I think that it's like $9-$10 here in my corner of Canada. I make just above at $11.30 an hour doing tech support at a call centre. I work around a 40-44 hour week and take home around $700 and change every two weeks after taxes. So about $1400 a month, or $16,800 a year. If I can find some place on the cheap I can afford to live on my own and have a little left over for spending money, but not much and god forbid I need something expensive like a new bed or car. Which I just so happen to.