That just boggles my mind that A) property prices are that inflated and B) someone is willing to pay those inflated pries. I could never afford to setup shop in the west or east coast. The dirt poor midwest is my stomping grounds Are prices inflated at the grocery store and restaurants too? What's a #1 at McDonald's? $14.99+tax. Served with a smile and a giant fuck youThose prices are cheap compared to where I'm at further north in Cali. $500k will get you a 800 sq ft house here if you're lucky, and a 1 br rental is easily over $2k a month.