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If it's red or orange, you can't live there on minimum wage. Yes, it's all red and orange.
If it's red or orange, you can't live there on minimum wage.
Yes, it's all red and orange.

Leaving all philosophical arguments aside, the United States has a minimum wage. That wage is $7.25/hr. Some states, counties, and cities, have voted to assign their residents higher minimum wages. In general, however, these places also have higher costs of living (because they tend to be places filled with expensive things like cities), especially if you're supporting a family.

If you isolate only the major metropolitan regions, you can see that things are even more screwed where most people actually live.
If you isolate only the major metropolitan regions, you can see that things are even more screwed where most people actually live.
Sources: CityLab | Professor Amy Glasmeier, MIT