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Median Wages vs. Housing Costs in the United States

Nearly everyone is feeling the pinch of shrinking wages and higher costs these days. Many are losing home-owner status and becoming renters once again.

People are having to move to locate jobs that will give them a better start. Some are even forging ahead into new frontiers where the wages are high (WalMart starting wages are at $17.00 an hour) and company living quarters are provided.

Take a look at these examples of median wages from across the country as compared to the average cost of a one bedroom apartment rental.