Cost for Family of 4 to Live without Help in Philly:  $70,000 a Year

A Philadelphia family of four must make more than $70,000 a year just to survive, a new report says – a stunning sum beyond the reach of most residents in a city beset by high poverty and meager chances. According to the newly released study based on 2019 data, two adults with one preschooler and one school-age child have to take in $70,613 to meet their needs without receiving public assistance or help from relatives or friends. Read more.