The median home price in Mountain View, Calif., within two miles of Google's headquarters, is just over $1.3 million, reports the real estate company Estately.
Since Google has 21 offices around the country, though, there are plenty of cheaper places an engineer could choose to work for the tech giant.
"In fact," Estately finds, "in many cities one could actually buy multiple homes for the same price."
If an engineer could shift to the office in Ann Arbor, Mich., for example — assuming such a move is possible — she could buy nearly five houses there for the amount she would have to spend on one in Mountain View. In Atlanta, she could afford about four and in Pittsburgh, over three.