How much families need to get by

POSTED: 11:23 AM MDT Jul 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:25 AM MST Mar 06, 2014 

The Economic Policy Institute has calculated how much families need to have "an adequate but modest" standard of living based on the cost of housing, food, transportation, health care, child care, taxes and other necessities around the country. Take a look at what a family of two parents and two children would need in 20 large metro areas to meet this standard.