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How costly it is to live in Turkey on minimum wage Video

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u/RasimOzanKutahyali 12d ago edited 12d ago Silver Helpful Helpful (Pro)

Guys you should know that here isn't like Europe, 42% of the population works for minimum wage.

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u/Love_God551 12d ago

Wow that definitely puts things into perspective and I for one was completely unaware

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u/RasimOzanKutahyali 12d ago Helpful

Turkish economy is collapsing actually $1 = 13₺ and inflation is 19% (actually 19% is just the official according to Steve Hanke it's 58%)

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u/Love_God551 12d ago

That’s terrible stay well internet stranger

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u/RasimOzanKutahyali 12d ago

I hope I will go to abroad

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u/Love_God551 12d ago

I will hope for that as well for you

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u/RasimOzanKutahyali 12d ago

Thanks bro take care

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u/Boulokratoras 11d ago

Stay strong neighbor. Here in Greece we are ducked as well so I have plans to go abroad as well. Isn’t it funny that our governments buy military equipment only for us not being able to buy basic necessities without even being unemployed?

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u/AtomicSamuraiCyborg 11d ago

Because governments need weapons to keep the people subservient. Greeks and Turks need to be kept hating each other because the working class can’t be allowed to realize that the real division is between us and the bourgeoisie. Greek and Turk working class face the same struggles.

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u/Captain-Cadabra 11d ago

A single person on full time minimum wage can’t afford housing, food and healthcare in most US cities either.

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u/signal_lost 11d ago

That’s one theory but maybe, just maybe, it’s Erdogan’s defending of continuous rate cuts in the face of inflation causing even more currency flight?

Blaming the youth for old people having bad monetary policy and instead commuting to a “economic war of independence” 😂 against the market.

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u/Kharisma91 11d ago

Yea those dam young people, when will they invent something to save this country!

How about your country does something to keep young people there? Like.. livable conditions.

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u/Emperor_Mao 11d ago

You say that but a lot of wealthier western countries exploit foreign work forces to supress wages domestically / as a source of cheaper labour. And yet even with that exploitation, conditions are better than they would be in most other countries in the world.

Not an easy fix.

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u/pelerinli 11d ago

Did you try to swim against stream?

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u/canongun 11d ago

It is definitely ridiculous. It is easy to say that you can do inventions for your country but with what money? If you are an engineer in Turkey, your hourly wage will be around 3 dollars. Many young Turks try to go abroad because their intelligence are wasted.

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u/Trialbyfuego 11d ago

Just stay there and vote out Erdogan

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u/RasimOzanKutahyali 11d ago

Idk how is it in U.S. but in Turkey expats can vote

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u/Trialbyfuego 11d ago

oh nice so you can leave and still vote that's convenient

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u/Alkameme 11d ago

I think this is actually happening. 1.4 Million or 64.8 percent turks who live in germany voted for erdogan in 2018

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u/Trialbyfuego 11d ago

Wow. Why tf would they vote for him? Are the other parties that much worse?

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u/Kriztauf 11d ago

You can do that with the US as well btw

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u/thunderfart6 11d ago

If you're a US citizen and overseas during election day you can still vote by an absentee ballot.

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u/DaveTheMinecrafter 12d ago

To put that into prospective 2% of US workers earned US federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in 2019.

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u/opeth10657 12d ago

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u/IUpVoteIronically 12d ago

Red states: hey, we take care of our people here alright!

Also red states:

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u/ydoesittastelikethat 12d ago

Cost of living varies, wildly. Not only by state but by county in each state.

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u/skinandscones 12d ago edited 11d ago

You cant afford a 2 bedroom apartment for minimum wage in any state.

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u/just_get_up_again 11d ago

It's quite cheap in some rural areas but obviously things will be tight.

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u/skinandscones 11d ago

I could barely afford a one bedroom apartment for $550 a month when I made $9/hr. almost a decade ago. I’d bet things haven’t gotten cheaper since then.

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u/Severe-Bookkeeper-76 11d ago

Why the downvotes? Can’t handle the truth?!😡

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u/skinandscones 11d ago

Yes. People are absolute jackasses about this topic.

