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San Francisco rent is so expensive a law firm bought a $3 million plane to fly its people in from Texas instead of having them live there

San Francisco's median rent price is $4,450, nearly three times the median rent in Houston, Texas. Instead of hiring expensive local talent in the Bay Area, one Houston-based law firm flies its lawyers in on a private jet once a month to meet with clients. The firm uses the jet — which costs $2,500 an hour to operate — as a tool for recruiting top talent. Rent and home prices in the Bay Area are so high, one Houston-based law firm found an alternative to hiring expensive local talent: Buy a private jet.
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