Here's how many hours you have to work to get an iPhone around the world

Here's how many hours you have to work to get an iPhone around the world
Today's iPhone 6s release, just as the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s before it, starts off at 650 USD for the basic 16 GB version, and only goes up from there for more storage, or in countries other than the US. Well, there are a lot of places where that sum is a lot of money, and this becomes abundantly clear from the infographic below. It denotes the iPhone 6 in the title, but Statista, the chart-makers, are in fact posting it about the iPhone 6s starting price.

It looks like Kiev citizens drew the short stick, with no less than 627 hours of work needed on an average salary to get Apple's finest - if you work eight hours a day, that's more than two months needed to save for an iPhone. For all the economic growth miracles of China, the average citizen of Beijing will still have to work 217 hours for an iPhone, while in famed cities like New York, London, Paris or Berlin, you only need a few days of work to get the precious. The best city for quick iPhone cash-for-work turns out to be Zurich, with only two days and a half of your skilled labor in exchange for the newest iPhone from Apple.

Infographic: The Working Time Required To Buy An iPhone 6 | Statista
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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Living in Poland and seeing numbers for Germany make me wanna pack right now and gtf out of this stupid country :d

2. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

+1 Still in Poland you need to study. After good studies with good work you can get even 2-3 iPhones per month. That is my goal.

4. Artisto

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

GL with that! After PiS is elected I'm afraid there won't to be too much money left after they destroy the market and the entire country in general ... But hey! Good engineer is always wanted in Germany, so as long as you study technical fields - you're fine ;]

13. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I am already IT engineer and now I am starting to do master degree :-) In my opinion current government is much worse. They rule for themselves and European Union mainly Germany. PiS will at least rule for themselves and Poland.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I guess IT school was good decision :d Korwin FTW

6. Artisto

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Z dwojga złego lepiej PiS! Anyway, let's not get political, it's a site about phones after all. And IT school was a perfect decision. But school doesn't matter as much as your skills and knowledge followed by different certificates and internships.

9. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Lmao, you're so naive. 3 iphones is about 9k in Poland. GL, making 9K monthly with 0 experience. Senior enginer at Samsung earns about 7K with VAT, but the life in Warsaw is expensive as hell. In smaller cities you'll earn maybe 60% of the amount. GL at attain your unattainable dreams.

10. Artisto

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

No one said you are going to earn 9k from the start. But it's possible, and earning even more is possible as well. Living in Warsaw isn't really that expensive, as long as you don't rent a full-blown apartment in city centre or somewhere pricier than that, you can have a modern and fully-furnished studio for less than 2k per month including all the payment like electricity, water etc. Besides - working at Samsung R&D isn't the best option, the job - as far as I know - is demanding as hell, and apparently the salary isn't appropriate for the work you do. There are far better options in Warsaw, especially for IT engineers.

16. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Better options such as?

25. .1984

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Depends for whom. IT specialists from certain fields are highly required, not just IT fellas from computers and stuff. praca.pl pracuj.pl goldenline.pl linkedin.com gowork.pl monsterpolska.pl Once I dug through those sites I got why it's still possible to stumble upon ppl healthily sceptic about all that "no work here" talk. I won't try to talk you into staying, though. The more unemployed/unsatisfied leave, the more offers I'll have to choose from.

3. RDF2.3

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 25, 2015

ok, go away. Maybe you're stupid? I also live in Poland and my money are the same as in Berlin.

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Go buy a Syrian pasport. You'll get 1500 eur for sittingon your ass from benefits.

11. lallolu

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Not funny. You think they are happy about their situation.

14. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Do you think that poor polish families are happy about their situation? Goverment give a sh*t about them, because this is not what EU want. Also many polish people can't go back to country and where is help for them?

7. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think if someone want to get retired, then he must look at Keiv , if the iphone is that Hard to get for them, then I am sure their services cost very low and everything should be somehow cheaper.

12. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

24 hours in NYC? You would have to get paid $20/hour and no tax. Just to buy an used one. This is so inaccurate.

19. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not impossible in NYC even for the brand new 64GB 6s model off contract. It'll probably take me a around 30 hrs to save up after some outside expenses. It just depends on the profession of that person.

20. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It's based on median income. And a lot of good paying jobs are in New York, so that's why they have a higher median income.

15. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i live in singapore,and iphone is dirt cheap here don't know whats the fuss bout pricing

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6024; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've read that with 4K video and the new camera, larger OS, the 16GB model will be practically worthless as it'll run out of space in no time at all. I'm curious to see the hours of work needed for the 32GB model.

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

OS is actually smaller, IOS9 has a smaller footprint than 8.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6024; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Really? My bad.

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

Also, there is no 32GB model, Scott.

18. ihopnavajo

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

"Here's how many hours around the world you have to work to get an iPhone"

22. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

mine is like 3000 hs

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