# Can two minimum wage jobs pay the bills?

• Can two minimum wage jobs pay the bills?

Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 21:36
depends how many hours they get to work
Positive: 66.666666666667 %
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 21:37
Do the math. If they both work 40 hours a week that would be about \$2,500 a month BEFORE taxes. After taxes that would be around \$1,500. You ask about \$1,000. Why do you feel your family can live on \$1,000 a month? My mortgage payment is more than that. Our one car payment is over \$500 a month. Insurance is a couple hundred, our light bill is about \$250 a month on the summer. What about food? It seems very odd that both would get laid off in the same week, and very very odd that a company would lay people off the week of Christmas.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 21:38
Ok let's say 2 person working 40 hours a week, and earning 7.85\$ an hour. 40 hours *2 = 80 hours * 7.85\$ an hour = 628\$ a week (before taxes) If you multiple that amount 628 * 4 weeks = 2,512 a month (before taxes)
Positive: 50 %