The unfortunate reality is that in no state can a full-time employee at minimum wage afford rent for a two-bedroom apartment. So how much do you have to make an hour to afford a home for your family in Texas?

According to CityLab, in 2018 it would take a worker at minimum wage working 122 hours to afford a regular two-bedroom apartment. In 2019, that number rose to 127 hours. However, if that worker was looking for a one-bedroom apartment, they'd only have to work 103 hours a week.

Looking at Fair Market Rent in each state, which considers fair rent to make up no more than 30% of a worker's wages, in only 28 states can a full-time minimum-wage worker afford a one-bedroom apartment. While many states have minimum wages higher than the nationally mandated $7.25 per hour, no state has a minimum wage high enough to support a family.

When looking at how much someone would have to make per hour for full-time work to afford a two-bedroom apartment, Texas is in the middle of pack coming in as the 20th most expensive state, but it is still nearly three-times the state's minimum wage, which matches the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour:

STATEWAGE PER HOUR
Hawaii$36.82
California$34.69
Massachusetts$33.81
New York$30.76
New Jersey$28.86
Washington$27.78
Maryland$27.52
Connecticut$25.40
Colorado$25.33
Alaska$24.84
New Hampshire$23.23
Virginia$23.13
Oregon$22.97
Florida$22.86
Vermont$22.78
Delaware$21.97
Rhode Island$20.86
Illinois$20.85
TEXAS$20.29
Maine$19.91
Minnesota$19.74
Arizona$19.52
Pennsylvania$19.35
Nevada$18.85
Georgia$18.42
Utah$18.30
South Carolina$17.27
Michigan$17.25
North Carolina$16.95
Louisiana$16.86
Wisconsin$16.77
North Dakota$16.65
Tennessee$16.58
Wyoming$16.46
New Mexico$16.34
Nebraska$16.08
Indiana$16.03
Missouri$16.00
Montana$15.97
Kansas$15.92
Ohio$15.73
Oklahoma$15.54
Idaho$15.47
Iowa$15.44
South Dakota$15.30
Alabama$14.92
Kentucky$14.84
Mississippi$14.43
West Virginia$14.27
Arkansas$14.26

Do you think its time for Texas to raise its minimum wage? Sound off in the comments!