Stratford News Living wage increases slightly in Perth-Huron SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2019 Living wage rises slightly. (Image supplied UWPH, Facebook) There’s a slight increase in our area when it comes to what it costs to get by. The Ontario Living Wage Network says the living wage for Perth-Huron has gone from $17.44 an hour to $17.55 an hour this year. The United Way Perth-Huron says a living wage is how much it costs for an average family of four, with two incomes coming in, to pay for basic living expenses. United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb says there wasn’t one main reason for the increase. “The increase was basically inflationary so it was marginal increases in a number of different categories, not one thing stood out, however, we would say that we are anticipating the housing costs to increase more significantly next year.” Erb adds that a number of businesses in the area over the past year have become certified living wage employers.