Abhishek Choudhary, Blogger at Random Vibes (2016-present)
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INDIA : LABOUR
In India, the cost of labour is dirt cheap! I mean you can still get laborers for around 200 Rs.(~$ 3) for a day. Though, this is a not a regular situation, yet the price may not go too high. This is mainly because of the following reasons:
1.) Highly Unorganised Sector: In India, the unorganised sector has a complete dominance over the organised sector, as a reason people are forced to work without a contract and mainly they are daily waged workers.
2.) Unskilled Labour: Unlike China, India has a very low rate of unskilled workers. This results in low labour pay as unskilled workers have no option left.
3.) No Per Hour Pay Rule: Though, GOI, has set up guidelines, yet most of the laborers are not aware of this. This is mainly due to the exploitation by middlemen or internal corruption in labour union. Also, labor laws in India are very flexible and any mishap rarely results in strict action against the organisation.
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Coupes de cheveux - like the other two answers I’ve seen from India and South Africa, haircuts here cost no more than $2. And it seems like the more expensive the haircut is, the worse the quality of the cut.
Transport public - I get to the gym from my house and back for $0.40 on a what we call “matatu” . This same matatu will get you from deep in the suburbs to the CBD for less than $1.
This is what it looks like - a 14 seater van with a single yellow stripe with route details on the stripe. (image courtesy of Google)
La main d'oeuvre - Whatever it is, from cleaners, gardeners, general workers, house servants, day watchmen… you can pay them KES 10,954 (~$110) per month (minimum wage) for their services.
Ryo Yokoe, I've visited many countries and have friends from many countries
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This answer looks at prices in Japon, where I’m originally from, compared to Grande-Bretagne, where I live now. Bear in mind that some things are definitely cheaper here in the UK, like mobile phone contracts, bread, boxes of good beer in a supermarket, flight tickets, and (surprisingly) train tickets, but things in general are modestly more affordable in Japan than in the UK. The differences aren’t that big for most things because they are very similar economically, but these are the products that are cheaper by a large margin in Japan.
You can buy a decent pair of casual, stylish glasses in Japan for 3,000 yen (£22, $30), or if you want slightly more high-end, brand name glasses, like the frames that I have from Dolce and Gabbana, it probably will cost you about 12,000 (£91, $118) with anti-dust, anti-reflective lenses. And you don’t need a prescription; they measure your eye sight after you choose the lenses and you can pick them up after about 30 minutes.
In Britain, you first need to go to an optician for a prescription, which can cost you anywhere from £30 to £200 depending on how bad your eyesight is. It seems that all decent frames cost you at least about a £100 here too. I’ve heard horrible things from friends who wanted to save money by buying Specsavers lenses that cost below £50, which tend to not last more than a year.
Manger à l'extérieur
I’m still struggling to wrap my head around this. As much as I love living in Britain, by far the worst part it is that the ‘eating out in restaurants’ culture is still very much considered to be a ‘luxury’ and an activity of the middle classes. It’s really, really difficult to find good, tasty food here that won’t cost you a fortune. If you skimp on food, unless you specifically know where you’re going or if you’re fine eating shitty fast food, it’s virtually impossible to find anything that is edible or enjoyable.
In Tokyo, you can get a decent, tasty meal of all varieties for anything from 400 yen to 1,000 yen (£3–7, $4–10), and sometimes the price includes a drink or an alcoholic beverage. Japan has many Japanese ‘fast food’ joints (not like McDonald’s) where you can have a very reasonable meal for about 300 yen. You can go on a ‘fancy night out’ in a good restaurant and spend less than, 1,500 yen (£11, $15), and even that’s considered a somewhat pricey meal here. Of course, if you want to eat high quality sushi, a good quality steak, or a premium Korean BBQ joint, you’ll be expected to spend more. But for the vast majority of meals that you will eat, you can easily get by with spending on average 700 yen (£5, $7).
I live in South Yorkshire, which is one of the cheapest places in the country to live in, and a nice evening meal in a proper restaurant here can easily cost you at least £15. If you want a starter and an alcoholic beverage with that, it can go up to £25. The only place in town where I can have a large, delicious meal and spend less than £10 is this one Chinese restaurant in the city centre where the staff could barely speak English. It’s a real struggle when I want to have lunch and not have to spend more than £7 on a hot meal, primarily because most British people are completely content with eating cold sandwiches for their midday meal. If you could only spend £3 to £4 on a warm lunch, expect to get something that looks like this.
