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Living Wages in the USA


Living costs vary by region and the minimum wage is not always sufficient. Dr. Amy Glasmeir at MIT has built a living wage model and presented her findings on her website. This visualization uses her data to compare living costs and minimum wages at U.S county levels.


  1. Create python web scraper Jupyter Notebook
  2. Import results into an ArcMap Document
  3. Append FIPS codes to each county.
  4. Write MapBox App and bind county geometries.

The MapBox Interactive for the entire USA.

Mapbox Screenshot

Data Sources

  1. Living Wages
  2. County Polygons