How Seattle's $15 minimum wage kneecapped opposition to statewide wage hike
October 18, 2016 at 4:48PM
The results in Spokane, which has a much lower cost-of-living than Seattle, might be different. According to the rough estimate from Sperling's cost-of-living calculator, to maintain the same standard of living, a worker making the current minimum wage of $9.47 an hour in Spokane would have to be making about $16 an hour in Seattle. Spokane, according to this year's estimate by SmartAsset, had the third-highest minimum wage in the country, when you adjust for local cost-of-living levels.