Beer most affordable for Americans

8:24 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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(CNN) - Beer drinkers of America rejoice!

Out of 150 countries studied, it takes the least amount of time to earn a beer in the United States, according to analysts at Swiss bank UBS. They determined it takes Americans just five minutes on the job to earn a beer.

That equals 96 beers over an eight-hour workday, or 480 beers over a 40 hour workweek.

The analysis looked at median hourly wages and average beer prices at retail outlets like grocery stores or liquor stores, not prices at bars.

On average, it takes a typical worker of the world 20 minutes to earn a beer.

Other countries do have cheaper beer prices than the United States, but median hourly wages are much higher in the U.S.


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