County - Impact of minimum wage - Cuyahoga County

In Cuyahoga County, how much does a single parent of a toddler earning minimum wage ($8.70 per hour) would need to work to afford these basics without government assistance or help from friends, family or social services?


Click on the button choices below to simulate the amount of hours someone needs to work
just to cover the expenses needed to just get by.

23 Hours

2 BR Apartment Rent

equals $196 per week

18 Hours

Full Time Child Care - 1 Toddler

equals $160 per week

11 Hours

Family Health Insurance Premium (Employee Share)

equals $96 per week

6 Hours

Full-Time Tuition (Cuyahoga Community College)

equals $55 per week

5 Hours

Basic Food for 1 Adult and 1 Child

equals $39 per week

3 Hours

RTA Weekly Pass

equals $25 per week

0 hours


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

Basic Food for one Adult and toddler: U.S. Department of Agriculture