By the numbers: The minimum wage

$15,080 — Annual wages of a person who works 40 hours a week for 52 weeks at the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

$17,860 — Annual wages of a person who works 40 hours a week for 52 weeks at the proposed $1.25 an hour increase.

$12,228-$17,400 — Fair market rents calculated by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for two-bedroom apartments in New Jersey.

$1,560 — Annual cost of gasoline for someone driving a 25 mpg car 12,000 miles at $325 per gallon.

$6,660 — Annual cost of food for a family of three, according to The Self-Sufficiency Standard for New Jersey, 2008

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