if you don't live in Detroit. If you live in a poor neighborhood they're not that green and there's drug dealers around. But besides that you're looking at travel. That means gas and a reliable car that can get you to and fro. Me? I've been stuck with a beater for years since everytime I get some money saved something blows up in my face. It's all I can do to stay out of debt. And I live a pretty modest life (no drink, no smokes, aforementioned beater car, don't eat out much, wear cheap cloths) and I make a lot more than the median. But my rent alone is 30% of my income (again, not that nice a place in not that nice a city).
Face it, income inequality is catching up with America. It's never been far behind. The difference is we have cheap electronics & telecom so we can see it coming and pretend it doesn't exist. That might or might not be an improvement on the days when we just didn't know about it.