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Rents in cities across the US are more expensive than ever before. Here are 5 drastic measures people are taking to avoid rising housing costs

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Rent and housing prices in America's biggest cities are unaffordable for many residents.
It can take up to 10 years to save for a median-priced home in some places - which can be hard to do when the median US rent is $1,700.
People are living in basements , turning vans into homes, and commuting hours to avoid rising housing costs.
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Rent in America's biggest cities is sky-high.
The current median US rent is $1,700 - nearly triple the $588 cost of rent in the 1960s , adjusted for inflation.
Rent is particularly a problem for the aspiring...
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