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Could these 15 sitcom characters afford their homes in 2014?

You've probably been wondering this for years: how in the world could the characters of Friends afford their luxurious New York apartments?

And it's not like Friends is alone in giving its characters real estate that seems to be beyond their financial means. And those prices would only be higher in the New York City real estate market of 2014. Here's an infographic for anyone who's lost countless hours of sleep trying to crunch how large those sitcom rent and mortgage checks would be.

Chris Kolmar over at calculated the financial situations of characters from 15 old sitcoms, so he could determine whether or not they could actually afford to live in the same places they lived in their old shows in the year 2014.

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