The relative price of Big Macs around the world

A while back, BusinessWeek shared some very interesting statistics about the amount of working time, on average, it takes someone in various cities around the world to pay for a McDonald’s Big Mac. In Tokyo, it’s 10 minutes, the shortest amount of time. New York, 12 minutes. Hong Kong, 13 minutes. London, 16 minutes. Istanbul, 36 minutes, Bangkok, 50 minutes, Kiev, 84 minutes, and Nairobi, a whopping 185 minutes. Imagine working for almost the entire morning and you’ve only earned the cost of a Big Mac. Fries and a drink? That’s your day’s income gone. Something to think about next time you plop down $20 for lunch out, eh?

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