Living Wage in Mountain View? $12 for a Single Adult with No Children

MIT offers a living wage calculator that will calculate living wage depending on different cities and their typical expenses. So what about Mountain View? A living wage for a single adult with no children is $12.01. And how about a family with 2 adults and 2 children? Now we’re talking $23.09.

More striking is this… for any family exceeding 2 people, the current wage of $8.00 qualifies as poverty level. Even at $10.60 an hour, a home with 2 adults and 2 children will qualify as living in poverty.

Sounds like Richmond at $13.00 and Seattle at $15.00 are more our speed.

It’s about time for a change in Mountain View. As the heart of innovation and wealth, we can do it, and we can afford it.living_wage_banner

Poverty in America: Living Wage Calculator for Mountain View

Living Wage Calculation for Mountain View city, Santa Clara County, California.

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time 2080 hours per year. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison. Wages that are less than the living wage are shown in red.

via Living Wage Calculator – Living Wage Calculation for Mountain View city, Santa Clara County, California.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s