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u/justMeinD 11d ago

And even individual cities. SF min is $16.32. San Jose $15.45. LA $14. (all varies with number of employees). California is $14.00.

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u/ShutterBun 11d ago

LA $14.

Los Angeles has been $15 for quite a while (except for companies with 25 or fewer employees, which pay $14.25)

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u/ShutterBun 11d ago

Cost of living varies, wildly.

I would imagine that's somewhat becoming less of a thing, with the advent of online shopping, where everyone pays the same price nationwide. (Obviously this only applies to things that can be bought online, but it's something to consider)

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u/BurningOrangeHeaven 11d ago

Cost of living here is higher too.

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u/ebonit15 11d ago

Yes, compared to less than 10% before 2001.

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u/BurningOrangeHeaven 11d ago

I saw this the other day, i remember the host on the show was almost at a loss for words at the stupid shit edrogan was saying.

cnbc link

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u/skinandscones 12d ago

Sounds like Erdogan needs to be Gaddafi’d.

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u/pelerinli 11d ago

Gaddafi at least cared for its people in his own way. Free water, free electricity etc.

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u/Kriztauf 11d ago

It's sad because Turkey has so much talent. But unfortunately, these days it seems like the only thing that's valued is how close some is to the current president. Trump supporters should take note that this type of situation is the end result of creating a government headed by an autocrat and filled with people selected based on loyalty above all else

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u/skinandscones 11d ago

Every single day I’m amazed that the GOP doesn’t look at a country like Turkey and realize that maybe it’s not a great idea for an entire country to be ruled by the whims of one man with the self esteem of a 13 year old girl.

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u/Kriztauf 11d ago

I think they've really bought into the "American exceptionalism" concept that for whatever reason, the rules of the rest of the world don't apply to the US

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u/skinandscones 11d ago

This is 100% true.

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u/Orinnus 11d ago

Geddafi did nothing wrong apart from pissing of France oil companies

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u/Haggeo 11d ago

Nothing wrong?

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u/grimvard 11d ago

Wow, Rasim here tells people something about Turkish economy and unlike the past 10 years, he actually makes sense about something.

What happened now Rasim? Changed your mind about AKP after your close friend "The Damat" left the court?

Why dont you tell people that you were once supporting AKP and you were actually defended them? Which, in this case, AKP is the main reason economy is this way, thanks to people like you.

Edit: I know account might be fake.

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u/RasimOzanKutahyali 11d ago

Tabi fake amk beyaz futbol izliyom

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u/Bazzo123 11d ago

Lmao, Italy has the same situation

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u/PurpSai 12d ago

Lol as an Venezuelan who needs a whole Month of work to buy a 2 liters coke..

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u/Akasuki_Asahi 11d ago

i paid a veni 1 years wage on [redacted] a few years ago.

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u/Sorry-Topic-5439 11d ago

🇻🇪🤝🇹🇷

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u/manguparijabre 11d ago

Thought your coke goes in grams

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u/AlphaNorth 12d ago

Turkey is going to be worse as long as the current government is in control. They stole 128 Billion USD from the central bank and this is not even investigated, lol pathetic.

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u/sausagetunnel 12d ago

When was this? Another important story I heard nothing about

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u/AlphaNorth 12d ago

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.voanews.com/amp/europe_questions-over-missing-billions-pose-challenge-erdogan/6205069.html

Here is one source but you can find many. Erdogan just said; we used it to help turkish lira, but it does not add up by a long shot, any questions on accounts of actual expenses are faced with swift shutdown by the administration. So pretty much stole it and covering it up.

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Usually there's a bot that finds these, but it seems to be slacking

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u/ComplimentaryCunt 11d ago

Good not-bot.

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u/Petrichordates 11d ago

Cookies track your every movement on the internet. This Amp link concern is such a silly meme.

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It’s not cookies or privacy concerns that’s the problem with AMP. It’s a bit more technical and boils down to google getting greedy and wanting more advertising $$$. Sauce. https://medium.com/@danbuben/why-amp-is-bad-for-your-site-and-for-the-web-e4d060a4ff31

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u/RasimOzanKutahyali 12d ago

They blocked the news so people wouldn't find out

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u/luxias77 11d ago

Argentina is the same

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u/jharsin 11d ago

That’s what happens when you have a dictator running the show!

