Housing, child care increase ‘living wage’ to $20 an hour


The Living Wage in Greater Victoria has increased to nearly double the minimum wage.

Greater Victoria’s “living wage” rose to more than $20 an hour in 2015, as housing and child-care costs increased and employment options stagnated, says a report released today. The cost of raising a family of two parents with two children would require each parent to make no less than $20.05 an hour working full-time, or an after-tax combined income of $61,816 annually, according to the Community Social Planning Council report.

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Source: Times Colonist

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