This Map Shows How Much (on Average) You Need to Earn to Make Ends Meet in Every U.S. State


There’s now a map that shows how much you need to earn to survive in every U.S. state, and it’s quite enlightening!

The map was designed by CNBC Make It, and it uses data from MIT’s living wage calculator. For each state, they calculated how much (gross) income a single person needs to meet “basic needs” like food, housing, and health insurance. “Conveniences” like vacations, restaurant meals, or building a savings account are not included.

The map confirms exactly what you probably already know: it’s MUCH cheaper to live in some states than others.

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