Student Project

Making A Living In California

The goals of this project were to introduce users to the different expenses that make up monthly cost of living in Alameda County and across California for different family sizes; to allow them to explore how the gap between income and cost of living changes for different family sizes and minimum wage amounts at the county level in California; and to show the landscape of current and proposed minimum wage laws in Alameda County. Overall, we wanted to allow users to get a better understanding of minimum wage as it relates to the cost of living in Alameda County and in California as a whole, to contextualize the improvements that have happened, and to understand that work still needs to be done.

Last updated:

October 7, 2016