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Local Minimum Wages Map: Current Laws, Cost-of-Living Adjusted Amounts


Governing computed cost-of-living adjusted minimum wages by comparing the highest federal, state or local minimum wages with the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Cost of Living Index for cities. The map below shows minimum wage data for 308 cities and local areas with available cost index data.

Cities with the highest adjusted minimum wages, relative to other cities, are shown in dark green:

Cost-of-Living Adjusted Minimum Wage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 <$4  >$4   >$5   >$6   >$7   >$8   >$9   >$10

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