Some of the study's scary findings:
- A New Yorker would have to make $123,322 a year to have the same standard of living as someone making $50,000 in Houston.
- In Manhattan, a $60,000 salary is equivalent to someone making $26,092 in Atlanta.
- The average monthly rent in New York is $2,801, 53% higher than San Francisco, the second most expensive city in the country.
(NY Daily News; image by Andy Warhol)