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Here’s How Many Hours You Need to Work to Pay Rent in Every State

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Source: Here’s How Many Hours You Need to Work to Pay Rent in Every State

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Zach Cartwright

Aug 6, 2016

There isn’t any state in the country where a minimum wage worker can afford rent for a one-bedroom apartment working 40 hours a week.

The “Out of Reach” study by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) compared the minimum wage across the United States with the average Fair Market Rent (40th percentile of gross rents for standard rental units) for a one-bedroom apartment. The NLIHC found that just to afford a basic apartment, a minimum wage worker would have to put in anywhere from 44 hours (Puerto Rico) to 124 hours (Hawaii) to pay rent for the most basic housing arrangements.

To put that in perspective, there are 168 hours in a week, meaning a minimum wage worker working 7 days a week in Hawaii would have roughly 6 hours each day…

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