Friday, November 20, 2015

Wanderlust costs more in Turkey.
International travel isn't exactly cheap for
Americans.
Just getting a passport costs $110 for the application fee, plus
another $25 tacked on as an acceptance fee.
But compared to passport costs in
some other countries, Americans get off easy.
A Turkish passport is the most expensive to purchase, according to research
site Statista.
It costs the equivalent of US$251 for a Turkish passport.
That
equates to about 95 hours worth of work if you're being paid the federal
minimum wage.
In Mexico, a passport costs $155, which is even more of a burden
to low-wage earners in the country.
A Mexican worker earning minimum wage
would have to put in 266 hours on the job in order to cover the cost of a
passport.
Compare that to the cost of an American passport: $135 or 19 hours worth of
work on minimum wage.
The Statista rankings are as follows:
Turkey: $251
Australia: $206
Switzerland: $159
Mexico: $155
United States: $135
Italy: $135
Canada: $133
Japan: $115
New Zealand: $115
United Kingdom: $110 This story originally appeared on Money.
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travel isn't exactly cheap for Americans.
Just getting a passport costs $110
for the application fee, plus another $25 tacked on as an acceptance fee.
But
compared to passport costs in some other countries, Americans get off easy.

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