Geographic variation in the components of two-parent, two-child family budgets, 2014
|Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX MSA|
|Pittsburgh, PA HUD Metro FMR Area|
|Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA HUD Metro FMR Area|
Note: These were chosen from among medium/large metro areas (populations between 1.7 and 2.3 million) with monthly family budgets in a tight range ($5,300–$5,800). Within those criteria, these areas were selected for their range of costs and geographic diversity.
Source: EPI Family Budget Calculator (Gould et al. 2015a)