Family Economic Sufficiency Standard (FESS)

The Real Cost of Living in 2005: The Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Standard for Connecticut (FESS)

The Self-Sufficiency Standard in this report describes the income required by Connecticut’s working families to pay for the basic needs of housing, food, child care, healthcare, transportation, miscellaneous costs and taxes on a region-by-region basis. Below are some links to additional FESS resources.

2008 Self-Sufficiency Standard Update

FESS Executive Summary

FESS North Central Connecticut

FESS Northwest Connecticut

FESS South Central Connecticut

FESS Southwest Connecticut