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A new UW report shows that the cost of living, especially for families with children, has risen dramatically across the state. In Seattle, a family of four needs $75,000 per year to cover basic living needs, which is a 62 percent increase from 2006, UW News reports.

The Self Sufficiency Standard for Washington state, which has been calculated since 2001 and released every three years, shows how much people would need to make to cover the cost of living without support from the government or other people. You won't be surprised that it's easiest to live somewhere like Asotin County (way down in the southeast corner of the state), where a family of four only needs about $50,000 — and that King County is the most expensive place to live. But despite the regional differences, the trend across the state has been massive increases in the cost of living, that outpace wages.

UW News: "According to the report, families of any size, in even the least-expensive counties, cannot get by on the state’s $11 hourly minimum wage. Only single adults, in some counties, can survive on $11 an hour or less."

Also: "Between 2000 and 2014, the average wage in Washington grew 12.5 percent, according to the state Office of Financial Management. During approximately the same timeframe, a family of four needed an average of 46 percent more to get by, the 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard reported."

The most common types of jobs in each county are rarely those that pay above the self-sufficiency standard.

It's also important to note that "self-sufficiency" here means just the basic necessities — no travel, meals out or anything else.

Other random takeaways from the report: In 2006, the difference between what a family of four needed in King and Yakima counties was $6,000. Today the difference is $20,000. A single parent supporting a preschooler and school-age child needs to make $33.37 per hour. This is the third highest amount in the nation, behind San Francisco and Brooklyn.

The report concludes that we need to raise wages. This "can have a positive impact not only for workers, but also for employers by decreasing turnover, increasing work experience and reducing training and recruitment costs.”