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ILO points at BBC in Estonia’s salary controversy

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Estonia behind Hong Kong and Israel? What's the problem with this. Hong Kong is one of the wealthies countries in the world and Israel is also much wealthier then Estonia.
Poland and Hungary have higher minimum wages and higher averages wages than Estonia, but consumer prices are lower, so logically their wages purchasing power is higher. Estonia may have a higher GDP/capita than Poland but Estonian companies pay lower wages and keep more money for themselves and their shareholders. Reply to the comment answer
~Mark [16.04.2012, 17:40]
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@Mark,
Hong Kong is not a country, Hong Kong is a part of China which called Special Administrative Region. Read more wiki please. Reply to the comment answer
~Tian [17.04.2012, 00:14]
As an economic unit it stands de facto on its own, as Hong Kong is fully entitled to pursue its own economic policy which is radically pro free-market. Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign relations and military defence.
It's GDP per capita (purchasing power parity) in 2011 was 49,300$ while Estonia's was 'only' 20,200$. So it should be no surprise that wages are higher in Hong Kong than in Estonia.
~Mark [17.04.2012, 01:23]
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Let's enjoy the outrcy :) Reply to the comment answer
~knut albers [17.04.2012, 12:39]
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Living in regional Estonia - Lihula, I am amazed that anyone argues about the poor level of the economy. It seems many of the positive reports must just be based on 1 expensive street in the capital. In the regions we are doing it 'tough'. Reply to the comment answer
~phil [17.04.2012, 15:06]
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