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What Mexican Carrier employees can get with wage

Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 15:54:05-05

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Carrier employees in Mexico will make an average of $3 per hour, $6 per hour if you combine salary and benefits. 

So what can one get for $3 in Monterrey? Not much as RTV6's Rafael Sanchez found out while shopping at a corner store across the street from some Carrier plants on the west side of Monterrey. 

He went to the store with 50 pesos, the equivalent of about $3, which is what Carrier workers will make in Monterrey without benefits. 

With that money, he was able to buy milk for 27 pesos. He could not buy a loaf of bread without going over the 50 pesos. 

So, if workers in Monterrey want to buy bread, a Pepsi, milk and eggs, they would have to work at least two hours, and that's if they make $6 per hour with benefits. 

According toNumbeo, a website that calculates cost of living in various cities, the cost of living in Monterrey is 63.66 percent lower than in New York.

The website estimates that monthly expenses for a single person are around $430 without rent. The average cost of monthly expenses for a family of four is around $1,500 without rent. 

The site says you would need around $1,798 in Monterrey to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,800 in Indianapolis, if you were to rent in both cities.

Rent prices in Monterrey are 57.55 percent lower than in Indianapolis, according to Numbeo.

To see what housing looks like in Monterrey, click here.


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