Living Wage

The Living Wage Calculator made by MIT figures out how much money people need to make to cover their basic needs in different places in the United States. It estimates the living wage through many factors like housing, food, healthcare, transportation, taxes, and other economic influences in Saratoga County.

Why Does It Matter ?

The living wage reflects the income needed to allow individuals and families to not only meet their basic needs but to thrive. This means having sufficient income to satisfy standard living expenses within a region. Having extra income allows residents to be an active part of the community, increases access to healthier food choices, educational opportunities and housing options.
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