Our Basic Income Needs Generator (BING) is a tool to calculate Real Cost Measure Budgets. The Real Cost Measure is a Basic Needs Budget approach to better understand the challenges facing America’s households.

 

Try BING here: http://benefitkitchen.com/bing/ or here http://benefitkitchen.com/bing/v2.html

You can also see how BING and our screener APIs can be used together to draw a very crude graph that plots the gap between income + benefits and basic needs: http://benefitkitchen.com/bing/gap.html