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Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips

Top 5 Global Health Perks, Part 3: Pollution-Escape Trips

Get a free getaway to Cancun, courtesy of your employer. Mexico City is the world's most polluted cities.

NursingLink, BusinessWeek

February 20, 2008

Mexico:

Cost-of-living rank (Mexico City): 104
Salary, head of sales & marketing: $163,591
Salary, data-entry operator: $11,017
Projected average pay increase for 2008: 4.8%
Days off: 23

Local perk: Some companies having difficulty luring qualified expats to polluted Mexico City offer “pollution-escape trips,” or all-expenses-paid getaways to the Pacific or Gulf coasts.

One local holiday quirk: Mother’s Day is on a weekday, and employees get a day or a half-day off to take Mom out to lunch, prompting massive traffic snarls.

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