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Originally Posted by WP0ZZZ View Post
The GDP per capita of the US is about three times larger than that of Estonia. This could explain part of the price difference in a labor-intensive task.

Also, how large would the medical costs be in Estonia if the car painter broke a bone that required a complex surgery?
You do realize that we have real universal healthcare system that is considered one of the most efficient in the world?

If he breaks his bone he does not have to pay more than he already does pay from his income each month (and we have single percentage that covers all healthcare sans dental which is optional).
But you may be right, maybe USA's healthcare system may be reason why the prices are so different on labour intensive jobs. US has so high medical costs because system is focused on pumping more money out of taxpayers pocket because that is endless right) and there isn't even a government who would rectify the price inflation..
Much like insurance in UK.. where something mandatory is being delegated to private companies who gain almost monopoly position and no regulations set the limits. Result -> laughable prices and most hostile terms for consumer.. Good example where market logic does not apply.

Just to note, our prices of general goods (food, housing etc) are very much comparable to the ones in US, difference in gas price is just insane (1.3 eur/liter).
I visit USA each year and this year twice so I am pretty familiar with the differences
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