Minimum Wage: Is it livable?

By: Eric Jakows 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning conducted a study of how much individuals and families needed must earn to support themselves in the United States.

MIT broke their findings by region and created a “Living Wage Calculator” which estimates the cost of living and lists necessary expenses, according to their website.

MIT included the Phoenix metropolitan area in their survey. We used their calcualtor and turned it into a graph. It shows how much an individal must make whle they are working full-time.

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