(CNN)There's not a single state, county or metropolitan area in the entire United States where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour can afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment.
There's not a single US state where a minimum wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a report says
And if those workers wanted to? They'd have to work 122 hours a week. Every week. All year.
This is according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, or NLIHC, which calls attention to the gap between low-income wages and the high cost of rent throughout much of the United States.
The NLIHC found US workers need to earn $22.10 an hour to afford a "modest" two-bedroom rental. That's about three times the federal minimum wage.
"This year's findings," the report says, "demonstrate how far out of reach modestly priced housing is for the growing low-wage work force, despite recent wage growth, and for other vulnerable populations across the country."
Here's a breakdown of the report.
The hourly wage the NLIHC uses throughout the report is called a "housing wage."
The NLIHC based that figure on what the Department of Housing and Urban Development calls "fair market rent," an estimation of how much a family would expect to pay in a given area.
The NLIHC then used that number to determine how much a full-time worker has to earn without spending 30% of their income on housing.
In Arkansas, where housing costs are lowest, workers still need to earn $13.84 an hour to afford a 2-bedroom home. The average fair market rent in Arkansas is $720 and the minimum wage is $8.50, the report notes.
The average fair market rent in Hawaii is $1,879, the most expensive in all 50 states. Though the state recently raised its minimum wage to $10.10, households still need to earn $36.13 per hour to afford that 2-bedroom home.
Here are the top 10 most expensive states, including Washington, D.C.
The disparity is starkest in major metropolitan areas.
San Francisco tops the list for the cities with the most expensive housing wage. Workers there have to earn $60.02 an hour on average to live in a 2-bedroom rental.
Of the 10 most expensive metropolitan counties, eight are in California, one is in New York and one is in Hawaii.
Here are the most expensive metropolitan areas:
A little, but not by much.
On average, workers still need to earn $17.90 an hour to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment.
In 22 out of 3,000 counties nationwide could workers earning minimum wage afford to rent a one-bedroom, the NLIHC says.
According to the report, a worker earning