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Monday, June 02, 2008

Self Sufficiency Standards in San Mateo County

Some interesting information about self sufficiency in San Mateo county. Short story: a single mom with an infant and school age child needs to make $67,617.00 to live. That equals four minimum wage jobs. Check out the Insight website for more information. 

Some other facts about basic costs in San Mateo County (not including rising gasoline prices which is further straining families):
  • Food costs have gone up 15%.
  • Health care costs have climbed significantly, up 30%.
  • Since 2003, the rise in costs resulted in an increase in the Self-Sufficiency Standard of $10,116 to $67,617 a year for a family consisting of one adult, a preschooler, and a school-age child.



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