It takes a lofty annual income to be considered upper-class. In fact, it’s more than $125,000 nationally, according to the Pew Research Center, but that number differs from city to city.
The local median income plays a factor in the figure, so what is it for Atlanta?
Business Insider recently conducted a study to find out. The site’s researchers gathered data from the U.S. Census Bureau to determine what you have to earn to be “rich” in each of the 27 biggest metropolitan areas.
For The Peach City, it’s a bit higher than the national threshold. It’s more than $125,226 with a median income of $62,613, the analysts found. The writers even listed how much money it takes to be in the top 1 percent in Georgia. It’s $345,876.
Overall, the amount of money it takes to be upper-class is largest in San Francisco. Residents must rake in more than $193,354, and the median income is $96,677.
The amount to be “rich” is lowest for those in Tampa, where the number is more than $102,230, and the median income is $51,115.
Want to know what it’s like for other areas? Take a look at the full round-up here.
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