In Ohio, minimum wage is $8.70 per hour. In Cuyahoga County, how much does someone earning minimum wage would need to work to afford these basics without government assistance or help from friends, family, or social service?
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just to cover the expenses needed to just get by.
Health Insurance = Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Employee share of premium for family coverage, Ohio
Rent = Fair Market Rent from U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Cleveland-Elyria MSA
Child Care = Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, 2018 Child Care Market Rate Summary. Median market rate for full time care for one toddler shown
Basic Food for 1 Adult = U.S. Department of Agriculture