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Which countries are the richest based on median wealth per adult?

Aerial view of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

With a median wealth per adult of US$238,070, Australians are the richest people in the world, according to the 2021 Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse. People living in developed countries remain the wealthiest in the world. How do other major economies fare?

Belgium recorded a median wealth per adult of $US230,500 and Hong Kong recorded $US173,770, while New Zealand followed closely in fourth with a median wealth per adult of $US171,620. (This means that half of the people in these nations have more wealth than this and half have less.)

Which countries are the richest based on median wealth per adult?

RankCountryMedian wealth per adult (USD)
1Australia238070
2Belgium230550
3Hong Kong SAR173770
4New Zealand171620
5Denmark165620
6Switzerland146730
7Netherlands136110
8France133560
9United Kingdom131520
10Canada125690
11Japan122980
12Italy118880
13Norway117800
14Spain105830
15Ireland99030
16Taiwan93040
17Austria91830
18Sweden89850
19South Korea89670
20Singapore86720

Given all this, where do you think the best place to live in the world is? Let us know in the comments.

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email alexandra-dimitropoulou@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.