On average, residents of City X devote a greater percentage of their yearly incomes to housing costs than do residents of City Y, though the costs of insurance and fuel generally are exorbitant in both commuter-heavy cities. Yet in Wealth Magazine's annual list of the country's least affordable cities, City Y is deemed less affordable than City X.
Which of the following, if true, best explains the contrast described above?
a)A greater percentage of residents of City Y send their children to private schools than is the case in City X.
b)Unlike City Y, City X has an efficient and inexpensive public transportation system.
c)The average price of a new house is higher in City X than in City Y.
d)A number of high-priced restaurants and boutiques have recently opened in City Y.
e)Several large businesses have recently relocated from City Y to City X.
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