Next time you‘re upset with your paycheck, just remember you‘re rich compared to the rest of the world.
Don‘t believe us? See for yourself. The Pew Research Center created a calculator this week that allows users to enter their income information to see where they fall on the world‘s income scale.
The calculator is based on a 2011 report from the Pew Research Center that looked at the global middle class, which makes up 13 percent of the world‘s population. The report outlined different income classes based on the incomes of 111 countries. Most Americans and people from the United Kingdom tend to be on the world‘s global middle-income bracket because they make between $10 and $20 a day, according to the study.
"Of course, the standards Pew used to calculate its classes are quite different from those of wealthier countries," Quartz reported. "Currently, the poverty line in the continental U.S. is an annual income for one person of $11,770, which, at $30 a day, would put one squarely in Pew‘s upper-middle income category."See where you fit in