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Must-see chart: Americans work the least to pay for their beer

By on September 29, 2012

The Economist charts the amount of work required to buy a beer.

Analysts at UBS have calculated that it takes a German earning the national median wage just under seven minutes of work to purchase half a litre of beer at a retail outlet. At the bottom of the pint glass, low wages and high taxes mean that boozers in India must toil for nearly an hour before they have earned enough to quench their thirst.

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