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Best and worst places for people on minimum wage

Working full time, earning minimum wage and barely making it

Many people around the world still struggle to put food on the table despite being in full-time employment. The debate over what amount is “enough” for a minimum wage is hotly contested. In some countries our data reveals the minimum isn’t enough to survive. Exactly where might surprise you.

BBC Capital, together with IIB Studio, looked at 10 countries to see just how far a day’s wage will stretch. The results can be found below. These calculations were based on a family of four, with two full time workers earning minimum wage. After the daily essentials of food — just enough calories to meet the Institute of Medicine’s guidelines — average rent and basic bills like utilities are accounted for, the disparities are astounding.