要花多少時間才能賺取一份早餐費呢？根據彭博近日全球城市早餐指數顯示，北美與歐洲民眾平均花不到 10 分鐘，即可賺到足夠的錢來買早餐，而台北人的早餐費則占日薪的 4.24％，亦即得工作 20.4 分鐘才能賺到一份早餐錢。
TAIPEI (The China Post) – How long does it take for you to make the money for your first meal of the day? According to the Bloomberg Global City Breakfast Index, people in North America and Europe spend an average of 10 minutes to earn their breakfast fee. People in Taipei, however, are not so lucky, the costs of their breakfast account for 4.24 percent of their daily earnings, which is equivalent to 20.4 minutes of working time.
這項指數計算「標準早餐」（一杯牛乳、一個蛋、兩片土司與一份水果）在世界各地的售價，以及賺取早餐費所需的工作時間，並依照各地民眾負擔能力排名，凸顯出全球伙食費占所得比率的落差。排名按全球逾 100 個地點的早餐市價資料，由線上資料庫 Numbeo.com 網站的用戶提供，統計至去（2018）年底為止。
The index calculates the relative daily costs and time needed to work to earn a glass of milk, one egg, two slices of bread and a serving of fruit around the world. Rankings are based on global market prices gathered from more than 100 locations around the world from online database Numbeo.com as of December 2018.
「標準早餐」調查世界各地 137 個城市，其中，有 4 個城市，只需拿出一日所得的不到 1％ 就能享用一頓早餐，排名第 1 的是瑞士日內瓦，其次依序為阿聯酋杜拜、盧森堡與瑞士伯恩，若以每天工作 8 小時計算，這 4 個城市只需工作約 5 分鐘就買得起一份早餐。
Among the 137 cities included in the report, citizens in four cities can enjoy a plate of delicious breakfast with less than 1 percent of their daily income: Geneva, Dubai, Luxembourg, and Bern in Switzerland. In other words, people living in those cities only spend 5 minutes per day on an average of 8 working hours to get their morning meals.
亞洲方面由新加坡排名最高，位居第 37 名，早餐占日薪比例是 1.4％；台北排第 105 名，早餐費占日薪的 4.24％，亦即得工作 20.4 分鐘才能賺到一份早餐錢；日本東京排第 66 名，市民花一日所得的 2.14％ 才能買早餐；而排在 102 名的上海則占 3.99％。
As in Asia, Singapore ranks 37th, meaning that people in the former British colony spend 1.4 percent of their daily salary on the meal, while Taipei, which ranks 105th, spend 4.24 percent of their daily earnings, or 20.4 minutes of their working time on the most important meal of the day. Also, Tokyo ranks 66th and Shanghai ranks 102th, with the breakfast ratio for the two cities at 2.14 percent and 3.99 percent, respectively.