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This map shows how much money you need to earn to get by in every US state

This map shows the minimum amount necessary to meet basic needs without relying on outside help, including factors such as child care and health insurance, in addition to food and other regular costs. All data from MIT's Living Wage calculator.
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Depending on where you live in the United States, the amount you need to make to get by can vary by a lot. While a family of three can manage on just over $48,000 a year in Mississippi, for example, it takes at least $60,000 a year to make ends meet in New Jersey, and even more in California.

That's according to updated data from MIT's living wage calculator, which determines the minimum amount necessary to meet basic needs without dipping into poverty or relying on outside help. The model takes into account factors such as child care and health insurance, in addition to food and other regular costs.

To illustrate how these numbers vary across the U.S., CNBC Make It mapped out what a living wage would be, or how much a family would need to earn to live above the poverty line without having to worry about how to afford groceries or housing, in every state. These numbers don't include conveniences or luxuries such as restaurant meals, vacations or money left over for investments.

Here's a closer look at what a living wage would be for a family of two adults and one child in every U.S. state.

Alabama
  • Total required income before taxes: $50,585
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,086
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Alaska
  • Total required income before taxes: $62,102
  • Estimated housing costs: $15,239
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Arizona
  • Total required income before taxes: $56,189
  • Estimated housing costs: $11.484
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Arkansas
  • Total required income before taxes: $49,970
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,584
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
California
  • Total required income before taxes: $68,190
  • Estimated housing costs: $19,875
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
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Colorado
  • Total required income before taxes: $62,950
  • Estimated housing costs: $14,799
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Connecticut
  • Total required income before taxes: $64,668
  • Estimated housing costs: $15,670
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
Delaware
  • Total required income before taxes: $58,886
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,456
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Florida
  • Total required income before taxes: $57,029
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,259
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Georgia
  • Total required income before taxes: $54,964
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,932
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Savannah, Georgia
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Hawaii
  • Total required income before taxes: $62,413
  • Estimated housing costs: $22,314
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Idaho
  • Total required income before taxes: $54,631
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,609
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Illinois
  • Total required income before taxes: $59,498
  • Estimated housing costs: $12,564
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Indiana
  • Total required income before taxes: $52,207
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,641
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Iowa
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,502
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,244
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Des Moines, Iowa
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Kansas
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,201
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,700
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Kentucky
  • Total required income before taxes: $51,925
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,872
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Louisiana
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,501
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,261
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Maine
  • Total required income before taxes: $55,665
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,284
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
Maryland
  • Total required income before taxes: $66,150
  • Estimated housing costs: $18,196
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
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Massachusetts
  • Total required income before taxes: $66,376
  • Estimated housing costs: $17,721
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
Michigan
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,281
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,382
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Minnesota
  • Total required income before taxes: $58,289
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,607
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Mississippi
  • Total required income before taxes: $48,537
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,009
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Missouri
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,654
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,597
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
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Montana
  • Total required income before taxes: $56,410
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,001
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Nebraska
  • Total required income before taxes: $54,332
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,699
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Nevada
  • Total required income before taxes: $56,277
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,581
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
New Hampshire
  • Total required income before taxes: $58,161
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,761
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
New Jersey
  • Total required income before taxes: $64,436
  • Estimated housing costs: $17,409
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
New Mexico
  • Total required income before taxes: $56,228
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,859
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
New York
  • Total required income before taxes: $67,419
  • Estimated housing costs: $17,896
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
North Carolina
  • Total required income before taxes: $54,429
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,146
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
North Dakota
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,161
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,166
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Ohio
  • Total required income before taxes: $52,013
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,450
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Cleveland, Ohio
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Oklahoma
  • Total required income before taxes: $52,805
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,544
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Oregon
  • Total required income before taxes: $59,237
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,166
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Pennsylvania
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,884
  • Estimated housing costs: $12,070
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
Rhode Island
  • Total required income before taxes: $59,221
  • Estimated housing costs: $12,375
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
South Carolina
  • Total required income before taxes: $52,038
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,168
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Falls Park and Reedy River, Greenville, South Carolina
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South Dakota
  • Total required income before taxes: $50,166
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,936
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Tennessee
  • Total required income before taxes: $50,152
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,723
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Texas
  • Total required income before taxes: $53,219
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,880
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Utah
  • Total required income before taxes: $54,627
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,963
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
Vermont
  • Total required income before taxes: $58,841
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,774
  • Estimated food costs: $7,933
Montpelier, Vermont
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Virginia
  • Total required income before taxes: $62,598
  • Estimated housing costs: $14,900
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Washington
  • Total required income before taxes: $61,988
  • Estimated housing costs: $16,321
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154
West Virginia
  • Total required income before taxes: $50,068
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,749
  • Estimated food costs: $6,832
Wisconsin
  • Total required income before taxes: $56,231
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,115
  • Estimated food costs: $6,979
Wyoming
  • Total required income before taxes: $54,316
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,227
  • Estimated food costs: $8,154

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