50159Re: [Czechlist] [Preklady] Re: Neodolatelna nabidka
- Nov 2 10:19 AMHanka, cut all those prices in half, and you've got an ordinary US cost of living.
Still, I get your point.
On Nov 2, 2012, at 1:14 PM, hgeige@... wrote:
> It is also a matter of buying power. Let us say that the US dollar is
> 18.50 CZK today. So, if I live in Prague, I get 462.5 CZK for 1000 words of
> proofreading at $25.00.
> Let us say that a humble one-bedroom apartment on the East Coast (around
> New York, New Jersey) is $1,200.
> If I do live on the East Coast, my health insurance is $418, (a cheap one,
> so called 'catastrophic' one, and it is, in more ways than one) my car
> insurance $900, a dinner in a popular(,,lidova" restaurace)restaurant for two
> is $55.00 before the tip, and a loaf of bread around $4.00. I am not
> saying that I do have to be going to restaurants, just illustrating. My gasoline
> is currently around $3.49 a gallon and my haircut $55.00 (not the best of
> the best, that one is $75.00), before the tip.
> Working for a Czech agency, even a relatively well paying one, means that
> I will get 2 to 3 times less than I'd get from a UK or US agency. Still,
> I maintain that a Czech translator living abroad will not survive while
> working exclusively forCzech agencies, while a Czech translator living in CR
> and working exclusively for Czech agencies could, I mean, not very well, but
> pays his rent, or not?
> Hanka Geiger
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