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Beer per minimum wage hour

Beer drinkers in Santa Rosa, CA.

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.

Brazil:

1 hour per beer.

Bangladesh:

13 1/2 hours per beer.

Ireland:

1/2 hour per beer. 

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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