Annual two-parent, two-child family budgets in 10 largest family budget areas, 2014

City Total Annual Budget
New York, N.Y. $98,722
Philadelphia, Pa. $76,393
Los Angeles, Calif. $73,887
Chicago, Ill. $71,995
Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. $67,985
Phoenix, Ariz. $67,468
Detroit, Mich. $64,471
Atlanta, Ga. $63,888
Dallas, Texas $61,150
Houston, Texas $60,608

Note: The largest family budget areas do not necessarily represent the largest metro areas because some large metro areas are divided into more than one family budget area. For instance, the Washington, D.C., metro area contains three family budget areas.

Source: EPI Family Budget Calculator (Gould et al. 2015a)

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