A Russian woman living in Turkey said how much you have to work there to buy an iPhone

A Russian woman living in Turkey reported how much work there is to buy an iPhone

To earn money for a new iPhone 14 PRO 128 GB in Turkey will have to work 5 months, while Australia – only 6.1 days, in the USA – 5.7 days, and in Switzerland – only 4.6 days, if you save all the money earned. The problems lie in the giant tax, low wages and horrendous inflation.

As the Russian woman noted in her Yandex.Zen channel, the price of Apple smartphones in Turkey is the highest in the world due to the tax, which is 40% of the cost of the phone. In addition, the space cost of phones is explained by the colossal inflation that has covered the resort republic this year. “Seven years ago, for 55,000 liras (181,000 rubles) you could buy a Volkswagen Golf car in Turkey, and today for 57,000 (188,000 rubles) you can buy the 14th iPhone,” the author compared.

According to official statistics, the rise in prices for goods and services in Turkey at the beginning of September amounted to 80.4%. “This is a record for the last 24 years,” she said.

Against this background, the Turkish finance minister's optimistic forecasts that inflation will slow down in the coming months look unconvincing. “The cost of living in Istanbul over the past year has increased by almost 102% and the subsistence minimum for a family of 4 exceeded 23,000 liras (75,900 rubles) – which is 4 times higher than the minimum wage. Those. even if both parents work in a family with two children, it becomes extremely difficult to support a family,” the Russian woman said.

According to the iPhone index and the average salary in Russia, which is 55.492 rubles after taxes, in Russia work and put aside everything you earn for 39.4 days to buy an iPhone 14 Pro. The indicator is comparable to Montenegro, where you need to work 39.7 days for the same purpose.

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