8. Brazilians’ Threshold To Be Rich
Brazil is another developing economy that has seen booms alongside a fair share of criticism for burning the Amazon rainforest. With an abundance of natural resources and government policies that promote economic growth (often at the expense of the environment), Brazil has seen the rise of a middle class and a strengthening economy.
To be in the top one percent of Brazil’s earners, you need to make $176,000 per year. But most of the country’s citizens make far less than that amount, with an average income of less than $10,000. And there is a significant gap between the rich and the poor. Still, if you can earn upwards of $100,000 a year, you could have a very comfortable lifestyle in Brazil.