The cost of living across the country varies, here is the shocking Illinois break down.

Illinois State Motto

This report states that comparing minimum wages and housing costs in states across America do not add up. The hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom rental on average across the country is more than double the minimum wage of $7.25.

So how does Illinois compare to the rest of the country? What would you have to make hourly in Illinois to afford a two-bedroom rental home, and what about other states? Check this out:

  • Illinois: $20.87
  • Wisconsin: $16.11
  • Iowa: $14.57
  • Indiana: $15.17
  • California: $30.92

 How about that California wage, wow!

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