In the rush to measure different cities’ minimum wage initiatives against each other, a more relevant comparison often gets left behind: Nearly all of these cities has hiked or plans to hike the minimum wage well above the suburbs right next door.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/10/cities-are-passing-higher-minimum-wages-and-leaving-the-suburbs-further-behind/