Your money goes the furthest in Southern and Rust Belt cities. In Memphis, you can literally own 38 houses for the price of exactly one stupid Soho apartment that definitely has mice and a leaky kitchen sink and black mold but ooooh that exposed brick! Again, 38 HOUSES in Memphis. In Detroit you could have 29, and even in Las Vegas you could own 18.
Now, of course, we don't all live in Soho, where (according to Zillow estimates) the average home is almost $3 million -- but it's still a solid reference point. And, if you do indeed live in Soho, first of all, shut up, and second of all, did you read the number 38 just now? Here it is again, in case you missed it: 38 houses.