‘Living wage’ rises in Victoria making life here less affordable


The Community Social Planning Council has released the living wage in Greater Victoria – $18.93/hr is required to meet the basic costs of living (up from $18.73 last year).

The “living wage” in Victoria continues to rise as singles and families struggle to make ends meet and find affordable housing and decent-paying jobs, an annual report released today says. To meet basic needs, two full-time working parents with young children living in the capital region need to earn $18.93 an hour, not including savings or debt costs, says the report from the Community Social Planning Council, First Call B.C. and the Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families Campaign.

Read the article: ‘Living wage’ rises in Victoria making life here less affordable

Source: Times Colonist

Author: Sarah Petrescu

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