The post about crappy hourly jobs has me thinking about wages vs. costs. So I’m curious, what’s the legal minimum wage where you live vs. rent, gallon of milk, gallon of gas, and a movie ticket (standard adult admission, not 3D)?

I’ll post mine in the comments.

ETA: I’m sick, and can’t keep up with doing the math on all the comments anymore. But I am still reading everyone’s responses.