While property is more expensive in cities than in suburban and rural areas, another contributing factor to the high cost of rent is the zoning laws. These laws can drive up prices of the property taxes, and therefore the amount people pay to live in the buildings, helping to keep people out and play into the idea that modern cities are becoming playgrounds for the rich. This infographic from  Gino Gardiola shows us a few ways these restrictions raise rents in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.

Zoning Laws Keeping You from the City