Your income in perspective

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Think you’re a low income earner? Think again ….

For a little perspective on what a privileged life most of us have in the Western world  … go to

It will compare your income or wealth against everyone else on the planet Earth.  For anyone on a seemingly low income, it’s a surprise.

For example, the average US annual wage is $42,979.61  – earning that much puts you into the top 0.5% income earners in the world.

Even the minimum unemployment benefit in the UK would put you into the top 25% in the world.


Of course, for many people their low incomes come with much lower cost of living too.  Incomes in different countries (or even regions of the same country) aren’t directly comparable, but even so …. it’s another reminder of the wide income/wealth gap.

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