The 2014 Out of Reach report shows it takes $20.18 an hour to afford a market-rate 2-bedroom apartment in NH. Published annually by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, this year’s report finds that people in the Granite State face the 11th-highest housing costs in the nation. NH does not have its own minimum wage, and follows the Federal standard of $7.25 an hour. In a high housing-cost state like NH, that means anyone working at that rate has to clock 111 hours per week to afford a decent place to live.

Additional NH data can be found at For a national comparison, see