livingwageThe anti-poverty group Vibrant Abbotsford has calculated this year’s Fraser Valley Living Wage at $17.27 per hour.

That’s the minimum a family of four with two working parents needs to cover basic living expenses.

The increase from last year is higher than the inflation rate, and Vibrant Abbotsford says a lot of the increase comes in places that hit families hard like child care and food costs.

Vibrant Abbotsford says families need to spend $300 more per month to make ends meet compared to three years ago.