Burgernomics


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Whilst going through my image archive. I found an old image of the Burger Index. I'ts a man on the steet global currency indicator. An easy way to understand how much your money should be worth in another coutry.

"Burgernomics is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity, the notion that a dollar should buy the same amount in all countries. Thus in the long run, the exchange rate between two countries should move towards the rate that equalises the prices of an identical basket of goods and services in each country. Our "basket" is a McDonald's Big Mac, which is produced in about 120 countries. The Big Mac PPP is the exchange rate that would mean hamburgers cost the same in America as abroad. Comparing actual exchange rates with PPPs indicates whether a currency is under- or overvalued."

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