According to Out of Reach, in no state, metropolitan area, or county can a full-time minimum-wage worker afford a modest two-bedroom rental home, and these workers cannot afford modest one-bedroom apartments in 91% of U.S. counties.
The Out of Reach report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition revealed that Michiganders are right in the middle in terms of how much it costs to pay the rent.
According to the report, on average, renters need to make $19.10 per hour and work full-time to afford a two-bedroom apartment. That comes out to 77 hours per week at minimum wage to afford rent. To afford a one-bedroom, the median average is $15.22 and you'd have to work 62 hours.
However, the state's minimum wage is $9.87, making the affordable cost of rent at $513 per month.
It's most expensive in the suburbs of Detroit where you'd have to make more than $30 per hour to afford rent.
It could be worse. In Florida, it would take 106 hours at minimum wage there to pay rent. But Hawaii is the highest at 161 hours per week.
As for the lowest? That goes to Arkansas where you'd ONLY have to work 54 hours per week at minimum wage to afford rent.