The median income worldwide — the amount that is dead middle between the least and the highest amounts — is $850 US Dollars (USD). People who have incomes of $41,000 USD are in the top 3% in terms of the richest people in the world. If the trillion dollar worldwide economy were evenly split up between Earth's 6.7 billion people, the average income would be $7,000 USD.
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- Countries that have average incomes of about $7,000 USD include Chile and Mexico.
- The country with the highest median income is Switzerland: $60,288 USD. The U.S. median income is $50,233 USD.
- The country with the highest gross national income per capita is Luxembourg: $63,978 USD; the U.S. gross national income per capita is $47,320 USD.
- Three billion people in the world live on less than $2 USD per day.