Using U.S. News Best Places to Live rankings, we identified the 10 most affordable West Coast metro areas out of the 150 most populous.

10. Sacramento, California Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 122 Metro Population: 2,338,866 Median Home Price: $625,014 Average Annual Salary: $62,820 Income Spent on Living Expenses: 28.06%

9. Bakersfield, California Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 147 Metro Population: 892,458 Median Home Price: $323,117 Average Annual Salary: $54,130 Income Spent on Living Expenses: 27.9%

8. Eugene, Oregon Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 119 Metro Population: 377,749 Median Home Price: $323,000 Average Annual Salary: $50,770 Income Spent on Living Expenses: 27.89%

7. Modesto, California Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 146 Metro Population: 819,896 Median Home Price: $311,360 Average Annual Salary: $51,962 Income Spent on Living Expenses: 27.47%

6. San Francisco Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 10 Metro Population: 4,709,220 Median Home Price: $1,082,875 Average Annual Salary: $81,840 Income Spent on Living Expenses: 27.38%

5. Seattle Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 36 Metro Population: 3,928,498 Median Home Price: $736,721 Average Annual Salary: $74,330 Income Spent on Living Expenses: 26.65%

4. San Jose, California Best Places 2022-2023 Rank: 5 Metro Population: 1,985,926 Median Home Price: $1,455,741 Average Annual Salary: $93,450 Income Spent on Living Expenses: 26.5%