SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Nearly one-third of households in San Diego County have incomes below what is needed to meet the basic cost of living, according to a study released Thursday.
The study, by the Center on Policy Initiatives and United Way of San Diego, found that 229,195 non-retiree households in the county earn less than what is deemed a "self-sufficiency" level.
The study measured local costs of housing, child care, food and other basic expenses to determine a minimum budget for families of various sizes, according to CPI.
A single person with no dependents would need a full-time job paying at least $13.13 an hour, or $27,733 a year, to meet basic expenses, according to the study. A family consisting of two adults and two children would need to make $64,957 annually to meet the self-sufficiency level.
A woman accused of driving drunk and causing head-on crash that killed her passenger changed her plea on Tuesday.
Authorities Tuesday released the name of the 27-year- old victim who was fatally injured while playing a "punching game" with a friend in a Gaslamp Quarter sports bar.
A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.
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