3 Maps That Show The Hourly Wage Needed To Rent a 2 Bedroom Apartment In Every US State Since 2015


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2017 Hourly Wage You Need To Afford A 2-Bedroom

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In no state can a person working full-time at the federal minimum wage afford a two-bedroom apartment (at the Fair Market Rent) without paying more than 30% of their income.

Source: NLIHC

According to Out of Reach (OOO) renters need to earn at least $21.21 per hour in order to afford a modest 2 bedroom apartment in 2017. In some states the minimum wage needed to afford a 2-bedroom apartment is exploded in only 2 years time. In California the minimum wage needed increased with 16% to $30.92 in comparison with 2015.

2015 – The Map below shows the hourly wage needed to rent a 2 bedroom apartment in every US State in 2015

2015 Hourly Wage You Need To Afford A 2-Bedroom

2016 – The Map below shows the hourly wage needed to rent a 2 bedroom apartment in every US State in 2016

2017 – The Map below shows the hourly wage needed to rent a 2 bedroom apartment in every US State in 2017

2017 Hourly Wage You Need To Afford A 2-Bedroom

The map below from aft.org is a bit outdated but it confirms that there is still a long way to go to stop poverty.

Growth in child poverty mapped by county in the 50 states 2010-2014

The map below shows how much you have to earn in every US state to live comfortably in 2018

Source: cnbc.com


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