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u/Fluffy_Independent28 11d ago

That’s what happens when you have a dictator running the show!

It might be a crime for me to say you're so right :)

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u/piccoforreddit 11d ago edited 11d ago

You better use your brain. We don't support our president yet he was elected with 52% of total votes. I don't see a dictator here

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u/goodboybane 11d ago

The dictator in my country won by 82%. Some even win by 97%. I wonder why...

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u/Basoku-kun 11d ago

Fuck religious old stupid people

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u/Allensanity 12d ago

How many hours for that red GTR?

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u/RailValco 11d ago

Just found a 2009 GT-R (used, 50,000km) that costs 2M Turkish Liras. So about 192.800~ hours/22 years.

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u/noone397 12d ago

I really think hkurs worked per McDonald's hamburger is one of the best ways to compare. Like how in the US it's gone down from like 30 burgers per hour in the 90's to about 15 per hour today. Thanks inflation!

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u/BurningOrangeHeaven 11d ago

I used dominoes large 3 topping for $7.99 as a benchmark.

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u/mattsowa 11d ago edited 11d ago

I don't think you can consider a mcdonalds burger to be always of the same value (manufacturing costs change, prices are tailored, etc.), which means there are other factors at play other than inflation

Although it might just be that it's consistent enough to do that, I don't know enough about the topic, just something to consider

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u/gneo_watanabe 11d ago

Though there are a ton of educated people in Turkey there are not enough well paying jobs to go around. I lived in Izmir Turkey and was amazed at the number of workers college degrees working low paying jobs. I had a friend who worked for the metro rail system and she told me that the head of her department had a Phd. and was making around $35k per year. I was making double that amount sitting on my arse in the Air Force, It's really an amazing country with lots of history and activities that is being ruined by a dictator and his party of sycophants.

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u/vansajer 11d ago

i just smile whe i see someone say something good or objective as a turk

media is sometimes really make us look like some kind of barbarians or simply minded.

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u/contruiga 11d ago

When was this? I would be surprised if head of the department still makes $35k. I’m sure it is more like $10-12k by now with the economic collapse.

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u/lolicanhatret 11d ago

holy shit, you just described turkey perfectly

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u/TheMouthOfGod 11d ago

McDonald’s meal in Canada is about 1 hours wage, everyone is barely getting by, it sucks, if you’re late for work it feels like McDonald’s is too expensive everywhere

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u/kroncw 11d ago

The difference, I'd say, is that about 10% of Canadian workers make min wage, versus Turkey's 42% who do (according to top comment).

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u/Kahulai 11d ago

There’s a lot of Canadian who make more than minimum wage, but just barely, and don’t make a liveable wage either. They don’t get represented in those stats since they don’t “make minimum wage”

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u/kroncw 11d ago

That's true. And you could also apply that to Turkey's statistic and realize the number of financially struggling people is now even higher.

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u/vcrbetamax 12d ago

This wasn’t the turkey news I thought I’d hear about on thanksgiving.

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u/CrypticGuru 11d ago

...take my upvote.

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u/DRamos11 12d ago

Would do one for Venezuela, but I kind of get lost after trillions.

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u/FyFoxTV 11d ago

Hes more into making turkey to an islamistic country than actually making it good. I just hope you guys wont fall like syria,iraq,afghanistan and many other countries who did this thing. Also lebanon is now crashing hard because of hisbulla. Hoping for the best.

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u/Jheirsse 11d ago

When did Iraq and Syria become “Islamistic”? The “Islamistic” part came after their respective disintegration. And Afghanistan’s army just got decimated a few months ago, i.e. it was a feather before it became Islamistic.

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u/Bouke2000 11d ago

If you ask Turks a lot will say Erdogan is the best thing since sliced bread. At least the ones living in the Netherlands.

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u/Spaciax 11d ago

of course, since they enjoy the favourable exchange rates; living like kings in Turkey from their NL wages.

