Slumdog Millionaire: Just How Much is 20 Million Rupees, Anyhow?

20 million rupees. That's a great deal of cash money, right? Well, type of.


Slumdog Millionaire appears to be going to a huge Oscar evening, so we assumed we would certainly take a better take a look at the reward at risk in the flick.

Without distributing excessive, I can claim that the lead character is a participant on the Indian variation of the video game program "That Intends to Be a Millionaire," where the grand reward is a massive 20 million rupees. That's a great deal of money, right?

Right?

Well, allow's have a look, chai-wallah.

(Caution: Slumdog Millionaire "looter" to comply with, as if the end result of this film were ever before unsure.)

Those 20 million rupees exercises to $436,020 in 2006 United States Dollars (the movie was embeded in 2006, according to the introductory title card), much less than fifty percent of the American video game program's matching.

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Yet America is a much wealthier country than India. So exactly how do the video game program grand rewards contrast to the typical revenues of each nation? Not remarkably, the Indian reward deserves even more to a regular Indian than the American reward is to an American:

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Exactly how does this convert right into buying power? Thinking an about 29% tax obligation price for both nations, the remaining cash money ($

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309,137.88) would certainly enable our previous chai-wallah to purchase a fleet of 124 Tata Individuals's Automobiles at $2,500 each. The American after-tax reward ($709,000) would just purchase 66 low-end Hyundai Accents at $10,822 each:

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However claim he picked to spend his winning in the Indian stock exchange as opposed to blowing it all on durable goods. Exactly how would certainly he have gotten on contrasted to an American supply financier?

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Considering that the center of 2006, both indexes have actually shed substantial worth off of their heights in late 2007/early 2008, yet the Bombay Stock market has actually gotten on much better than the Dow since this writing.

It appears despite which method you sufficed, the Slumdog obtains the far better end of the offer, despite the fact that his reward is smaller sized than the American matching in outright terms. Yet this is all conjecture. We have no other way of recognizing if Jamal lives a life devoid of monetary concern, or if he impacts his lot of money on poor supplies and also Tata automobiles. Unless… …

Follow up, any individual?

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