The median household income in Beverly Hills is almost six figures. That number grows with intensity every single year. Last year there were more than 40,000 people living in the city of Beverly hills. I used to live in the city until it was too expensive. My girlfriend and I were renting a one bedroom loft apartment in downtown Beverly hills. I was working at a marijuana dispensary nearby and my girlfriend was working at an upscale clothing boutique. Between the money I was making at the Beverly Hills marijuana dispensary and the money that my girlfriend made at the upscale clothing boutique, we had just enough money to pay for our one bedroom loft apartment. Unfortunately, prices continue to rise every year. The owner of the apartment building told my girlfriend and I that our rent was going up 20% at the beginning of the next year. We didn’t have a lease after December, so the manager of the apartment building could do anything that he wanted. We were paying $1650 for the loft apartment and starting that year, the new price for the same apartment was going to be $1,985. My girlfriend and I decided not to renew our lease at the end of december. We moved to a place that is right outside of Beverly hills. There’s better deals on marijuana in the area, and we save on rent and utilities. My girlfriend still drives to Beverly Hills to work at the clothing shop, but I quit my job at the dispensary and got a job working at a place closer to home.