Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Pathways PA issued its biennial report detailing the cost of living throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The Self-Sufficiency Wage for a family with two adults, one pre-schooler, and one school age child rose over $5,000 in all counties. In Allegheny County that cost is estimated to be about $42,000. President and CEO of Pathways PA Carol Goertzler says that the biggest cost increase was seen in health care and child care. Every facet of life has seemingly gone up in cost according to the report. Goertzler also predicts that the 2010 report will show its biggest cost increase in transportation due to recent gas price increases.