This is how much money you need to make per hour to afford rent in California
A new report reveals the disparity between minimum wage and the cost of an average two-bedroom rental in different U.S. cities. The average Californian needs to earn an hourly wage of $39.01 and work full-time to afford a two-bedroom. But that isn't the most expensive in the state.
The rent is outrageous. Averages above $3,000 a month for a place that is barely 900 square feet.
Minimum wage jobs shouldn't be someone's "living wage." I think of them as "starting out" points but not "this is my dream."