I took this screenshot of the “Out of Reach 2021” report. If you are like me you have a budget and housing is part of that budget.
In St. Paul, $25.15 is the “housing wage”. That is around 50K a year.
A person has to work 69 hours a week at minimum wage to pay rent for a one-bedroom apartment, and 86 hours a week for a two-bedroom.
In San Fransisco, a person needs to make $56 an hour to afford a one-bedroom apartment. The minimum wage there is 16.23.
If you have ever wondered why people have room mates, now you know.