What is Self Sufficiency?
This Calculator includes a variety of resources, including the Self Sufficiency Standard.
The Self Sufficiency Standard measures how much income is needed for a family of a given composition - ranging from a one person household to a large family - in a given place, to adequately meet its basic needs without any public or private assistance.
Using the Calculator you can look at your overall budget, see the Self Sufficiency Standard cost-of-living approximation for your family type, and learn about resources that can assist you in planning and making progress toward economic Self Sufficiency
The Self Sufficiency Calculator can help you:
- Plan and develop career goals so you can work towards a better paying job.
- Decide if a job you are considering will pay enough to meet your family's needs.
- Determine if you might be eligible for public benefits that can help with expenses like health care or child care.
- Test and compare different work or living options and see how they affect your bottom line.
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