Living Wage Calculator
There is a difference between what does it cost to live in a place and what does it cost to get by.
In many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living.
So what is the wage rate required to meet minimum standards of living? This living wage calculator will estimate the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
The data were last fully updated in 2008; prices on most costs in life have not risen appreciably since. Current Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) can be found online at this website if you are interested in current cost and price data.