Anyway, I could have paid my rent for 56 months with that 45 000e - which is actually insane amount, no matter how you think of it.
I could live 10 years on my current level with that amount of money. So what?
As I've said, poverty is relative. I could live on your single salary for two years. And I'm not even poor, I'm living in oridinary conditions for a Polish student. Only have less money for booze than usual student.
I never told about my own salary did I? :)
Anyways, my intention was not as much to "bitch" about the money spent as such - but to compare it to something that is understandable.
You know, people dont understand big numbers.
Try to imagine difference of one million and one billion.
Our brains are simply not meant to understand that kind of thing very easily. Its always fun to watch for example politicans talk about big numbers: More ofthen than not they do not understand what they are talking about - numberwise.
There was one local politician who complained that in the city council or whatever you call it in english, anything that had big numbers in it was handled very fast, but often much more smaller expenses took hours up hours of time. The first one people couldnt really compare to anything in their minds - the latter ones they could compare to their own salary forexample:
>> 10 000e "so much for so and so work" vs 10 millions for some roadwork "no complaints, because simply dont understand the scope of money nor work".
Also in this sense, maybe those 45k bar bills arent so incredible, because these people have millions and millions of money - so what of some 45k? Drop in the sea.