History of the Tool
In 2003 the living wage calculator was created by Amy Glasmeier and Tracey Farrigan. Over time, as data sources change or new sources become available, the tool is enhanced to consider basic changes in the consumption patter...
WHAT IS THE LIVING WAGE CALCULATOR?
Families and individuals working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to meet minimum standards given the local cost of living. We developed a living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses. The tool helps individuals, communities, and employers determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.