Letters to the Editor: Housing 'have-nots' are paying for the 'haves'
I've just calculated that between my wife and I, we each earn 1.6 times the average industrial wage. We drive a '04-reg hatchback, we rent a one-bed apartment in the 'burbs.
We have no children. While we don't live a particularly frugal lifestyle, neither would it be described as lavish -- not by a long shot.
We have crunched the numbers and determined that there is no circumstance, save winning the lottery, that we could afford to buy a house in Dublin.