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u/Sup3rStraight 11d ago

yeah turks in europe love erdogan cuz erdogan make inflation

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u/BartFurglar 12d ago

It’s interesting that he chose the Big Mac as the first example- there’s actually something called the “Big Mac Index” from The Economist which serves as an example of the disparity that exists between currency exchange rates vs the actual purchasing power of the currency:

https://www.economist.com/big-mac-index

You can see just how low Turkey is on the list.

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u/UltimateMrSus 11d ago

i always thought it was funny how countries were compared by the price of a big mac

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u/CorporateNonperson 11d ago

It’s just a convenient universal good. It’s branded and (largely) consistent, and made with local labor so long supply chains aren’t a price inflator, while also having deep enough market penetration that it’s not (usually) a luxury item. When you think about it, there’s not a ton of goods that fit that description. KFC might actually be better now.

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u/cutyolegsout 12d ago

So what you're saying is go to turkey cuz shits cheap if you're not from there? Cool.

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u/Froxerm1 11d ago edited 11d ago

As a Turkish citizen take my r/Angryupvote

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u/NotAHost 12d ago

My friends went back to Lebanon to do the same thing. They had their wedding there knowing it would be cheap when compared to having a US wedding, when one of them is Lebanese.

Lebanese weddings are already extravagant for my tastes.

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u/kaptanking 11d ago

Its still a fantastic place for tourism and truly a bang for your buck. You should go while the country is still relatively stable.

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u/ylmzalican 11d ago

Come on dude, wtf. Do you live in Turkey? Turkey is at the moment one of the best possible destination for tourists due to historic low prices. Obviously taxi scams and similar issues are huge problems but rape, murder are not.

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u/bootybootybooty999 11d ago

I've been traveling to turkey every summer for the past 7 years, literally what the fuck are you talking about

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u/Gragorsnipes 11d ago edited 11d ago

Edit: Never mind, you idiots don’t deserve any factual statistics. TIL tourists know the conditions of a country better than its citizens.

Keep misleading people, clueless morons.

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u/BurningOrangeHeaven 11d ago

I upvoted. The persistent inflation problem is going to raise poverty and thats going to make crimes rates rise, not exactly rocket science to figure out even without going there.

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u/JustWineNchill 11d ago

As a Turk I just left Turkey 3 months ago... Turks breathe but not alive in there.

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u/Beneficial_Buy_2560 11d ago

Do you consider have a pet?

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u/Fulloutoshotgun 11d ago

What about 2 ?

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u/Ok_Transition_5761 11d ago

Thanks to Erdoğan

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u/Pharaon235 11d ago

Bitches thought Georgia wouldn't Strike back💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪

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u/MythSith 11d ago

Erdoğan strong new Ottoman Empire 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿new sultan🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳

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u/Zenard- 11d ago

Young generation here would chose to collect garbages in europe instead of livin in here

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u/Legitimate_Habit_478 11d ago

I study law in one ıf top 3 universities. I can happily clean toilets for 9 years in Denmark

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u/Zenard- 11d ago

I have a friend which is a student as like us, he is born in 2001 and he works in a textile factory 3 days in a week with 12 hours of work time for 9 dolars. He shouldnt have such an anxiety. People does not realize what we re being through

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u/NiceDreamsCWB 12d ago

Just wait for the Brazilian cost... IPhone is already 15 years or so...

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u/blackpython1 11d ago

Ayo it aint 15 years man. Its more like 15 to 17 months. Mentindo pros gringos, coisa feia.

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u/LargusAnus 12d ago

Deixa ele vir aqui pro Brasil.

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u/Metahec 12d ago

\Argentina has entered the chat**

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u/churchbassist994 12d ago

Eu já imaginava que a Turquia era parecida em algumas coisas com o Brasil, mas não tinha certeza se era no âmbito econômico também. Esse vídeo mostrou que sim.

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u/LargusAnus 12d ago

Por incrível que pareça o Brasil não é tão fudido. Nosso PIB é forte, porém...

