Shop 'til you drop
On a Mexican wage
|U.S. students shopping in a Mexican border city|
If you worked in Mexico,
What could you afford to buy?
And how does that compare, if you had the same job in the
Today, Mexican workers do the same kinds of jobs that U.S. workers do. Many even work for the same employers, making the same or similar products just as efficiently. The world is shrinking -- for corporations.* But there's a world of difference in living standards for workers.
See for yourself. Click the button below to pick a job and we'll show you some typical things that you might buy in the U.S. and Mexico See for yourself how many hours you'd work in each country to buy the things you want and need.
*Trade treaties like NAFTA have helped many companies shift operations to Mexico, and beyond.