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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Internet thing might not be true


This story doing the rounds at the moment about the amount of time it takes to work to buy a Big Mac doesn't add up.

Big Macs in Australia cost about $A4 and the minimum wage in Australia is $14 per hour. However, the Economist claims to have worked this out from an "average net wage across 14 professions".

The average wage in Australia is about $60,000 per annum, and is higher still in Sydney. Taking out tax (say, $12,000), this works out at about $24 per hour. Even accounting for tax, the Economist's figures seem unlikely...

Just saying is all.

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