How Much Do You Need to Earn to Afford a Modest Apartment in Your State?

Hourly wage required to afford a two bedroom rental home by state.
Below $17.00
$17.00 - $23.00
Above $23.00
Map of states colored by hourly wage required to afford a two bedroom rental home by state. Most require more than $15/hour.HawaiiHIAlaskaAKFloridaFLNew HampshireNHMichiganMIVermontVTMaineMERhode IslandRINew YorkNYPennsylvaniaPANew JerseyNJDelawareDEMarylandMDCommonwealth of VirginiaVACommonwealth of VirginiaWVOhioOHIndianaINIllinoisILConnecticutCTWisconsinWINorth CarolinaNCWashington, D.C.DCCommonwealth of MassachusettsMATennesseeTNArkansasARMissouriMOGeorgiaGASouth CarolinaSCCommonwealth of KentuckyKYAlabamaALLouisianaLAMississippiMSIowaIAMinnesotaMNOklahomaOKTexasTXNew MexicoNMKansasKSNebraskaNESouth DakotaSDNorth DakotaNDWyomingWYMontanaMTColoradoCOIdahoIDUtahUTArizonaAZNevadaNVOregonORWashingtonWACaliforniaCAPuerto RicoPRU.S. Virgin IslandsGuamNorthern Mariana IslandsAmerican Samoa

Michigan

30th

Highest Housing Wage

$19.10/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

77/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Arkansas

51st

Highest Housing Wage

$14.89/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

54/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Ohio

38th

Highest Housing Wage

$17.05/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

73/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Kansas

42nd

Highest Housing Wage

$16.91/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

93/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

New Hampshire

13th

Highest Housing Wage

$26.29/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

145/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Georgia

26th

Highest Housing Wage

$20.97/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

116/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

South Dakota

48th

Highest Housing Wage

$16.11/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

65/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Minnesota

24th

Highest Housing Wage

$22.41/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

87/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

California

2nd

Highest Housing Wage

$39.01/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

104/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Oklahoma

44th

Highest Housing Wage

$16.61/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

92/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Kentucky

47th

Highest Housing Wage

$16.18/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

89/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

West Virginia

50th

Highest Housing Wage

$15.38/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

70/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

New Jersey

7th

Highest Housing Wage

$31.32/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

96/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Hawaii

1st

Highest Housing Wage

$40.63/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

161/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Tennessee

33rd

Highest Housing Wage

$18.30/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

101/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Mississippi

49th

Highest Housing Wage

$15.67/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

86/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Colorado

8th

Highest Housing Wage

$28.94/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

92/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Oregon

11th

Highest Housing Wage

$27.65/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

82/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Louisiana

34th

Highest Housing Wage

$17.69/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

98/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Wisconsin

32nd

Highest Housing Wage

$18.56/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

102/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

New Mexico

36th

Highest Housing Wage

$17.56/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

61/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Idaho

31st

Highest Housing Wage

$18.87/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

104/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Texas

23rd

Highest Housing Wage

$22.54/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

124/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Missouri

41st

Highest Housing Wage

$16.94/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

61/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Connecticut

10th

Highest Housing Wage

$27.80/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

79/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Pennsylvania

27th

Highest Housing Wage

$20.90/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

115/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Maine

22nd

Highest Housing Wage

$22.69/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

71/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Wyoming

37th

Highest Housing Wage

$17.07/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

94/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Alabama

46th

Highest Housing Wage

$16.32/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

90/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

New York

4th

Highest Housing Wage

$37.72/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

114/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Illinois

20th

Highest Housing Wage

$22.80/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

76/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Utah

25th

Highest Housing Wage

$22.18/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

122/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Montana

35th

Highest Housing Wage

$17.65/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

77/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Delaware

21st

Highest Housing Wage

$22.76/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

87/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Puerto Rico

52nd

Highest Housing Wage

$9.66/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

45/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Maryland

9th

Highest Housing Wage

$28.93/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

93/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Alaska

16th

Highest Housing Wage

$24.32/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

94/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

North Carolina

29th

Highest Housing Wage

$19.18/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

106/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Indiana

40th

Highest Housing Wage

$16.97/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

94/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Vermont

19th

Highest Housing Wage

$23.40/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

75/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Nebraska

39th

Highest Housing Wage

$16.98/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

75/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

District of Columbia

5th

Highest Housing Wage

$34.33/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

85/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Rhode Island

15th

Highest Housing Wage

$24.32/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

79/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Massachusetts

3rd

Highest Housing Wage

$37.97/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

107/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Arizona

18th

Highest Housing Wage

$23.44/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

73/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

North Dakota

43rd

Highest Housing Wage

$16.61/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

92/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Iowa

45th

Highest Housing Wage

$16.55/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

91/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Virginia

14th

Highest Housing Wage

$24.85/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

90/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Nevada

17th

Highest Housing Wage

$23.70/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

90/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

Florida

12th

Highest Housing Wage

$26.38/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

106/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

South Carolina

28th

Highest Housing Wage

$19.30/hr

Required to afford a 2 bedroom rental home

106/wk

Hours of work needed at the minimum wage (to afford 2 bedroom rental home)

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