So it's not surprising that a new study from Apartment List has found the Magic City has the sixth-highest income inequality among the country's largest metros, with a wealth gap that jumped 7.5 percent between 2008 and 2017.
The highest-earning households made nearly 14 times as much as the lowest earners, according to the research. That gap is higher in just five cities: Philadelphia, which comes in first with the rich earning a whopping 17.2 times what the poor make, followed by New York City, New Orleans, Boston, and San Francisco.
Housing costs are widening the divide. In Miami, Apartment List found housing costs have actually declined over the last 10 years. But well-off families enjoyed the biggest break, with a 7 percent decrease for those making above the median income.
The poor haven't been as fortunate: Though the study found they've also seen a decrease in rent, it was significantly lower, at 2 percent.
"The cost of putting a roof over one’s head is increasingly driving an even bigger gap between the haves and have-nots," the study's authors note.
Although the lowest-paid workers in Miami earn less than 73 percent of the median family income, they pay comparable rents. That monthly housing burden further hampers the city's poorest residents, according to the study.