Beer per minimum wage hour

Beer drinkers in Santa Rosa, Calif. These days, imbibers may be following up the next morning with...Pedialyte.

Stuck somewhere between economic policy and happy hour.

The website Quartz has a chart of how many hours it takes -- working minimum wage -- to afford a beer at a bar or restaurant in whatever country the work is being done. Check it out here

Some highlights:

Here in the U.S.A:

24 minutes per beer.

Russia (hey, Olympics):

1 1/2 hours  per beer.


1 hour per beer.


13 1/2 hours per beer.


1/2 hour per beer. 

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