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Countries by Wealth per Capita

Name the countries that have a mean household wealth per adult of at least $200,000.
For 2016 according to Credit Suisse
Includes cash, real estate, investments, etc...
There is no data for the Vatican. For some reason Monaco doesn't make the list either
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$ per Adult
Answer
561,854
Switzerland
408,595
Iceland
375,573
Australia
344,692
United States
316,466
Luxembourg
312,339
Norway
298,930
New Zealand
288,808
United Kingdom
276,885
Singapore
$ per Adult
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270,613
Belgium
270,179
Canada
259,816
Denmark
244,365
France
230,946
Japan
227,295
Sweden
214,589
Ireland
206,002
Austria
202,288
Italy
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level ∞
Jan 3, 2017
Some countries that surprised me by not making the list: Germany, Qatar, Liechtenstein, and Monaco. Doubly surprising that Germany is behind Italy considering everything that is going on in the EU.
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level 64
Jan 7, 2017
There are several reasons why Germany is "that low". Just two most obvious: 1) In 1990, the mean wealth of a "German adult" was basically reduced by a factor of 3/4 as the Eastern German adults had basically no wealth. If corrected for that, Germany would be next to Canada on this list. 2) Germany is highly developed welfare state. Thus the tax level is rather high (and the corruption rather low compared with e.g. Italy). On the other hand, this gives enhanced incentives to bring the money to a Swiss bank and out of the official statistics. Just keep in mind what we learned in the last months: In a country with low tax level, you do not have to bring your money to a Swiss bank to avoid taxes. Ask Mr. President!
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level 55
Apr 25, 2017
If the tax level is important, why are Sweden, Denmark, Belgium on the list? Their taxation is as high or higher than in Germany. The Netherlands is also not on the list, which is also strange.
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level 53
Apr 25, 2017
And the Netherlands does not surprise you? The third richest European country (pop over 1m) After only Norway and Switzerland Your source used a pretty flawed research method, sample group or index to get this list together. Nice quiz though
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level 3
Apr 25, 2017
I think the reason Germany and the Netherlands are not on the list is that they don't buy housing, they rent. Therefore, houses which make up a large part of wealth are not included
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level 61
Apr 26, 2017
Completely agree with Quizmaster, on this. Since real estate is a factor in this quiz, how can people's homes in Germany for example be worth less than in homes in Italy? Germany is considered a wealthy country whereas Italy is almost ready to find herself in the same position as Greece.
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level 58
Jan 4, 2019
Germany and the Netherlands have traditionally not been countries of home owners, but home renters. This will have a major impact on these figures.
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level 43
Jul 7, 2019
real estate prices in Italy are much higher than Germany thats why
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level ∞
Jan 3, 2017
Among these countries, Australia and New Zealand have increased the most since 2000. Gotta love that housing boom.
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level 40
May 8, 2017
Yeah, Gotta 'Love' the Housing Boom... Ugh...
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level 71
May 9, 2017
Depends when you bought in; although people in Perth may not agree now
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level 67
Jan 3, 2017
Amazed Monaco isn't there. It's a millionaire's play ground as well as being tiny. How does it miss out?
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level 73
Jan 3, 2017
Depends on methods I guess. Where do you count money in a Swiss bank owned by someone living in Monaco?
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level 69
Jan 4, 2017
Ah, good point. I really couldn't believe it when Luxembourg was the only microstate that appeared.
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level ∞
Jan 4, 2017
It's baffling. One would think that Monaco would be in the millions. But you're probably right about the tax sheltering. The data was compiled by Credit Suisse after all.
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level 76
Jan 5, 2017
Tramp - don't forget Singapore.
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level 73
Jan 3, 2017
Had them all but the top two...then I looked at the name of the source material. Still missed Iceland though.
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level 82
Jan 8, 2017
Iceland was a surprise considering the massive drop of the ISK with the bank crisis in 2008. They value of the currency is still down from what it was, against the USD the value is about half of what it was. So either they were really rich or wtf? Also.. if I read that source material right (skimmed) the data for Switzerland is from 1997? Maybe I mistook that. That's a while ago too.
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level 67
Jan 9, 2017
What about the Vatican, awful lot of money gets siphoned to that area.
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level 61
Jan 15, 2017
please read the quiz notes
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level 60
Apr 25, 2017
I'm sure the only reason Canada is so high on the list is from housing expenses. A small house in Vancouver will go for CAD $1,000,000.
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level 62
Apr 25, 2017
I wouldn't be surprised, honestly. I live just outside of Vancouver and I feel like I'm going to live with my parents forever :/ Either that or I'll live in an apartment with like 2-3 other people.
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level 55
Apr 25, 2017
Several other cities have comparable (maybe worse) problems, for instance London or Barcelona.
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level 24
Apr 25, 2017
Very confusing
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level 33
Apr 25, 2017
Go Italy!
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level 77
Apr 26, 2017
Also, Switzerland... and this goes for many other countries on the list... I don't think a country really gets to claim it is "wealthy" so long as they're going to charge for ketchup at McDonald's. I would say that that is some ghetto-ass 3rd world bullcrap... but... they don't even try to pull that sh*t in the Philippines or Thailand or India or Ethiopia (and in Ethiopia it's not even a true McDonald's just a cheap knock-off)... so... I don't actually know what that is. But it's stingy and low.
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level 56
Apr 29, 2017
I'm guessing this is supposed to be "amusing" - keep trying :)
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level 42
Apr 27, 2017
very interesting, 1:38 on the clock
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level 56
May 20, 2017
Why doesn't monaco make the list? Aren't there a lot of billionaires there? Maybe there keeping it secret from us?
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level 59
Nov 27, 2017
Something is totally off with this quizz. Or with its source. Otherwise I am one of the dirt poor americans...