There are plenty of states where $15 an hour is more than enough to survive. Minimum wage jobs are also meant primarily for young adults. Teenagers are more than fine with $7.25 an hour. In Arizona, I would only have to work 20 hours a week to have more than double the cost of my bills for the whole month at $15 an hour. I understand not all states have a low cost of living and that is why they can set higher minimum wages, but $15 an hour is unnecessary in most places.