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Here's What An Australian Woman Could Buy If There Was No Pay Gap

What would you do with an extra $277 a week, ladies?

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If you haven't heard of the gender pay gap, here's the deal: On average, men working full-time earn 17.9% more than women who also work full-time.

This latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has been collected by workforce diversity specialist Conrad Liveris and it's pretty confronting, right?

Liveris calculated the gap by looking at "median wages" data, which means comparing how much the average woman takes home compared to the average man. It does not adjust for inflation.

According to the data, if a woman were to start full-time work aged 20, and retire at 65, she would earn a total of $649,818 less than a man whose career had been just as long.

Please, take a moment to let that amount really soak in.
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Please, take a moment to let that amount really soak in.

Now, that's obviously a shitload of cash. But what exactly could women afford to buy, if the gender pay gap didn't exist?

Let's see, shall we?
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Let's see, shall we?

With an extra $277 - remember, this is how much more the average dude earns every week - ladies could buy five bottles of Moet.

Every breakfast could be a champagne breakfast!
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Every breakfast could be a champagne breakfast!

They could buy seven of Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits, weekly.

They could buy over 100 McDonald's cheeseburgers. If they wanted.

Or see nine movies in Event Gold Class.

But beyond this week-to-week business, what could women do with their extra $14,440 a year? Well, for a starters they could enjoy every European summer.

Or they could fly Qantas business class to New York City and back, with a spare $3000 spending money.

Think of all the bagels!
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Think of all the bagels!

Now, back to that $649,818 Australian women are missing out on over the course of their careers - what could that buy them? Well, for starters, it could get them 62 years of university education.

It could buy them a two bedroom apartment in Sydney's Surry Hills.

McGrath - Edgecliff
McGrath - Edgecliff

Or a three bedroom house in Perth's Fremantle.

Residential Building WA - INNALOO
Residential Building WA - INNALOO

WOULDN'T IT BE MAGICAL?!?!

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And beyond that... fair?

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