Friday, November 23, 2012

Wage costs

I encountered these rental rates for boats in Pokhara, Nepal.

What I find interesting are the costs for a "driver", the Nepalese equivalent of a gondoliere. The difference between hiring a boat for one hour with and with no driver is 50 rupees.

However, if you rent the boat for two hours, the difference is 250 rupees, or 125/hour. If you'd take a boat for a whole day, the difference is 800 rupees, or 100/hour in an eight hour day.

The one hour rental rate has the cost of the driver at 14% of the rental price. The wage costs of the daily rental is 800 rupees, or impressive 53% of the rental price.

Is it worth it? You'll have to find out for yourself.

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