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The count: what a single parent of two needs to make for a 'modest but adequate' standard of living in Orleans Parish

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According to a calculator released last week by think tank Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a single parent with two kids needs $64,170 annually to achieve a "modest but adequate" standard of living in Orleans Parish. EPI estimates housing costs at $12,016 annually, child care costs at $10,093 and transportation at $9,808. Median household income in New Orleans is $37,488, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

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