Why is Russia more iPhones than America

Go to metro you will see the iPhone in the hands of a little less than all the passengers. So, they are willing to pay for it the price that Apple asks. And in Europe, for example, where the price of the iPhone is also higher than in the US, and is quite similar to ours, you won’t see it in the hands of everyone.


Why is Russia more iPhones than America

Theorists of the free market teach us that the price of a product determines the balance of supply and demand. If the buyer is willing to pay for the product for as long as he pays something, then the product is so worth it. Regardless of how much was spent on its production.

For example, the well-known paradox: the level of wages in Russia are lower than in the U.S., but the same iPhone Apple sells in Russia are much more expensive than in the US. And go in the Moscow metro you will see the iPhone in the hands of a little less than all the passengers. So, they are willing to pay for it the price that Apple asks. And in Europe, for example, where the price of the iPhone is also higher than in the US, and is quite similar to ours, you won’t see it in the hands of everyone. That is, Europeans are not as willing to pay for it, like even if we earn more.


But human labour is also a product, and it’s interesting to think that they are ready to pay Americans, Europeans and Russians. And here is civilizational difference is much more pronounced than in the case of the iPhone.

So, the highest salaries in the United States doctors. An anesthesiologist earns 258 thousand dollars a year. Followed by surgeons, obstetricians, orthodontists, psychiatrists, other doctors. And only on 10th place with a measly 185 thousand dollars a year crammed top managers of companies.

In Europe, too, most appreciate health. In Germany most physicians earn the level of a Department chair — 109 thousand euros per year. But in the second place, however, by a gigantic margin — the Manager on work with clients. 78 thousand euros per year. Next are the engineers and financiers.


And what in Russia? According to Rosstat, the people pumping out of the land gas and oil — not the most expensive specialists in the country. They are second with an average salary of 62 thousand rubles a month. In third place, and you will never believe scientists. 53 thousand rubles. This is followed by energy and people involved in water transport. Here you often use the services of water transport? As specialists in this area earn an average of 48 thousand rubles per month.

And who in the first place? Of course, you already knew that it’s unlikely doctors. Doctors in the list of most vysokoplachivaemyh specialists in Russia at all. Because the Russian do not care health. They don’t live for this. Russian live for the sake of pride. Pride of power and victory. Stand up. The most highly paid professionals in our country, the attention of the astronauts. And, with them, the pilots. 74 thousand rubles per month.

These are the cold numbers from Rosstat, and personally I don’t have to these figures the slightest of issues. What are the questions to the figures, so well describing the great Russian dream to fly away from this planet where we are unfair.

And when will fly — then health will do.

Maxim Kononenko

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