Many people are trying out the fun new tool on reviewhunt (replace soyrosa with your own username) to see how many Big Macs they can earn by posting on Steem(it). For me it's 3 Big Macs, which is, according to the tool, about $17,61. This does not seem to be linked to actual Steem Payouts but is tied to other metrics which at this point are not entirely clear to me - but the tool looks pretty, works well, and exposes our Steem(it) name to other social media users as you can also check your worth of Twitter, Insta, Youtube and Medium posts.
My numbers aren't bad at all: if we let go of ideas of proper food, 3 Big Macs could feed me - as long as I posted each day I could have breakfast, lunch and dinner from my posts ;-)
Big Mac Economics
Since Big Macs are such a standardized product made with negotiating powers of MacDonalds, The Economist introduced The Big Mac Index to show some (loose) insights in buying power in different countries compared to the USD.
One suggested method of predicting exchange rate movements is that the rate between two currencies should naturally adjust so that a sample basket of goods and services should cost the same in both currencies. In the Big Mac Index, the basket in question is a single Big Mac burger as sold by the McDonald's fast food restaurant chain. The Big Mac was chosen because it is available to a common specification in many countries around the world as local McDonald's franchisees at least in theory have significant responsibility for negotiating input prices. For these reasons, the index enables a comparison between many countries' currencies.
For example, in 2018 you could buy the most expensive Big Macs in Switzerland, Sweden and the USA. The cheapest ones were sold in Egypt, Ukraine, and Russia (I've been to Russia and it was weird to see MacDonalds written in Cyrillic Script :D)
If you want to earn your Big Mac as quick as possible you should go to Hong Kong or Luxembourg, where it only takes 8,6 or 10,3 minutes of work to earn that yummee (?) meal. Nairobi, Kenya and Manilla, Phillippines have to work 172,5 or 87,5 minutes to eat the exact same meal.
Think about that: 8 or 172 minutes of work for a meal that is about as standardized as they come.
Guess in which countries American Fast Food is attractive, and in which countries it's a luxury meal OR something you can replace with a simple but healthy and cheap home cooked meal.
Anyway, let me know your Big Mac Steemit Post Worth in the comments! If yours is lower than mine I'll buy you a Big Mac someday ;-)