Map: Cost of living comparison for U.S. cities
When some call for a drastically higher nationwide minimum wage consider that such a minimum wage means different things in different parts of the country. In some places (most?) such a wage would be crippling to small business.
A $15 per hour minimum wage has become a national U.S. rallying cry from workers seeking middle-class security. But while double the current minimum, $15 has its own limitations — and risks uncontemplated social consequences.