How much do you need to make per hour to afford the median rent where you live? $10 per hour? $15 per hour? According to a Zillow Rentals analysis, in most places it is much, much more than that, especially in many major U.S. cities.
If you’re dreaming of spending your days in tropical Maui, Hawaii, you’ll need to make sure you have a high-paying job to support the $46 per hour minimum wage needed to live there. If you don’t, you may find yourself doing more couch surfing than wave surfing.