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This map shows how much money a family of 4 needs to earn to get by in every US state

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a close up of a map: This map shows the minimum amount necessary to meet basic needs for a family of four without relying on outside help, including factors such as housing, food, child care and health insurance, in addition to other regular costs. All data from MIT's Living Wage calculator.© Provided by CNBC LLC This map shows the minimum amount necessary to meet basic needs for a family of four without relying on outside help, including factors such as housing, food, child care and health insurance, in addition to other regular costs. All data from MIT's Living Wage calculator.

Depending on where you live in the United States, the amount you need to make to get by and support a family can vary by a lot. While a household of two adults and two children can manage on less than $60,000 a year in Tennessee, for example, it takes at least $88,000 a year to make ends meet in New York.

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 food, housing, child care and health insurance, in addition to other regular costs, and doesn't include conveniences or luxuries such as restaurant meals, vacations or money left over for investments.

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Here's a closer look at what a living wage would be, before taxes, for a family of four in every U.S. state

Alabama

  • Total required income before taxes: $61,895
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,086
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Alaska

  • Total required income before taxes: $74,247
  • Estimated housing costs: $15,239
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Arizona

  • Total required income before taxes: $68,786
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,484
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529
a tall building in a city: Phoenix, Arizona.© Provided by CNBC LLC Phoenix, Arizona.

Arkansas

  • Total required income before taxes: $59,001
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,584
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

California

  • Total required income before taxes: $81,056
  • Estimated housing costs: $19,875
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Colorado

  • Total required income before taxes: $73,132
  • Estimated housing costs: $14,799
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Connecticut

  • Total required income before taxes: $74,216
  • Estimated housing costs: $15,670
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

Delaware

  • Total required income before taxes: $67,632
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,456
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822
a store inside of a building: Downtown in Rehobeth Beach, a popular summer vacation town on the Delaware coast.© Provided by CNBC LLC Downtown in Rehobeth Beach, a popular summer vacation town on the Delaware coast.

Florida

  • Total required income before taxes: $66,057
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,259
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Georgia

  • Total required income before taxes: $63,209
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,932
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Hawaii

  • Total required income before taxes: $68,971
  • Estimated housing costs: $22,314
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Idaho

  • Total required income before taxes: $65,675
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,609
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Illinois

  • Total required income before taxes: $69,760
  • Estimated housing costs: $12,564
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012
a graffiti covered wall: Chicago, Illinois.© Provided by CNBC LLC Chicago, Illinois.

Indiana

  • Total required income before taxes: $63,014
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,641
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Iowa

  • Total required income before taxes: $62,066
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,244
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Kansas

  • Total required income before taxes: $61,158
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,700
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Kentucky

  • Total required income before taxes: $64,017
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,872
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Louisiana

  • Total required income before taxes: $61,643
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,261
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822
a tall building in a city: Baton Rouge, Louisiana.© Provided by CNBC LLC Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Maine

  • Total required income before taxes: $66,125
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,284
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

Maryland

  • Total required income before taxes: $76,043
  • Estimated housing costs: $18,196
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Massachusetts

  • Total required income before taxes: $75,418
  • Estimated housing costs: $17,721
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

Michigan

  • Total required income before taxes: $64,858
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,382
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Minnesota

  • Total required income before taxes: $68,948
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,607
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012
a view of a large body of water with a city in the background: Saint Paul, Minnesota.© Provided by CNBC LLC Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Mississippi

  • Total required income before taxes: $54,933
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,009
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Missouri

  • Total required income before taxes: $62,943
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,597
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Montana

  • Total required income before taxes: $69,128
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,001
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Nebraska

  • Total required income before taxes: $64,281
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,699
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Nevada

  • Total required income before taxes: $67,137
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,581
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529
a tall building in a city: The Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.© Provided by CNBC LLC The Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New Hampshire

  • Total required income before taxes: $66,943
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,761
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

New Jersey

  • Total required income before taxes: $75,884
  • Estimated housing costs: $17,409
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

New Mexico

  • Total required income before taxes: $66,852
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,859
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

New York

  • Total required income before taxes: $88,056
  • Estimated housing costs: $17,896
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

North Carolina

  • Total required income before taxes: $63,522
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,146
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822
a tall building in a city park: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA uptown skyline and park.© Provided by CNBC LLC Charlotte, North Carolina, USA uptown skyline and park.

North Dakota

  • Total required income before taxes: $62,697
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,166
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Ohio

  • Total required income before taxes: $61,763
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,450
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Oklahoma

  • Total required income before taxes: $64,413
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,544
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Oregon

  • Total required income before taxes: $72,312
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,166
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Pennsylvania

  • Total required income before taxes: $65,502
  • Estimated housing costs: $12,070
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245
a long bridge over a body of water with a city in the background: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA© Provided by CNBC LLC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Rhode Island

  • Total required income before taxes: $70,153
  • Estimated housing costs: $12,375
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

South Carolina

  • Total required income before taxes: $59,902
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,168
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

South Dakota

  • Total required income before taxes: $60,064
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,936
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Tennessee

  • Total required income before taxes: $58,199
  • Estimated housing costs: $9,723
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Texas

  • Total required income before taxes: $61,501
  • Estimated housing costs: $11,880
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822
a view of a city: Dallas, Texas.© Provided by CNBC LLC Dallas, Texas.

Utah

  • Total required income before taxes: $67,277
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,963
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

Vermont

  • Total required income before taxes: $68,657
  • Estimated housing costs: $13,744
  • Estimated food costs: $10,245

Virginia

  • Total required income before taxes: $72,223
  • Estimated housing costs: $14,900
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822

Washington

  • Total required income before taxes: $72,673
  • Estimated housing costs: $16,321
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

West Virginia

  • Total required income before taxes: $60,313
  • Estimated housing costs: $8,749
  • Estimated food costs: $8,822
a house with a mountain in the background: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.© Provided by CNBC LLC Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Wisconsin

  • Total required income before taxes: $66,742
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,115
  • Estimated food costs: $9,012

Wyoming

  • Total required income before taxes: $67,888
  • Estimated housing costs: $10,227
  • Estimated food costs: $10,529

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