It's clear that, roughly speaking, when you move farther away from an urban core your housing costs go down but your transportation costs go up. But that still leaves the question as to whether or not it all balances out in the end. Well, via Ryan Avent it turns out that it more or less does:

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That graph's taken from this National Housing Center report arguing that we need to think of affordable housing issues as much more tightly linked with transport/congestion issues than has traditionally been the case.

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