Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Minimum Wage and Beer

A recent infographic shows how long a worker in a given country would need to work (in hours) at minimum wage to afford a half-liter mug of beer at a bar or restaurant in their country.

The lowest hours-to-beer ratio is in Puerto Rico (0.2 hours per beer).  The highest is in Georgia (the European nation) where it takes 15.1 hours at minimum wage to buy a beer.  The United States is toward the lower end of the scale at 0.4 hours for a beer.

For the full list of countries and time, see the post on Quartz.

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