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mZuzek said:
BraLoD said:

It would take me 280 months of my salary to get 700K, more than 500 months for someone that gets paid the mininum wage.

700K in a decade (120 months) would average almost 6K a month, which is A LOT more than most people (like 70% or more) get paid over here.

700K would average almost 60K a month, it's what I would make with two full years in my current job.

700K is more than enough to any person with a small family live in decent conditions for a decade here.

...let alone a single person, which was my point.

Well, different people have different conditions, making 6K a month for someone living a luxurious life would means a massive decrease in life quality perception, though yes, anyone making 6K a month (considering it has nothing like debt and has that money to pay the massive taxes and live) can make a decent living over here, and even raise a small family without that much trouble.

But 60K a month, damn, that's more than a politians salary (non steal salary, it is), people making that much money are very successful people here.



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mZuzek said:
BraLoD said:

It would take me 280 months of my salary to get 700K, more than 500 months for someone that gets paid the mininum wage.

700K in a decade (120 months) would average almost 6K a month, which is A LOT more than most people (like 70% or more) get paid over here.

700K would average almost 60K a month, it's what I would make with two full years in my current job.

700K is more than enough to any person with a small family live in decent conditions for a decade here.

...let alone a single person, which was my point.

Ah, guys, I think I didn't make myself clear... it's enough for living for sure, but not for living well. That's my point, but I guess I didn't express myself well. For example: a good pair of shirts, or a sweater, etc. can easily cost you 6k BRL, that's what I mean. 6K means a very modest life.



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LipeJJ said:
mZuzek said:

...let alone a single person, which was my point.

Ah, guys, I think I didn't make myself clear... it's enough for living for sure, but not for living well. That's my point, but I guess I didn't express myself well. For example: a good pair of shirts, or a sweater, etc. can easily cost you 6k BRL, that's what I mean. 6K means a very modest life.

Well I'm not sure what your standards are, but if I got 6k a year, I would be paying my own rent, taxes, living costs and all that kind of stuff and I'd still have plenty of money left to buy quite a few cool things (like, one whole Nintendo Switch) every month. I'm not sure what your definition of "good" shirts or sweater is, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't pay more than 200 on any of those, in fact most likely I'd settle for something half that price or even less.

I'm pretty sure I'd be "living well" under those conditions... hell if I got 3k a month I'd be happy already.



How does the general public in Brazil feel about the high amounts of money Neymar is being offered?



HomokHarcos said:
How does the general public in Brazil feel about the high amounts of money Neymar is being offered?

I don't care. I mean, obviously I envy him since I'd be making a happy living with 1% (or less) of his wage, but really, I don't care and neither should I, or anyone else. It's his money, he got there by doing his job well and working in a very, very, very large business that pays equally large amounts of money. It's also worth noting such a large business is a lot harder to get to the top of - people who complain about athletes' wages don't really realize just how many thousands, or even millions of people are struggling to get there, or at least somewhere close.

Really, the amount of athletes who go all the way and end up getting paid insane wages like these, they're probably only like the top 1% (or less) of their job category. It's no different from any other profession, the only difference is the media attention.



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mZuzek said:
HomokHarcos said:
How does the general public in Brazil feel about the high amounts of money Neymar is being offered?

I don't care. I mean, obviously I envy him since I'd be making a happy living with 1% (or less) of his wage, but really, I don't care and neither should I, or anyone else. It's his money, he got there by doing his job well and working in a very, very, very large business that pays equally large amounts of money. It's also worth noting such a large business is a lot harder to get to the top of - people who complain about athletes' wages don't really realize just how many thousands, or even millions of people are struggling to get there, or at least somewhere close.

Really, the amount of athletes who go all the way and end up getting paid insane wages like these, they're probably only like the top 1% (or less) of their job category. It's no different from any other profession, the only difference is the media attention.

That's one thing I like about sports. It does feel like a meritocracy, where the people who get paid the most are actually the best.

 

It is said though that the Campeonato Brasileiro (and many other leagues in South America and Eastern Europe) are getting weaker due to them all moving.



HomokHarcos said:

That's one thing I like about sports. It does feel like a meritocracy, where the people who get paid the most are actually the best.


It is said though that the Campeonato Brasileiro (and many other leagues in South America and Eastern Europe) are getting weaker due to them all moving.

Really? That was definitely the case a decade ago. But in the last few years I thought the Brazilian league had become much stronger financially compared to what it was and was better able to hold on to it`s players than before. So if anything it should be getting stronger compared to years ago when the money was more centralised in Europe.



mZuzek said:
LipeJJ said:

Ah, guys, I think I didn't make myself clear... it's enough for living for sure, but not for living well. That's my point, but I guess I didn't express myself well. For example: a good pair of shirts, or a sweater, etc. can easily cost you 6k BRL, that's what I mean. 6K means a very modest life.

Well I'm not sure what your standards are, but if I got 6k a year, I would be paying my own rent, taxes, living costs and all that kind of stuff and I'd still have plenty of money left to buy quite a few cool things (like, one whole Nintendo Switch) every month. I'm not sure what your definition of "good" shirts or sweater is, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't pay more than 200 on any of those, in fact most likely I'd settle for something half that price or even less.

I'm pretty sure I'd be "living well" under those conditions... hell if I got 3k a month I'd be happy already.

Wait.... how much is 6K in Us dllrs? 



Maynard_Tool said:
mZuzek said:

Well I'm not sure what your standards are, but if I got 6k a year, I would be paying my own rent, taxes, living costs and all that kind of stuff and I'd still have plenty of money left to buy quite a few cool things (like, one whole Nintendo Switch) every month. I'm not sure what your definition of "good" shirts or sweater is, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't pay more than 200 on any of those, in fact most likely I'd settle for something half that price or even less.

I'm pretty sure I'd be "living well" under those conditions... hell if I got 3k a month I'd be happy already.

Wait.... how much is 6K in Us dllrs? 

About $2k.



mZuzek said:
Maynard_Tool said:

Wait.... how much is 6K in Us dllrs? 

About $2k.

Oh ok, is not that bad. Still 2k for a pair of shirts or sweaters is too much for me, or any "normal" human being. But you are telling me that 2K Us dlls a year would be enough to do all that you mentioned??