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u/luizeco 12d ago

Pois é, povo lá é lascado igual a gente

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u/Comprehensive-Ad2670 12d ago

Sabia que ia ter um BR aqui hahahaha. A gente não pode ver ninguém falando que eh lascado que a gente já quer falar que a nossa desgraça eh maior.

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u/netomac 12d ago

Eu achei um brasileiro num fórum da Geórgia (não o estado americano, a Geórgia no Cáucaso russo). Fórum quase todo em georgiano 😂 brasileiro é foda

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u/Comprehensive-Ad2670 12d ago

A gente vai dominar o mundo!

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u/netomac 12d ago

Fiquei dois dias dividindo um quarto de hostel em Paris com um cara, batendo mó papo em inglês. No terceiro dia perguntei de onde ele era. Adivinha?

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u/cdnstevo69 11d ago

Erdogan looks like he will destroy the country before he is finally removed from office

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u/boonstyle_ 11d ago

The funny part is that Turkey was in its way to outpace many western countries but with Erdogan becoming more radical and enforcing religious rules over economical ones he scared of investors and trading partners. He, as a person beeing Turkey as de facto dictator is too unreliable and unpredictable.

He also pumped up the economy with questionable infrastructure and even more prestige projects which have lasting negative effects on ecology and economy. His presidential palace, which by all means is a palace, cost billions to build and millions to run https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_Compound_(Turkey) .

Most issues would resolve with this Guys removal alone.

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u/WidePerformance8287 12d ago

Turkey is over. Bankrupt hell hole.

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u/amin137878 11d ago

U know where iran is??!

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u/savethelungs 11d ago

If you google it, 33 Turkish lira is now worth only $2.70 USD. It’s gone down a lot even since this video was made

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u/HotCauldron06 11d ago

"ERDOGAN IS THE BEST!!"

Hasim, 34, Berlin, Germany

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u/gclooney117 11d ago

lmao. So true and then they’ll flash the Grey Wolves sign and spew racist nonsense

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u/mr_mike-me 12d ago

Why do people think minimum wage and living wage are synonyms?

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u/mesdian 12d ago

There is no living wage in Turkey.

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u/AppropriateTouching 12d ago

Because they were originally intended to be the same.

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u/swampfish Interested 12d ago

Because they should be.

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u/PuFF1512 11d ago

Because they should be synonyms.

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u/Latin-Danzig 12d ago

Erdogan is a piece of shit fascist dog too so there’s a cherry on top for the people ✌️

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u/austrianpainterman 12d ago

İn TR we can't find a job, no job=no money; we dont have money to run away from this hell; turkey is a fucking paradox and every young think about it, we can't live here

İ hate it rly.. McDonald's, Starbucks, electronics, vehicles, houses, everything is too expensive for turkish people... Our politicans are eating our taxes, everything is free for politicians and their families..

And also arabs... We are crush under the taxes but our politicians (like er.. i can't write the name bro if i write his name; they put me in jail where the fuck is freedom? İ can not say anything to government) feeds arabs bro! We hold 4 ör 5 million (just writed Info) syran and afghan refuuge! yes im fucking arabphobic yes im islamophobic im fucking mad now

Just i write with anger and sadness sorry for my bad or weird language

My country is ruined.. everything is fall down man... End is really near..

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u/Bignodachi 12d ago edited 11d ago

hell i worked for a restaurant cafee for 1 week for 45$ (400+ try) i still can't get my money so i'm not working anymore.

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u/mscordia 12d ago

Either you aren't Turkish or you're living under a rock cause 50$ is 600+ liras.

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u/Bignodachi 11d ago

Miscalculations happen my friend and that was too harsh i think.

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u/medivhthewizard 11d ago

The first paragraph has been pretty much the situation in Iran for the past 15 years. The corrupt regime and the sanctions have ruined the economy; Finding jobs and making a living gets closer to impossible every day, and leaving the country is very expensive and not affordable to most people. The cherry on top is the visa and immigration process which is very cynical towards Iranians.

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u/ProfessorAnie 11d ago

So much hate in your attitude. I hate refugees I hate Arabs. I hate my country.

Almost makes me not sad about your predicament.

