Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Alternative Big Mac Index

The Economist magazine recently produced what it calls "the alternative Big Mac index" , it details how long the average worker, weighted across 14 industries, must work in order to afford the price of a Big Mac at local prices.
Interesting stuff, I wouldn't fancy working for 6 days like the average worker in Nairobi. Does that mean Big Macs are essentially fine cuisine there?

2 comments:

alistair said...

The weird thing is that many other reports on the same thing list Dublin as 4th or 5th least amount of time just after London. But this chart emits Dublin altogether.

Ed said...

Well to be fair I would imagine that to the global reader Dublin in wee old Ireland is not really worth a mention up there with the big boys?