thinglets: Purchasing power: An alternative Big Mac index

I suppose a couple of obvious (yet maybe sarcastic) questions come to mind.

  • Since the cost of labor in Nairobi is so much lower, wouldn't the cost of the Bigg Mac be cheaper as well? 
  • If a Big Mac cost 2.5 hour's worth of wages, would I even want one? 
  • I wonder if a McDonald's wage was calculated in the findings... I would think that if they only used McDonald's wages, they'd find that employees of their own stores would have to work inordinately long to even afford to eat there.