This Is What The Lives Of Poor And Rich People Looks Like From Around The World
We know that the lives of the rich differ from the lives of the poor but how much exactly? Today, we have the answer! We have gathered the lives of a few families with different monthly incomes and have noted how they live and what they spend their money on.
This article will open your eyes as to how a family with a monthly income of $10,000 differs from a family with an income of just $24. We hope this article makes you appreciate what you have and make you realize the value of your current life. This is all from an ongoing worldwide project called ‘Dollar Street’.
1The Bi Family, living in China
This family lives in the Yunnan province of China called Kunming. The husband is a business owner and is 57 years old. The wife, Yue Hen is also 57 years old and together they live with their niece and her family. The niece is 30-years-old and her husband is 39-years-old. They have a son who is 3-years-old. The monthly income of the family is $10,098.
They have been living in their own home for the past 6-years. Their home is close to their workplace and has 3 bedrooms. Even though the house has three bedrooms; the family still finds it to be a bit too small for them. They get uninterrupted water, electric and toilet facilities.
The family is trying their best to save for the future and 30% of their income goes on food. The drinking water arrives at their house on call and costs around 10% of their income. All the food comes from the local markets and in the kitchen, the stove is powered by electricity.
4The Västibacken family living in Sweden
This family lives in the beautifully snow-covered Uppsala in Sweden. A husband, a wife and their two sons. The father, Jonas is a technical product manager who is 35-years-old. The mother, Tove is 38-years old and is a project manager. They have two sons, one is 6-years old and named Arvid and the other is 4-year-old, Gunnar. Together they have a monthly income of $4,883.
The family lives in their beautiful 4-bedroom home which they own. Their home is located outside the city, close to the countryside and it was more affordable. The family saves their money and travels on a vacation sometimes. They have been to Sydney, Australia and now plan to buy a car.
6Expense in Sweden
90% of their food is bought which makes up 30% of their income. The family uses electricity for cooking. The water they use for drinking costs them under 10% of their income. The family spends a bit of their money providing for their children along with their education, entertainment, and toys.