Families in London need more money to get by than they did three years ago, according to the London Poverty Research Centre.

The centre says the city’s livable wage is now $16.20 an hour, a 4.3 per cent increase from when it was last tallied in 2016. That number is also $2 more than the current minimum wage in Ontario.

A ​living wage reflects what workers need to be paid in order to meet the basic standards of social and economic inclusion based on the cost of living in London. It is not the same as the legislated minimum wage.