After seeing this image shared on twitter by Urban Compass I realized that the data was inaccurate. I was also curious how Hawaii and San Francisco compared to some of the most expensive cities in the world.

I opened up photoshop and got to work.

What Does $1 Million Buy You in Hawaii and San Francisco?

I did some searches and found the cost of real estate per square foot, performed a simple math calculation, and then redrew them on the image provided.

Here is a link to the same graph with Omaha Nebraska included.

Here is a link to a Google Spreadsheet with my calculations and references.

Here is a link to the Photoshop files for adapting, or reuse.

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