Statewide average

Statewide average

How much do you need to earn to make ends meet in Michigan?

In a new report, Making Ends Meet in Michigan: A Basic Needs Income Level for Family Well-Being, the wage needed to meet basic needs is estimated by county.

The costs of very basic needs—housing, child care, food, transportation, personal items such as clothing, healthcare and taxes—are used to calculate a “basic needs” hourly wage for four types of families in each Michigan county.

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List of hourly wages by county | Online calculator


All families assume two children under age 5.