Hawaii has the highest housing wage in the US according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition Report
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) releases its “Out of Reach” report that states Hawaii as having the highest housing wage required of all 50 states. The report determines that for a two-bedroom apartment at fair market value in Hawaii, a household wage of $38.76 per hour is required. The current minimum wage in Hawaii is $10.10 per hour and the average renter in Hawaii makes $17.17 per hour.
The report also confirms that individuals getting paid minimum wage are required to work 153 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment. This is a stark contrast to Mississippi, the state with the lowest housing wage of $14.89 per hour and just 82 hours worked per week at minimum wage to afford a two-bedroom apartment.
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