How to live on Minimal
• How to live on Minimal
In the US, workers fast food restaurants went on strike and demand that they raised the salary. However, the US - not the only country where the majority of the population lives on the verge of the subsistence minimum. Such people are everywhere, and that it is dedicated to this issue.
27-year-old Javier Alava on the street in New York. Alava works in the automotive shop and gets to the point of a living wage - $ 8 an hour. To work in the Long Island, he rides the subway, it takes him about an hour.
Javier Alava works in the automotive shop on Long Island.
Check Javier Alava for 50 hours in the store.
58-year-old Dai Yucheng - janitor - dinner at his home in Shanghai. Dai works for the company, which manages the Municipal Government of Shanghai. He earned 2, 28 dollars per hour. He usually works from 4 am until dinner six days a week. Dai and his wife rented a room of 3x4 meters in the slums near the place of work.
Dai Yucheng goes home after working hours.
Dai Yucheng sweeping the streets of the district in Shanghai Hongkou.
Here is the hourly wage Dai Yuchenga - 14 yuan, or 2, 28 dollars.
Suzanne Dimitri waiting for the train at the station 40 km to the north-east of Paris. 29-year-old Suzanne works as a teacher, artist's model, and sometimes taking part in the performances.
Suzanne Dimitri combing her hair in his apartment in Paris.
Suzanne posing artist.
Suzanne on the background of his hour wage.
60-year-old Jorge at his home on the outskirts of Mexico City. Deaf Jorge works as a bartender for 11 hours a day for over 30 years and earns $ 8 a day. Because of his salary he can not rent a house, so live with his wife's parents in the suburbs, where gets to work for two hours.
Jorge goes to work in the center of Mexico City.
Jorge at his workplace in a bar in Mexico City.
Jorge and his daily wage.
Hungarian social worker - a 44-year-old Gabriella Bundy and her 11-year-old daughter of river - in the kitchen in Debrecen, 240 km east of Budapest. Gabriella unemployed for three years, she takes a temporary job offered by the state in exchange for unemployment insurance. Her husband - a handyman. Together they earn about $ 1,200 a month, but they have five children and grandson - and live with them.
Gabriella Bundy buys vegetables.
Gabriella goes to cleaning the streets with his colleagues.
Gabriella cleans debris.
34-year-old Rufina Condori housemaid in La Paz. Condori works two jobs and earns about $ 170 a month.
Doing homework - one of its fields of activity.
Rufina Condori cleans a room in La Paz.
Rufina and her salary.
24-year-old Nelson Tavares draws a picture for his first exhibition in Lisbon. Tavares works in a publishing company, where he gets a living wage in Portugal - 485 euros per month. He studied at art school, and is now preparing for an exhibition of his own paintings. He lives with his parents.
Nelson Tavares is working on graffiti its namesake Nelson Mandela, which he painted during a holiday in Lisbon.
Nelson Tavares with your friends.
Nelson Tavares with your hour wages.
Claire Mason looks after children in the children's center. Mason earns a living wage for Australia, which officially is 15, 96 Australian dollars (14, 26 USD) per hour. Her responsibilities include: feed, play and participate in the educational activities of children who are brought to the center of the parents for the day. After paying rent for an apartment, buy food, pay for telephone and petrol, it is about $ 20 a week.
Claire Mason nappy girl.
Claire during the break.
Claire Mason holds 15, 96 Australian dollars - their hourly wages.
24-year-old Dimitrios Zarulas against the backdrop of the Athenian Acropolis. Zarulas studied at the Faculty of Journalism, but works as a waiter in a seafood restaurant in the suburbs of Athens, where he earns 4 euros per hour. Some time he was able to work as a journalist on the website and in the local newspaper. He lives in an apartment of 90 square meters. m. with his parents and 31-year-old sister, who lives with him in the same room. To and from work is getting on the train. After high school, he served in the Greek army 9 months.
Dimitrios Zarulas home.
In the room, which he shares with his older sister.
Dimitrios 2 coin 2 euros - their hourly wages.
48-year-old Suely PES Alecrim Futebol Clube crying, looking at the monthly bill from the bank. Suely lives in Brazil and cares for his 11-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy. She lives on the subsistence level of 288 dollars a month, which she paid for by a special government program because of the illness of her daughter.
Suely PES Alecrim Futebol Clube had just bathed his daughter.
Suely playing with her daughter.
Suely PES Alecrim Futebol Clube with her monthly allowance.