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Minutes of work required to buy a beer.

The Economist came out with another interesting chart – the required number of minutes you need to work in order to buy 500ml of beer. Some figures:

US workers need to work 5 minutes
Germans – 7 minutes
Czech Republic – 7 minutes
Australia – 12 minutes
UK – 14 minutes
Mexico – 15 minutes
Philippines – 38 minutes
India – 54 minutes
World average – 20 minutes

Growing adult populations and rising living standards mean that beer consumption in emerging markets is booming. Drinkers there drank two-thirds of the world’s beer in 2011. By 2016, it will be 72%.

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