South Africa fact of the day

South Africa fact of the day
By: Marginal Revolution Posted On: April 20, 2024 View: 26

Two economists from the Harvard Growth Lab (Shah and Sturzenegger) estimate that the average transport costs for those who are employed in South Africa is equal to 57% of net wages when time to commute is accounted for.

Here is the whole John McDermott tweet storm, in part that is the spatial legacy from the earlier system of apartheid, and in part from poor public transport systems.  Here is a related blog post.

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