How many iMacs you can buy for average salary?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by brachson, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. brachson macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering how many iMacs average IT employee can buy in your country for average yearly salary? People compains about prices but they forget about comparing it to the salary - lets see who has the cheapest ones.

    Average IT employee = 25-30 years, Master's Degree

    Lets assume we are comparing standard 27'' i5 (1999$) - this is price from US Apple Store - as the baseline.

    Poland:
    Average Net Salary ~ 14000$
    iMac ~ 2900$
    Can buy 4.8 iMacs
     
  2. Raptura macrumors 6502

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    Say what?! :confused:

    Why would you compare salary to how many iMac's a person can purchase?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The average IT employee does not have a Masters degree. Even if you take out all the barely qualified staff in front-line desktop support and the like the average employee will have a Bachelors degree.
     
  4. renewed macrumors 68040

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    1.9@ x 1.8 binumeral secondeds.

    That's not bad for an IT celery.
     
  5. brachson thread starter macrumors member

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    why not to ignore topic if you have nothing smart to say?
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    In all seriousness this is not a new or novel approach. It's basically the Economist's Big Mac Index restated using a different commodity.
     
  7. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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  8. kresh macrumors 6502a

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    In the US the average IT professional can purchase 49.7 iMacs on credit, file for bankruptcy and then sell them on eBay for half price. It's just the way we roll.
     
  9. John T macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely!
     
  10. Phil A. Moderator

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    I think I understand what the OP is trying to do (e.g. people in the UK are constantly complaining about higher prices on Apple gear but don't take into account cost of living and salary differences), but I'm not sure how you'd define an average IT salary: There are so many different jobs with huge salary differences that a median would be pointless.

    Having said that, here are some figures for the UK using a highish end IT position:

    Average Solutions Architect Salary: £55,000 (take home: £38,761)
    Cost of i5 27" iMac: £1649

    Number of iMacs: 23.5
     

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