A new study published by the American Society of Civil Engineers found that a narrow stairwell is a better option for apartments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In the study, published this week in the Journal of Development Economics, researchers found that apartments with a narrow staircase were better off for tenants because they were more efficient and also saved money.
The study also found that narrow stairways reduce the amount of heat that needs to be pumped into a building.
But how much money does that save?
Well, the study estimates that if a building was only designed to accommodate a minimum of one-third of its floor area for the height of a two-bedroom apartment, then a narrow floor-to-ceiling stairwell could save the building $6.42 per square foot.
That’s an amount that could have saved a family of four from having to pay $2,500 to move into an apartment in the Bay Area—about the same amount as a one-bedroom in Manhattan.
That sounds pretty good, right?
But how does this compare to a one or two-story apartment?
Let’s look at the data.
The data in this study comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey, which asked people about their apartment choices, as well as their incomes, housing costs, and the number of people in their apartments.
As you can see, the Bay area is a very different place than it used to be.
In 2007, San Francisco was the most expensive U.K. city for an apartment, but it now ranks near the bottom in the country for apartments.
It was also the second-most expensive U,C.I.A. city in 2010.
The Bay Area is also home to the worst median income in the nation, at just over $52,000.
But when you break it down by income, it’s not like San Francisco is making a lot of money.
Median household income in San Jose was $56,000 in 2015, which is below the national median of $59,700.
That means that the median income of San Francisco renters was only $6,182 in 2015—about $1,000 more than the national average of $61,000, according a study from the Brookings Institution.
The Census Bureau also reports that the average rent for a one bedroom in San Diego was $1.47 million in 2016.
That number dropped to $1 million in 2017, according the report.
So the San Franciscans living in the neighborhood had a little more to do with their affordability than the San Diego median.
It’s worth noting that there’s a bit of a lag in the data from 2007 to now.
That could be because the U, C.I., and U.T.E. population have all grown significantly, making San Francisco’s rental prices more expensive than the citywide average.
But it’s also possible that the Bay is changing so fast that we don’t have the data for it yet.
The U.C.P.A.’s latest report on U., C., and T.E., which covers the U., C., T.C., and I.T., estimates that San Francisco rents are the highest in the United States.
But that’s because the Census Bureau only collects data on single-family houses and apartments.
That includes condos and townhomes as well.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s David Fennelly has a breakdown of the data in the report and the housing affordability index, which measures the number that is considered affordable.
It shows that the number for single-person households is now almost half of the national rate, meaning that the San Jose apartment market is just getting started.