My Minimum Wage Isn't a Living a Wage


Photo Caption: Sampling of living wages for a person with a family of four, based on a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Living Wage Calculator.

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But his bills for basic necessities, including rent for his two-bedroom apartment, gas for his car, diapers and visits to the doctor, add up to $2,400. To cover these expenses without falling short, Burgos would need to make at least $17 per hour.

"I am always worried about what I'm going to do for tomorrow," Burgos said.

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