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[–] TrevorLahey 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago 

Without reading the article I still call bullshit. It all depends on where you live. I could live in relative comfort perhaps in Honduras on $32K. I'd be on the street in Manhattan with double that.

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[–] g-j-a 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

HA! At 64k you don't even rate the gutter in NYC.

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[–] CaptSpify 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

it's probably technically true, but yeah, without average cost-of-living/location-comparison, these stats become worthless

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[–] Kithsander 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

With the way things are going, it won't be too long until earning thirty-two grand a year puts you in the 1% of people in the US.

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[–] etere 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Hey, I'm finally part of the 1%. I had to put myself into crippling debt to do it, but I made it.

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[–] FringeSociety 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

WE ARE THAT 1%!!!!

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[–] hypercat 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Yet I still can't afford an apartment.

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[–] SlipperyChicken 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago  (edited ago)

1 percent of the world's population is 70 million people. If there are more than 70 million people that make 32,400 dollars a year, then that can not be the number that puts you in the top 1% because you can't have 100 million people in the top 1%. Europe and the US combined have about 800 million people. Do you really think only 70 million of those 800 million on the two richest continents make 32,400 dollars a year?

Let's say we look only at the working age population. That would make the number about 2.4 billion smaller. So we'd be looking at a working age population of the world that sits at about 4.6 billion people. So the top one percent of wage earners would be the 46 million people that make the most money. If there are more than 46 million people that make 32,400 dollars a year, the number can't be right. There's only 46-72 million people in the top 1%. There can't be more than that. If there are more than that, you're talking about the top 2 or 3 percent.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Proof this article is bullshit, here's the median wage in the us: https://www.google.com/search?q=average+salary+in+us&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS627US627&oq=average+salary+in+us&aqs=chrome..69i57.4183j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

32,400 doesn't even come close to the top 1 percent of the payscale and insinuating it does is outrageous misinformation.

I mean, investopedia.com, really?

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[–] Nwabudike_Morgan 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Reread the title. The US isn't the only country on the planet. The numbers are still bull though.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

My god you're right I didn't read the title properly sorry.

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