Land of the free home of the rich
What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.
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You should also know that (in most cases, it does get complicated) minimum wage here in Aus is also subject to “loading”. For example if you work an evening or night shift, add 20%. Work Saturday, add 50%. Sunday might be 100% I can’t remember. I once worked Xmas day as overtime shift and made 300%.
So you can make quite a reasonable income without an “elite” sort of occupation if you put in the hours.
oh well not to mention (at least in the US) a chunk of your paycheck ripped out for taxes. and if you’re a union worker you also get money taken out. If I make 297 for the week, I actually only get around 220
(Source: socialismartnature, via wisdom-growth)