Post the amount and where you live. I live in WA State. According to the state a SINGLE person should make 35k to live comfortably in King County. It increases by about 10k for each adult in the family, a lot more for kids.
We live comfortably. Dh makes well over the amount needed but we were very "poor" (yes I use that term loosely as I know we were not poor by any means) for a few years while trying to aggressively pay off student loans.