The MIT living wage calculator says that a single person must earn an hour to afford to live thereThat covers the average housing, medical, food, and transportation costsIf the national minimum wage isn't a living wage in even the cheapest city in the country, it's not a living wage anywhere.
The map shows the lowest Minimum Wages and different types of Living WagesWages in Context helps to understand wages and income on country levelLooking for Regional Minimum Wages, Real Wages and Living wages Or data from the larger countries like Brazil, China, India, USA Be in touch.
The minimum wage, however, is an amount set by law whereas the living wage is determined by the average costs to live or cover basic needsThe minimum wage is an hour, which does equate a livable wage and would set a full time worker earning that wage below the federal poverty line of , for a family of four.
History of the ToolIn the living wage calculator was created by Amy Glasmeier and Tracey FarriganOver time, as data sources change or new sources become available, the tool is enhanced to consider basic changes in the consumption patter
This methodology has been used to estimate living wages in nine countries for a multi national corporation while it was being developed and has now been used to estimate living wage for over additional locations globally for the GLWC, with strong uptake and interest among both local and international stakeholders.
A selection of WageIndicator Living Wages are presented in the mapWhen available, Living Wages from other sources (Asia Floor Wage and Global Living Wage Coalition) are also shown in the tooltipFor more national and regional Living Wages, write to data April Go to Tableau Public.
Living Wage Calculation for Pierce County, WashingtonThe living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their familyThe assumption is the sole provider is working full time ( hours per year)The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two
The calculator allows you to compare the cost of living and required salary adjustments in cities in countries around the worldThe cost of living is calculated based on prices for rent, food, transport, and other living expenses for each city, which form a consumer basket assuming a moderate lifestyle and average consumption.
The London Living Wage is currently £per hourThis covers all boroughs in Greater LondonThe UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £per hourThe rates are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence about living standards in London
The Global Living Wage Coalition supports the use of the Anker Methodology for estimating living wages globallyThis methodology, developed by renowned living wage experts Anker and Martha Anker uses a combination of primary and secondary data to create highly accurate, robust living wage estimates that are transparent, internationally