Downtown Cincinnati

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According to Toldeo, Cincinnati and Cleveland have all been named one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. with livable wages for minimum wage workers.

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The minimum wage in Ohio for non-tipped workers increased to $8.55 in 2019, putting it above the federal minimum wage in the US at $7.25 an hour. picked their top cities with a formula including minimum wage (dollars per hour), the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment plus the average monthly cost of internet and basic utilities.

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10 most livable cities for minimum wage earners

  1. Bakersfield, CA
  2. Fresno, CA
  3. Toledo, OH
  4. Lincoln, NE
  5. Tucson, AZ
  6. Cincinnati, OH
  7. Phoenix, AZ
  8. Detroit, MI
  9. Mesa, AZ
  10. Cleveland, OH

What’s the most expensive place to live for minimum wage workers?  San Franciso California, surprised?


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