How Rich Am I?

You are in the richest 0% of the world's population.

Your income is more than 0 times the global average.

If you were to donate 10% of your income:

You would still be in the richest 100% of the world's population.
Your income would still be more than 0 times the global average.

And with your donation, every year...

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Against Malaria Foundation would be able to distribute ??? mosquito nets

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Schistosomiasis Control Initiative would be able to treat ??? people for neglected tropical diseases

This is equivalent to saving ?? lives



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This calculator lets you know how rich you are globally, adjusting for the cost of living in your country and the size of your household. It also compares your income to the global average, referring to the median.

The data on world income distribution is from several sources. The figures for between the richest 1% and the richest 21% are based on micro data from national household surveys carried out in 2008, kindly provided by Branko Milanovic, author of The Haves and the Have-Nots. The figures for the poorest 73% are based on the 2008 data from PovcalNet, adjusted based on the approximation that the surveys covered unbiased samples of the poorest 80% of the world's population. The figure of $70,000 for the top 0.1% is from Milanovic's book. All figures have been adjusted for the Consumer Price Index measure of inflation.

Your income is adjusted for the cost of living in your country according to data from Numbeo.

Your income is adjusted for the size of your household using the notion of equivalisation. The OECD equivalence scale is used, according to which additional adults (aged 14 and older) are weighted by 0.7 and children (aged under 14) are weighted by 0.5 compared to the first adult.

The figures for the cost of a mosquito net and the cost of a neglected tropical disease treatment are from GiveWell's pages on the Against Malaria Foundation and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. The figure of $3,400 to save a life is from GiveWell's page on the Against Malaria Foundation here.