Which U.S. States Can You Live More Comfortably On A Minimum Wage?

The minimum wage in U.S. states varies from $15.20 per hour in D.C. to $8.65 per hour in Florida. The minimum wage is more than 3/4 of the living cost in the bulk of the West Coast and New England. Most of the South and some Mountain states have it the worst, where minimum wage covers about 50% of the living costs.

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The most and least affordable countries for starting a business, mapped

The United Arab Emirates is the most costly nation to begin a business, with start-up costs of $7,443.51. While starting a new business is least affordable in Congo, where $1,232 in fees equates to 2,554% of the average monthly income. Contrary in Kazakhstan, it takes just 2% of the average monthly payment ($12 against $531) to start a business.

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Global Fuel Index: Comparing Gasoline Prices in Cities Worldwide

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are big oil producers with economies highly dependent on hydrocarbon revenues. Residents in these regions enjoy the most affordable oil prices. The Central African Republic has the most expensive fuel prices in the world. Fuel supplies have to be brought in on a barge over the Oubangui River, resulting in frequent shortages and high prices.

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