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The Oregon Center for Public Policy just released statistics on the basic income levels needed to get by in the state.


They call it the "Basic Family Budget Calculator."


Juan Carlos Ordonex with the Oregon Center for Public Policy breaks down the latest numbers for families living in Bend.


"So it varies by family size, but two parents, one child in Bend $59,800 is needed to meet basic needs. For two parents, two children $64,600 roughly."


The calculator considers costs for housing, food, child care, transportation, healthcare and taxes.


Portland had the highest expenses for families requiring 62-thousand for parents and one child to nearly 69 thousand needed for a two parent two child family.


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