report from the New York State Council of Economic Advisers.
Houston: Houston has a lower cost of life than many other cities, with a median household annual income of $56,000, according the most recent data from the American Community Survey.
But the city has the second-highest poverty rate in the nation, at 17.3 percent, according in 2015 from the Census Bureau.
Austin: Austin has a lot of good things about it, but it also has a very low cost of income, according Zillows analysis.
The median household in Austin makes $47,988 a year.
But Austin’s affordability is in part due to the city’s high rate of housing foreclosures.
The largest forecloses in the U, according of Zillowers analysis, were in 2007 and 2010.
In the latter case, 7,000 homes were foreclosed and more than half were for houses of over $200,000 in value.
And the median income in Austin is only $40,072 a year (see chart).
The city has also experienced a housing crisis.
In 2015, the last year for which data is available, the Census estimated that 4.6 percent of the city was vacant, which means a third of the population could be homeless.
As of the end of 2017, there were 8,000 homeless people in Austin, according statistics from the Austin Community Action Agency.
Philadelphia: The Philadelphia metro area has the third-highest median household wealth in the United States.
The population of about 2.6 million is the largest in the area, but a majority of residents are poor, according an analysis from Zellers.
According to the Zillower report, only half of residents have a household income of at least $50,000 a year or $40 per hour.
Median household income is $38,868.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles is home to one of the highest cost of housing in the world, with average household annual incomes of $69,700.
In recent years, the city lost one-third of its housing stock to foreclosing.
As a result, the cost of new housing has risen by an average of 20 percent a year since 2009.
The Zilloviewers study estimates that about a third to a half of all affordable housing is in Los Angeles.
Detroit: Detroit has one of America’s highest cost-of-living rates, with an average household monthly income of more than triple the national average of $20,926, according data from American Housing Finance Agency.
That is due to high property taxes and low incomes.
The average household has an annual income in Detroit of $50.36, according 2016 data from Harkin Report, a nonprofit group focused on affordable housing.
However, the number of new affordable housing units in Detroit has fallen over the last several years, and it has had a difficult time attracting developers to the area.
In 2016, a record 1,700 new housing units were completed.
But Detroit is also one of just six metro areas that has a vacancy rate of more the current 3.7 percent.
The vacancy rate in San Antonio is about 4.7 percentage points higher than Detroit’s.
And while the housing market in San Francisco has improved in recent years due to a strong economy and an influx of new workers, there are still some big problems with the city.
According the Zellow data, San Francisco’s median household monthly household income was $59,890 in 2016, about 20 percent lower than Detroit.
Detroit is not the only place to be poor.
In 2017, Zillowed found that the median household household income for residents of Memphis was $28,846.
But that is because many residents have incomes below the poverty line.
Median monthly household incomes in Cleveland, Columbus, and Detroit are below $40 a month.
Memphis has also had a shortage of housing.
The metro area is the poorest in the South, according Harkin