Electronics (except phones)
This is not because electronic products are actually cheaper in Japan. It’s primarily because of the currency difference and the lower sales tax in the country. I bought a new Macbook last summer and in Japan and apparently I saved about £200 by not buying the same product in the UK. So if you want to buy laptops, tablets, mp3 players, and so on, go to Japan!
I can’t think of anything else at the moment, might add more later.
Girish Mana, Architect, open source enthusiast, reader, writer
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India: Single region MRI about ₹8000; full body (3 regions) about ₹24,000.
US: $3,500 for multi-region (exceeds ₹200,000 with simple conversion)
US has state-sponsored healthcare programs, but my friends in US tell me it covers a fraction (~30%) of the MRI cost for out-of-hospital expenses. In India, health insurance covers MRI for hospitalization, but not for OPD scans.
(We all have a rare genetic medical condition that requires frequent MRI follow-ups. MRI, medication, consultation –the costs add up to significant amounts. Hence the price sensitivity.)
My friends joke that they can fly to India, have an MRI, a little vacation and still pay less than in the states.
Ellen Rouyer, Got my MBA at Temple U. in Philly in 1998
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I live in Taiwan. Here, as long as you don’t have children, pretty much everything is cheap or at the very least, reasonable.
- Food - plenty of delicious street food is available pretty much everywhere. Check out night markets. And as for restaurants, even if the place looks grotty but there are many people inside, then you can be sure it’s tasty stuff. Beef noodle is a particular favourite of mine and at around 120NT (4USD) a (big) bowl, is considered “expensive” street food.
- A visit to the doctor without National Health Insurance coverage (if you are a tourist) will set you back around NT540 (less than 20USD) and this includes the medicine for 3–4 days. ALso, most doctors speak English and of course they are all very well trained and as good as French ones.
- Clothes / shoes - as long as you go to local or high street shops (not the department store international brands like Prada etc) you will get good quality clothes and shoes for about half the price (or less) of what you would pay in a similar store in France (my country of origin).
- Transport - the bus network and rail network are extensive and competitive. Only high speed rail is more expensive - and not necessarily worth it as the stations are out in the sticks, rather than town centre (except for Taipei).
- Accommodation - i am writing this answer from my 4* hotel room where we are spending a short family break in Kenting in the south of the island - sea view, pool, beach across the road, and lots of great restaurants, night life (if that is your thing) about 5 minutes away by car. It is costing us 150USD per night including a super buffet breakfast. This is high end. But there are plenty of much cheaper places if you are on a budget. As i said, we don’t do this often.The same thing in Cannes would probably be in the 30o-400 euros range.
Anderson Agha, Self employed from 17
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With the current economic recession and our Naira digging for oil, everything is cheaper by half within the past 1 year (That’s if you’ve got the dollars!).
- Nourriture - You can get good meal from a restaurant for N1000 ($2.5)
2. Shoes and Footwear - For N1500 ($3.75) you can get a decent Aba made shoe or one from Kano - all you have to do is take it to a cobbler and have it sewn round, will serve you for a year or two. The one I used for my project defense in school was in active service for two years before I forcefully retired it.
3. Labour - We have over 20million unemployed persons (5 Million graduates) they will happily take on a N40,000 ($100) per month any time. That’s what some multi-nationals pay casual workers and “contract” staff.
I have friend (graduates) who earn less than N25,000 ($62.5) per month as teachers in private schools.
4. Hébergement - You can easily get a 3-star hotel that charges N3,000 per night in most Nigerian cities ($7.5) and for a 5-star hotel you can get that at N15,000 ($37.5) per night. Visit www.hotels.ng
Wanna rent an apartment - it costs less than N1,000,0000 ($2500) per year to rent a 2 bedroom apartment in posh parts of most cities in Nigeria. Less than N500,000 ($1250) in other parts of most cities and a merger N150,000 ($375) in towns and villages.
This apartments are tiled, has water and electricity.
We’ve got cheap properties too
5. tourisme - You can visit and have fun in so many beautiful locations in Nigeria for a fraction of what it will cost in developed countries.
Welcome to Obudu cattle ranch
6. Beer and PMS - Same price N150 ($0.38) per bottle and per liter respectively. That’s the S.I unit for measuring cost of living in a country by most people, so there you go.
Nigeria is a wonderful destination for business and pleasure, forget the media painting, we are good people and a great Nation.