This map shows how much you have to earn to afford rent in every state

Kansas

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $15.59

State minimum wage: $7.25

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Kentucky

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $13.95

State minimum wage: $7.25

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Sun Shines Over Rolling Kentucky Field at Dawn

Louisiana

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $16.16

State minimum wage: None

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Maine

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $18.05

State minimum wage: $9

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Maryland

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $28.27

State minimum wage: $9.25

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Massachusetts

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $27.39

State minimum wage: $11

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Michigan

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $16.24

State minimum wage: $8.90

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The Mackinac Bridge on a summer day. A suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Puffy clouds in a blue sky

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Minnesota

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $18.60

State minimum wage: $7.75 or $9.50, depending on size of company

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Mississippi

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $14.84

State minimum wage: None

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Missouri

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $15.67

State minimum wage: $7.70

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Montana

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $18.60

State minimum wage: $4 or $8.15, depending on annual sales of company

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Nebraska

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $15.22

State minimum wage: $9

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Nevada

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $18.01

State minimum wage: $7.25 or $8.25, depending on whether health insurance is offered

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New Hampshire

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $21.71

State minimum wage: $7.25

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA town skyline on the Piscataqua River.

New Jersey

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $27.31

State minimum wage: $8.44

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New Mexico

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $15.78

State minimum wage: $7.50

Sunset above Shiprock. Shiprock is a great volcanic rock mountain rising high above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, USA
Sunset above Shiprock. Shiprock is a great volcanic rock mountain rising high above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, USA

New York

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $28.08

State minimum wage: $9.70

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North Carolina

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $15.79

State minimum wage: $7.25

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North Dakota

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $16.36

State minimum wage: $7.25

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Ohio

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $15.00

State minimum wage: $7.25 or $8.15, depending on size of company

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Oklahoma

Hourly wage needed for a two-bedroom apartment: $14.78

State minimum wage: $2 or $7.25, depending on size of company

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