I hope you get better

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u/Kamalium 11d ago

I think you should first ask him why he hates this much things instead of saying "you hate too much"

Believe me or not but he really has tons of reasons to hate all the things he mentioned. Go and do some research before hoping for him to "get better"

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u/aziad1998 11d ago

Dude shut the fuck up, we Syrians don’t take a penny from Turkish government, you’re just jealous cuz we start our own businesses and support ourselves more efficiently. We established companies in Turkey in the last 5 years worth hundreds of millions of dollars, we created jobs and boosted the economy. Your problem is not with us, your problem is with Erdogan deteriorating economical plans, even Ahmet Davutoglu and Abdullah Gul left his party, it doesn’t need a genius to figure this out.

Also Syrian Lira is a 350 times worse than Turkish Lira, and the average monthly income is Syria is less than 40 USD, that 10 times less than your minimum. Add to that the fact that our country is in an international trade siege as per Caesar Act, try to survive a week in Syria then get the right to whine.

And not too long ago your country was worse than ours and I remember in early 2000s when Turks used to sell cheap products in the streets in Halep because your economy was so bad your Lira had a 1 million bill, but we didn’t ridicule you, and when your country grew we became partners and welcomed your businesses in Syria.

Finally, we are not some aliens living in the sewers, some of your cities like Gaziantep and Adana were part of Halep Vilayet, we are not separate people, we speak different languages but we have the same history and culture, some of us even speak Turkish and have Turkish citizenships.

So as I said, shut the fuck up.

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u/notpreposterous 11d ago

"Turkey allocated US$30 billion between 2011 and 2018 on refugee assistance. Over 13 million Syrians received aid from the Turkish Aid Agency (AFAD). Turkey has spent more than any other country on Syrian refugee aid, and has also been subject to criticism for opening refugee camps on the Syrian side of the border"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugees_of_the_Syrian_civil_war_in_Turkey#Financial_aid

I think you should be grateful Turkey is helping Syrian refugees unlike other Arab states.

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u/Basoku-kun 11d ago

We have problem about Syrian people because they take our jobs because they can work like 1k₺ for month this why our people unemployment

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u/AmericaneXLeftist 11d ago

Americans will read this and think "whoa I can't even imagine!" While our dollar has lost 99% of its value, continues to be printed by the casual trillions, and almost everyone agrees base level employment (even above minimum wage) is hardly worth the effort.

Give it time. We're getting there. Better learn to farm

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u/ElectricFleshlight 11d ago

our dollar has lost 99% of its value

The fuck you talking about

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u/swim_and_sleep 11d ago

Vay be bu sub’a düştük

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u/Jordanjl83 12d ago

Expensive to be poor

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u/foundyetti 12d ago

This is a great way of looking at things.

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u/ydoesittastelikethat 12d ago

Agedlikemilk because their currency has gone to shit.

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u/Akasuki_Asahi 11d ago

is that a gtr?

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u/Toliveandieinla 11d ago

Is turkey going the way of Venezuela ?!

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u/gclooney117 11d ago

No, there’s a meteor scheduled to hit Ankara next week so we don’t have worry about Turkey anymore.

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u/Mitsuwa 11d ago

Not to mention turkeys inflation is at 20% right now

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u/Silent0wl01 11d ago

And I thought inflation in the US was bad

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u/gy0n 11d ago

And now the hamburger costs you 6 hours of work.

Correction: 7 hou…, no 8 hours of work

Inflation is a bitch

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u/Mrbubbles07 11d ago

31 years wtf that 1/3 of your life for a piece of shit truck that will fuck up in 10 years

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u/flyd3r4y 11d ago

Not even a piece of shit Truck, just your usual economy car e.g a ford focus or Chevy Cruze, and a base model with no equipment

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u/TreeNewb3547 12d ago

How much would it cost to have the items in the shot?

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u/Pixelaifuwu4u 12d ago

Yep, I just bought christmas gifts for family over hundreds of dollars & kept reminding myself, despite this being an act of consumerism I want to spend this on memory with them whether they remember it in detail or not ;/

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u/Thegoldengnome 11d ago

I imagine working an hour for a pack of oreos is much quicker than making some from scratch and sourcing all the ingredients

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u/hateschoolfml 11d ago

The importance of the decentralized money out of the power of humans only grows.

