Living Wage Calculator from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The living wage calculator is a source for evaluating the estimated cost of living in a particular area for individuals and different family groups. It utilizes the most recent geographically-specific expenditure data available. Results are able to be narrowed down to state, and then to individual counties.
Read ND's Dept. of Commerce's "Economic Development by the Numbers" (Sept-Oct 2017 Issue) - Describes and highlights the Living Wage Calculator