Posted on December 13, 2016 · Posted in j-school

(DRAFT) What should the Minimum Wage be in Your Borough?

(Click on your borough to find out what the minimum wage should be there.)

If HUD says that families who pay more than 30 percent of their income to housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care, what would the minimum wage need to be in your borough to prevent this type of burden? The map above answers this question.

The minimum hourly wage estimate is for a 40-hour week, in a single-income home and before taxes. The data used for this map is the median rent for all one bedroom listings in New York City posted on streeteasy.com October 2016.*

*Limited data was available for Staten Island.

Data Source: Streeteasy.com

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Salvador Pantoja is a video producer, director, camera operator, and editor working in New York City.