Family Budget Map

EPI’s Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a modest yet adequate standard of living. Compared with the federal poverty line and the Supplemental Poverty Measure, EPI’s family budgets provide a more accurate and complete measure of economic security in America. The Family Budget Map offers a view of cost of living for a two-parent, two-child family across the United States at the county level.

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The cost of living for a two-parent, two-child family in ••• is:

••• per year
••• per month
  • Housing: •••/month
  • Food: •••/month
  • Child care: •••/month
  • Transportation: •••/month
  • Health care: •••/month
  • Other necessities: •••/month
  • Taxes: •••/month

Source: Economic Policy Institute Family Budget Calculator, March 2018. Data are in 2017 dollars. View methodology