Minimum wage - Interactive exercise - Ohio

How much would someone earning $8.70/hour need to work to afford basic needs for themselves and a toddler? 


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