Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:43 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 am
:stir:
John Bingham wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:00 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:47 am


400USD a month is hardly slumming it.

Thats quadruple the salary of a khmer....
Sure, every Khmer makes $100 a month. :roll: :-o
More do than dont, some less even.
We understand you have never lived or worked here and don't know anyone here, but there's no need to make up stuff. Many make far more than that, but you'll never meet them as they don't bum around in doss-house hostels. :?
Rich khmers live off the back of the hard working poor khmers.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Kammekor » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:31 pm

Hotdigr wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 pm

iirc isnt the minimum wage only applicable to the factory workers, and doesnt count for everyone in other fields of work
Correct I believe.
While this raise is only applicable to factory workers it will effect wages in all sectors all across the country. If 800.000 people in a country with about 16.000.000 people earn a certain minimal wage that effects other sectors and the way other people look at their work and their wages.
The 100$ per months wages BITM sees in the remote areas are history. Cambodia is an extremely inefficient country, making stuff relatively expensive. A lot is more expensive than in neighboring countries. That calls for high(er) wages. Cambodia is in bad spiral of rising prices and rising wages without rising productivity.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Barang chgout » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:38 pm

No one I know of is making less than $150 for farmwork.


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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:46 pm

The staff in kampong cham at my guesthouse made 100$ a month that was about four months ago.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Duncan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Hotdigr wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 pm

iirc isnt the minimum wage only applicable to the factory workers, and doesnt count for everyone in other fields of work
Correct I believe.
While this raise is only applicable to factory workers it will effect wages in all sectors all across the country. If 800.000 people in a country with about 16.000.000 people earn a certain minimal wage that effects other sectors and the way other people look at their work and their wages.
The 100$ per months wages BITM sees in the remote areas are history. Cambodia is an extremely inefficient country, making stuff relatively expensive. A lot is more expensive than in neighboring countries. That calls for high(er) wages. Cambodia is in bad spiral of rising prices and rising wages without rising productivity.

To add to the problem is the fact that Cambodia has no control of it's dollar currency, which is what everything is valued in at the import and export destinations and the salaries paid. Just because the USA has a booming economy and a strong dollar does not mean the Cambodian economy will follow.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Moe » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:46 pm
The staff in kampong cham at my guesthouse made 100$ a month that was about four months ago.
And you're extrapolating that to support your argument that more Khmer earn less than $100 a month than those who make more than that amount?

I'm going to kindly suggest that you exceeded your daily average expenditure allowance in booze if you think you've actually made a case for that assertion.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:39 pm

Cambodians are not in the lucky fortunate position BITM is in.

If they were in Aussie they would not be writing posts of moaning but of Joy.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:43 pm

Moe wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:46 pm
The staff in kampong cham at my guesthouse made 100$ a month that was about four months ago.
And you're extrapolating that to support your argument that more Khmer earn less than $100 a month than those who make more than that amount?

I'm going to kindly suggest that you exceeded your daily average expenditure allowance in booze if you think you've actually made a case for that assertion.
Whats the GDP for Cambodia.

Around the 1400$ mark i would say.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:52 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Hotdigr wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 pm

iirc isnt the minimum wage only applicable to the factory workers, and doesnt count for everyone in other fields of work
Correct I believe.
While this raise is only applicable to factory workers it will effect wages in all sectors all across the country. If 800.000 people in a country with about 16.000.000 people earn a certain minimal wage that effects other sectors and the way other people look at their work and their wages.
The 100$ per months wages BITM sees in the remote areas are history. Cambodia is an extremely inefficient country, making stuff relatively expensive. A lot is more expensive than in neighboring countries. That calls for high(er) wages. Cambodia is in bad spiral of rising prices and rising wages without rising productivity.
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Re: Living in South East Asia on $400 USD a month?

Post by John Bingham » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:59 pm

Beerinthemorning wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:43 pm

Rich khmers live off the back of the hard working poor khmers.
I'm not even talking about anyone rich. People who earn quadruple your "$100 a month" or even a bit more. Honest working people with skills. Who the hell do you think are you are anyway, Karl fucking Marx? :o %)
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