Finding affordable housing on minimum wage anywhere in the country is nearly impossible.
A recent study on affordable rents in America shows that in Montana you need to work almost double time or see your wage increase 80% to make it work.
In order to make ends meet in Montana on minimum wage, the National Low Income Housing Coalition found the minimum wage would need to be $14.90 per hour to afford a two bedroom apartment.
The study shows that we’re one of the most affordable -- ninth in the country. You would need to work 73 hours a week at minimum wage today to afford the rental. The report also shows what an hourly worker needs without paying more than 30% of their income.
Hawaii is the most expensive state coming in at $35 an hour needed to rent that one bedroom apartment.