"How much does it cost to make ends meet in Monroe County? Family of four needs $55,000"

By Dan Berrett
Pocono Record Writer
May 28, 2010

How much does it truly cost to make ends meet in the Poconos?

For a family of four — two parents with one child in day care and another school-age — the answer in Monroe County is nearly $55,000.

In Pike, the same family needs close to $59,000.

Those numbers come from a study released last week that calculates the "Self-Sufficiency Standard" for each of Pennsylvania's counties.

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