2. Vancouver, Canada
This west coast Canadian jewel is the second most unaffordable city in the world when it comes to housing prices. Yet it offers such a tempting lifestyle, people will extend themselves to house-poor extremes to try to make it work. The market has been driven up by wealthy Asian investors who adore this Pacific Rim metropolis, for good reason. With a median home price of $704,800 and a median household income of $66,400, Vancouver’s Median Multiple is 10.6. First-time buyers and middle-income workers are pretty much squeezed out of this fabulous city.