Houston's legacy

The Houston Chronicle

July 24, 2013


A Houston Chronicle article last week noted that a family of four in this city needs to make $63,600 a year simply to keep food on the table, a car running, a roof overhead ("What does it cost to live decently here?" Page A1, Thursday). Merely to get by, in other words. Houston is a relatively inexpensive place to live, particularly for a big city, but an income of $63,000 or less leaves little for eating out, taking vacations or saving for college.
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