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.
Source: Times Colonist
Author: Judith Lavoie