Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, several European countries are considering reintroducing a strict border control. Therefore, passports back to being a necessity. Unfortunately, in many countries the cost of such a document is very high.
Statista.com portal published the list of the world’s most expensive passports, presented in terms of the amount paid to acquire it, but taking into account the number of hours that a citizen must work to get that amount if wages minimum wage, writes The Independent. Thus, given the cost of the most expensive in the world is the passport of Turkey. It costs the equivalent of $ 251, which means 95 hours of work. In second place is Australia, where a passport costs $ 206, but means only 15 hours of work, taking into account the minimum wage in this country. In third place is Switzerland with a passport costs $ 159, equivalent to 9 hours of work. Mexico followed with $ 155 for a passport, but this amount involves 266 hours of work.
A US passport costs $ 135, the equivalent of 19 hours of work. The same amount is required to pay and the Italians, but to earn money they have to work 23 hours, you are paid the minimum wage. Follow Canada, with $ 133 for a passport and 15 hours of work and Japan, where a document costs $ 115, the amount you can earn 19 hours of work. Nine ten places are occupied by New Zealand (115 dollars / 10 hours of work) and Britain ($ 110/11 hours work). Romania ranks 34 among the most powerful in the world passports The study was conducted by GoEuro, which analyzed previously portal passports from 50 countries around the world to establish a top ten strongest. Besides the cost of the document and the number of hours worked to get the required amount, the site has taken into account the strength of each passport, which means the number of countries where its holder can enter without a visa. Thus, the most powerful in the world passports are in Sweden, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom and United States. Those who hold these passports can enter without visas in 174 countries.