Registered: Mar 2004
Originally posted by purple18
yes. i think in Sweden the life standard is incredibly high compared to here. i actually just read a report on that, how like 30% of people live in poverty or with really poor conditions (not being able to afford to eat meat, have a tv/car/washing machine, travel), while that's around 1-2 % in Sweden. of course, your prices are muuuuch higher regarding everything but you get higher salaries too. average salary in Hungary is apparently around 240 000 HUF which is approximately 790 EUR a month. as an example, when i finish uni, i'll earn around 300 EUR a month and that's considered a fairly good salary for someone starting their career with a good diploma. so yeah, most people work very hard and they never get to the "have a house, kids, a dog and a Volvo" part, which is considered to be average in Sweden. so we really caall different things "rich" but i'm sure you know this from your Bosnian family part. i don't mean to whine or anything because i have everything i could wish for, just making conversation.
No problem, I get that we're just having a convo and I like it.
Okay, well that is low. It is the same in Bosnia. But food, gas, rent etc is so much cheaper there than in Sweden so all in all in percent we get aalmost as much after we pay our bills, food and everything we need in our daily life (for example gas here is almost 2 euros / liter). Plus they have made the food prices much higher here over a 10 year period without raising our salaries to follow it. It might seem as swedish people are rich and live a wealthy life - they do if they're successful, working 24/7, basically. I'm definitely NOT complaining tho.
The average salary here is good, but we pay 33% in taxes, therefore the high standard. The problem here is that people who don't work get tax money for support for rent, food, etc, so that "everyone's equal" so that no one gets to live on the streets. Which is good of course, until people start abusing it. There are a looot of cheaters here.....
But I agree, the salary in Hungary is crazy low, and I think that the politicians in Bosnia are ***king idiots all of them. That's why my cousins are all over the world. People deserve a better life. I wish everyone had the chance to move if they'd like. Are you thinking about moving somewhere else?
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