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85 Hour Work Week Required to Afford Studio Apartments in Orlando on Minimum Wage

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Out of Reach report, a worker in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area making minimum wage ($8.46/hour) would have to work 85 hours per week to afford a studio apartment at the fair market rate of $841/month.

The annual income needed to afford a studio in this area is $37,280.

Rent that is affordable to a minimum wage worker in this area is $440 according to the report.

The following number of hours per week would have to be worked in order to afford the following housing options on minimum wage:

  • One bedroom - 91 hours

  • Two bedroom - 108 hours

  • Three bedroom - 143 hours

  • Four bedroom - 171 hours

Read the full report HERE.

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