Canada Inequality in Sport: As long as Bundesliga professionals and Olympic arts work to pay the rent in German cities

19:00  23 july  2021
19:00  23 july  2021 Source:   businessinsider.de

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But not only world stars in sports must be able to live from their salary, also all other professional athletes. How long male Bundesliga professionals, female Bundesliga professionals and Olympic arts have to work in order to be able to afford the average rent in the most expensive German cities, data analysts of Essen real estate tech startups objego have looked at.

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You put the workload and the average average fee of athletes in relation to the current average rental price for a 60-square meter apartment in different cities. The evaluation , which also included seasonal seasons, shows that female football professionals and olympics need to work much longer to finance the average rent.

Bundesliga players earn at Hamburger SV 16.20 euros per game minute - men 362 Euro

So a football player of the first Bundesliga in Munich has financed the average rent for a 60-square meter apartment in 30 game seconds. On the other hand, a Munich Olympic participant requires 8.9 full working days with each eight-hour use.

Among the largest is the financial burden on athletes of the Objego study according to major cities. So an Bundesliga football player deserves the Hamburger SV per playing minute averaging 362 euros. A 60-square meter apartment in Hamburg with a monthly rent of an average of 684 euros costs it 1.9 minutes of play.

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A comparison to female Bundesliga footballers shows the Gender Pay Gap in this sport: The women deserve at Hamburg SV 16.20 euros per minute and would have to invest a good 42 minutes for the financing of the apartment. In Munich, Bundesliga footballers have to earn the average rent for a 60-square meter apartment with 68.5 minutes. You invest here 137 times more active playing time than your male counterparts.

But the difference to the references of Olympic arts is clear. For example, an Olympionic from Hamburg has to raise 2627 working minutes for the payment of the rent for 60 square meters. This corresponds to 5.47 working days of eight hours and is independent of gender. The income of a male HSV professionals outweighs that of the Olympians thus by a factor of 1.382.

topathles participating in Olympics earn averaging 2,500 euros per month. Part of them is employed by the Confederation, for example in sports conveyors of the Bundeswehr or the police and in customs. In addition, the athletes relate funds of the foundation German sports aid.

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  Ungleichheit im Sport: So lange arbeiten Bundesliga-Profis und Olympioniken, um die Miete in deutschen Städten bezahlen zu können © Provided by Business Insider Germany


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