Ever wonder how your country or city compares worldwide in terms of Cost of Living?
Then check out this chart by Expatistan: And just because I’m a geek, here are some highlights / points: Canada debuts with Toronto at #32 Montreal, Canada is in spot
Wealth Inequality and Distribution in the USA
Many thanks to reader Matthew from my post “Let’s give generous rich folks a break, OK” for directing me to this video! QUICK FACTS FROM THE VIDEO 1% of America h
The Poor versus The Rich: Spending Habits
It goes without saying that 5% of a budget varies greatly, so here are some numbers to keep in mind: 5% of $150,000 = $7500 5% of $70,000 = $3500 5% of $20,000 = $1000 The percenta
Americans earn about $50,000 a year
Median. Not on average. Via Planet Money Note on Income and Benefits: The income part of the data excludes dividends, capital gains and income from real estate, like rent payments.
Living on $534 a month, not including housing
$534. That’s what the IRS in 2011 thinks you can live on as a single person without including the cost of housing: Source: Mental Floss, May-Jun issue, Page 15 — A maga
What do Americans buy and where does the money go?
Fantastic post over at NPR about where Americans spend their money. They took all the data and created these two crystal clear graphs: WHAT AMERICANS SPEND THEIR MONEY ON (2011) S