5 countries where salaries are soaring

Forget the lackluster US economy. Here's where good times are rolling.

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Dec 11, 2013 7:42PM
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Okay, folks, let's just pack up and head for one of these countries!!!  OMG, where do these jokers come up with this stuff.  I can't think of any one of these countries as a place I would like to live.  Where's the rest of the story?  Like cost of living?  How about risk to life and limb?  What exactly are these amazing wages?  I noticed that in at least one of the cases mentioned, the inflation rate is higher then the projected increase in wages.  What's the benefit of that?  If these writers aren't going to be more thorough in researching and presenting their thesis, they might as well save their time and ours!!!
Dec 11, 2013 8:42PM
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Right, all of our jobs have left the country and gone to these countries with growing salaries.

It is so disgusting how they lie to the American people....

Dec 11, 2013 11:38PM
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Worthless article.  A few dollars increase in these countries equate to huge gains since they pay so little to begin with.  
Dec 12, 2013 12:40PM
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8%  of peanuts is still peanuts !!

Dec 11, 2013 7:38PM
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well lets continue buying all the foreign cars.  lets continue throwing piles of money at foreign aid . and lets continue to have our troops across seas. and lets continue to have more and more imported consumer products for us to buy so we can assure are failure as a nation . (sarcasim)

Dec 12, 2013 10:09AM
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Haha.  The average wage in Ukraine is $100 per month so their wages will increase to what? $106.10 per month?  Unreal. 
Dec 12, 2013 2:28PM
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OK, - I would not want to live in any of those countries, but it does point out a problem in this country.


Our salaries are stagnant while others are rising, - not good.


the exception of course are for the top 5 percent of us who are raking it in at the expense of everyone else,  We are becoming a nation of Walmart workers since so many of our good paying jobs have been shipped out of this country.

Dec 12, 2013 6:29AM
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This 'Report' reminds me of when I was in 1st Grade! How naïve it is to think you can live on 1,900 bucks per year. I was born in Guatemala. People down there make a 'whopping' $5,000 a-year! but a cup of coffee costs as much as in New York!
Dec 12, 2013 1:35PM
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  Argentina has hyperinflation, Bangladesh, India and the rest in that region  will remain poor even if wages were doubled every year. Maybe your next  editorial should be on the great opportunities that await  us all in Afghanistan.
Dec 18, 2013 7:17AM
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"Forget the lackluster US economy. Here's where good times are rolling.

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How about we RESTORE the American Economy, forget Wall Street and corporation inheritors and their PAC parties and get the good times rolling here again.


Sauter and Hess... two overpaid losers (your article isn't worth two cents) and 24/7 Wall Street refers to Cocaine availability to anyplace where REAL Americans work, just ANTI-Americans.


Dec 18, 2013 4:48AM
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Don't know where they get their info, but Ukraine income levels are not rolling as they put it.  Most live on as little as 130 dollars a month.  Some higher paid around 300 to 400 dollars per month.  The rich get richer and the middle class and poor get poorer as everywhere.  I live here and see this first hand so don't believe the crap the news spouts.
Dec 12, 2013 2:38AM
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None of the countries listed are places I would want to live and only one that I would even think about visiting.
Dec 11, 2013 11:11PM
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The only country I see doing much is China.    Having an inflation rate higher than wage increase is not growth.
Dec 18, 2013 8:21AM
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and yet another socialist propaganda piece from your new world order specialists at MSN / NBC.

.6% inflation is not a good thing.  The reason why they project labor rates to rise in these countries is because they are being flooded with production sent from us, to China, and now being kicked out from China to even poorer nations in order to help stabilize the economy in China.  Long story. 

Love the line about them all raising their minimum wage rates as the reason.  Ok, so the rates went from a dollar an hour to a dollar thirty an hour.  Terrific.  So, say you were part of the socialist progressive movement here in the good old u.s..... and we raised our minimum to $15 off the current $7.50 or whatever.  Wage rates go up.... but the welder is still making the same, the accountant still earns the same.... only difference is, now there will be a bit of inflation to account for the minimum increase, and a drop in the economy... so more people will be out of work, and having less purchasing and savings power.  Add to that, these socialist bottom economies are having to support all the unemployed people who are not tossed into the average wage rate computation...and.... one more thing.... the more a socialist country bumps its wages... the currency deflates and the more they have to tax the workers.  And the laundry list of things that make this little propaganda piece just stupid goes on and on..  Just remember.... China is exporting jobs to say ... Vietnam now in droves so they can capture a $1500 a year labor income base versus China's $8000 a year.  Next year a Vietnamese 16 hour a day, six days a week laborer will be earning say a 5% increase, or a bump to $1575 a year.  Think about what is going on....

Dec 18, 2013 10:04AM
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I don't know what crystal ball you are looking, but my pay is going to drop 30% next year thanks to Obama Care. You need to take that into account when you make blind speculations that overall incomes will rise 1.5%. There are a lot of medical professionals that are not rich like specialist MD's. My patients matter, but now I will have to see 1/3 more patients to keep my business afloat(Less time for the current patients). Where was the consideration for those of us that employ people as a small business, that so happens to be in the medical field? My employees cost of living is going up. My costs to keep my office open are going up. My income is going to drastically drop with the sequester(2%) and the final nail in my coffin, Obama Care(30%). So, to you I say, get your facts straight. Don't just spout off numbers the Whitehouse gives you. Check the facts. Always check the facts!!!!
Dec 18, 2013 8:17AM
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Your media cons you into voting for a corrupt government that steals all your money then prints stories about how your not doing very well and then acts like they didn't have anything to do with it....cancel your subscriptions and boycott their advertisers.
Dec 18, 2013 5:58AM
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It doesn't matter what your opinions about other countries quality of lifestlyle are....it's about rising paychecks...Hey, I'm an american living in mainland China...Why? because I have a decent job here, and don't have to worry about getting fired in that cutthroat American society...Do I like it here?  Not particularly, but the people are great and I am appreciated...from (8) years ago when I arrived here my salary has gone up 800%...not much by american standards, but not bad, not bad, especially when considering the cost of living here is about 25% of what it is in that wonderful USA....so it's all relevant.
Dec 11, 2013 8:58PM
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I sure hope all of the folks in these countries are making a "living wage," otherwise we'll have to send the Occupy Crowd to protest.
Dec 12, 2013 12:58AM
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Per capita is not the only number. I had 6 in my family at home. My per capita was low. Though I made more than the average family. In a low cost of living state. Now my per capita income has tripled. Of course I have only two in my house now. So per capita is not everything
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1,900 to 9k .......... oh, yeah "WE BE SOARING" ................ LOL!
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