This has nothing to do with minimum wage but I was shocked when I started looking for work in Boston how low the wages were. I assumed because of cost of living they would be more. The equivalent job that I had in Alberta pays $15-$20 less per hour here. I didn't take one of those jobs because then 110% of my income would go to daycare.
I don't know if all salaries are lower like that here but it makes me wonder how people earning $17 / hour (the average salary for renters) do it. That wouldn't cover my daycare!
DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
November 2010 (13 weeks)
DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)