Depending on where a person lives in the U.S. greatly impacts how much money they need to earn. To find out the living wage in each state —the income needed to support two adults and one child – Zippia used MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, reports Chris Kolmar.
Washington D.C. is the most expensive place to live in the country, with a living wage of $68,000 – Hawaii ($61,000), Massachusetts ($60,000), Connecticut ($60,000), and New York ($59,000) round out the top five.
Kentucky, at $43,000, was deemed to have the lowest living wage. The Bluegrass State has a living wage of just $43,308. And if you’re looking at the map and seeing a pattern (the South = lower living wages, West Coast = higher, Northeast = highest), you are correct. And can read a map.