RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The minimum wage sufficient to support a family of four, with two adults and two children, in November should be R$5,969.17 (US$1,100), which corresponds to 5.42 times the national minimum wage of R$1,100, according to the Intersindical Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (Dieese) a research institute run by Brazil's labor unions.
In the same period last year, the estimated amount needed was R$5,289.53, about 13% lower.
The calculation is based on the value of the most expensive basic food basket in the country . . .