How much families need to get by

POSTED: 1:23 PM Jul 16 2013   UPDATED: 3:38 PM Mar 06 2014

The Economic Policy Institute has calculated how much families need to have "an adequate but modest" standard of living based on the cost of housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, taxes and other necessities around the country. Take a look at what a family of two parents and two children would need in 20 large metro areas to meet this standard.

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The Economic Policy Institute has calculated how much families need to have "an adequate but modest" standard of living based on the cost of housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, taxes and other necessities in more than 600 cities around the country. Take a look at what a family of two parents and two children would need in 20 different large metro areas to meet this standard.

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