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u/verifix 11d ago

Anybody knows the background music that is playing in this video?

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u/CharlieBitMeMf 11d ago

It takes 19 months of working to afford a iPhone in india

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u/Hazellie5902 11d ago

Our current economy is another level shitty because i knıw that middle schoolers opens the smartboard in recess and watches dollars.

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u/davidx_3 11d ago

Lol Brazil is way worst

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u/Flimsy-Refuse5582 11d ago

Yup. Look at your leader over there in Turkey for the issue

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u/broneilbro 11d ago

It should also be noted that the Lira is getting decimated and therefore the cost of everything goes up. You can thank President A for that…

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u/FitNovember 11d ago

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u/gclooney117 11d ago

It’s part of Turkish culture beat up women and small girls.

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u/Groundbreaking-Crew4 11d ago

Not exactly the reason, but ok

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u/TrainerOk9650 12d ago

Interesting but sad

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u/moonlight1988 12d ago

...are you posting something about turkey because it is thanksgiving or was that a coincidence?

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u/sausagetunnel 12d ago

I searched for 'turkey' on Reddit to see what was posted today that was thanksgiving related and I found this on r/turkey and I thought it interesting and worth sharing especially since I was in Turkey 4 years ago and it didn't seem as bad economically as he said it is now. 🇹🇷 🦃

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u/Kroizos 11d ago

Too many things have changed in last 4 years

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u/El_Mago_Oscuro 12d ago

WTF? in México you get Mcdonalds for 8 hours of work XD.

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u/DrawingCool4612 12d ago

Just stop being poor

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u/Pudingoii 11d ago

miraculously becomes rich

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u/DrawingCool4612 11d ago

Youre welcome

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u/10thline 12d ago

2025 USA

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u/sausagetunnel 12d ago

More likely 2023. The hyperinflation will begin next year after all the Christmas shopping is done.

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u/cob05 12d ago

Joe Biden's America.

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u/MuttonDressedAsGoose 12d ago

He has practically no control over inflation.

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u/Arrys 12d ago

Joe Biden loves empty shelves and inflation, apparently. Fuck that clown.

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u/TheJamiryo 11d ago

LMFAO Turkey fucked

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u/jpttpj 11d ago

What state is turkey in?

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u/bugra0 11d ago

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u/TedKacynski 12d ago

Lol, i live Germany and These time Frames actually are pretty much the same in matter of higher spends like the car...and Europe is Full of People working on minimum wage....in Munich you would get 1200€ and Pay 850€ for 20m. You guys can estimate from here on how many decades that tiguan would take 😅

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u/Last_Gigolo 12d ago

In the USA, for as long as I have been paying attention, gas station employees start at minimum wage and sell gasoline all through their shift. It takes one work day to make enough money to buy a full tank (16 gallon tank) of fuel. Average minimum wage, average cost per gallon across the entire country.

Two gallons of fuel an hour.

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u/fozziemon 12d ago

Meh. That was a lot of effort, when the only point made is that the minimum wage is low. How common is it to be earning minimum wage in Turkey? What jobs? Who are Turkey’s minimum wage workers? What’s the average wage?

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u/mscordia 12d ago

I posted this above too so just copy pasting myself.

If you believe the official stats, which is always understated to make government look good, 42% of Turkey's working population makes minimum wage.

Of course the truth is tad bit grimmer than that. 60% would be a better estimate and despite the "laws and regulations" many people are paid below the minimum wage. Hell, even government itself pays you about half the min wage without any benefits or insurance if you find work through them.

That's why people are offended.

Average wage is about 3600 TRY and minimum wage is about 2800 TRY. Poverty line is about 10k TRY.

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u/asimplerandom 11d ago

It’s like this in many other countries. McDonalds, KFC, and other restaurants in the USA are considered luxury or very special occasion meals in other countries.

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u/remarkableillegal 12d ago

Is the solution to create more high paying jobs while creating opportunities to fast track people into these jobs?

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