As of July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. However, that year 3.6 million workers with wages at or below the minimum made up 4.9 percent of all hourly-paid workers. What are the minimum wages in the US and how do they compare to those in the EU?
Did you know that the minimum wage in Luxembourg is 14.3 times higher than Bulgaria’s? Yes, in Europe there are also disparities, and inequality among countries. Six countries have a minimum wage above 1000 € whereas there are 10 countries whose minimum wage is below 500 €.
Going out is becoming expensive in many cities, but going to the cinema is becoming a luxury. Some theaters are reaching 20 USD for a 3-D film in the USA. But that is just 2.75 working hours considering the minimum wage of the USA. In Mexico D.F., a worker needs to spend until 9 hours working to get a cinema ticket.