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This is how much you have to earn to be considered ‘rich’ in Atlanta in 2019, report says

It takes a lofty annual income to be considered upper class, so exactly how much do you need to earn to be “rich”?

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Many Americans believe having about $2.4 million in the bank makes you wealthy, according to a Charles Schwab survey. However, the Pew Research Center reports upper class households have incomes more than double the median, which is $61,372 nationally. That means upper class households rake in more than $122,744. 

That number isn’t the same in every city, though.

The household median income for metro Atlantans is $54,802, according to the 2017 American Community Survey, an annual U.S. Census Bureau study that examines economic data among Americans. Therefore, you need to earn more than $109,604 to be considered “rich” in the metro area.

The figure is more than $10,000 less than the national threshold.

Want to know more about income changes across the country? Take a look at the full American Community Survey here

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