How affordable is California?

California is definitely one of the most expensive states to live in. Its median home price is $303,000, but this is not close to the highest it's ever been. However, you can find cheap homes in California and you can find very expensive homes. For example, if you go into the valleys and more inland, you can find cheap homes perhaps for about $200,000. But if you go to the suburbs of San Francisco or Los Angeles, you could be looking at homes for $500,000 - $1,000,000+. There are definitely a few cities in California that are nothing but mansions that sell for a few million dollars as well.