Symbol map of U.S. cities showing where teachers can and can't afford a home in 2022. A teacher with 15 years of experience and a Bachelor's degree can't afford a home in 49 of the 74 areas included in the analysis. Homes are most affordable in the Rust Belt, particularly Ohio and Indiana, and least affordable on the coasts and Texas. In Los Angeles, the annual cost of owning a home may be 52% of an experienced teacher's salary.