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Old 03-15-2018, 07:48 PM
 
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This is from Economic Policy Institute, with the criteria for each column can be viewed by clicking on it. https://www.epi.org/resources/budget/

Just curious as to what others think of the criteria and outcomes by area.
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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It is WAY off base.

We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) in the St. Louis Metro.

That calculator says we need $93,325 to survive! I am a SAHM and our household income is around $55-58k (although aiming for $62k this year). We cope just fine on that.
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