I make $30 an hour at top rate in Canada. For reference, that's equal to $22.50 US. Overtime of $45 is equal to $34 US, that's less than your regular rate... I live in a 1 bedroom apartment for $1400 a month. I will never be able to afford a decent house, because even the crappy ones start at $700k with ridiculous rates. Ever since I've joined this forum it's been depressing knowing that I'm working so hard, yet making the equivalent of far less than you guys.