Victoria’s ‘living wage’ jumps to more than $18/hour


The Community Social Planing Council had release the ‘living wage’ calculation for Greater Victoria – the wage required to maintain an adequate quality of life for a two-parent, two-child family.

Making ends meet is getting more difficult for working families in Greater Victoria. The Victoria Community Social Planning Council, which crunches cost-of-living numbers annually, estimates that in a two-parent family, both adults need to earn a minimum of $18.73 an hour — what it considers a “living wage” — to maintain an adequate quality of life.

Read the article: Greater Victoria’s ‘living wage’ jumps to more than $18 an hour in two-wage households

Source: Times Colonist

Author: Judith Lavoie

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