The MCs cheat is a system, one of its perks at the lowest level is .05 Chinese renminbi per breath taken. Converting the cheat into real numbers that, unless the author is a f’cking idiot, should be accurate.
.05Y/$ per breath taken. 17,000-30,000 breaths per day, resting or light walking. Moderate exercise for an hour, 50,000, multiple hours, 50-78,000. 17K=850Y/$, 30K=1,500Y/$. 50K=2,500Y/$. 78K=3,900Y/$. A relatively cheap restaurant experience, ie a chipotle burrito or a hamburger from chili’s, would be 20Y-40Y in China, while it’d be roughly 15-20$ in America. Even the lowest amount is 850Y/Day. 3 meals means it’s 790 a day. Basic utilities for a 1000sqft apartment, 400-500Y, Internet is another 100Y. 600Y. That means in one day he has paid a months utilities and food plus 190Y extra. Even in the city center the nice apartments are only 4,000Y, so in 4-5Days, eating out every meal, he has his months rent. 6 days max he has the apartment, Internet, utilities covered perfectly, make it 7 days for mobile phone and the months transportation expenses. With the rest of the money he can buy branded Nike shoes or leather business shoes, every day. New jeans and a T-shirt every day if he doesn’t get shoes. New sports jacket every day without shoes or other clothes. New kitchen appliances etc etc. this is with the LOWEST breath level. The absolute lowest. You are basically set for life to never work again, near unlimited new clothing, unlimited purchasing of anything really, all the games, all the mobile purchases, anything. Heck, just throw this money into stocks at random and you’ll eventually have so much money the rest of the system just does matter.
Let’s put it like this, easily get 1,500Y per day, that’s 187 per hour. In America, let’s go that the buying power is half. So imagine making at minimum 93.75$ an hour, in an hour day. That’s 45,000$ a month. 540,000$ per year. You could literally buy ANYTHING you want.