Interestinh! What's your source of data here?From figures from October 2022, to be in the top 10% of the wealthiest people in the world, your household needs a net worth of just over $200,000 NZ (meaning a couple with a deposit for the average house in NZ are within the world’s top 10% wealthiest people) while if your household net worth is just over $1.7m NZD, you’re within the world wide 1 percenters.
If you just want to include NZ, to be within the top 10%, your household net worth is just over $2 mil while an individual needs just under $4 mil to be considered a 1 percenter in NZ.
And if you’re wondering how much you need to earn in NZ to be in the top 1% internationally, earning the average wage of $61,000 in NZ puts you into that international category. If you’re married and on the jobseeker benefit in NZ, you “earn“ more than 90% of the world’s working population.
In other words, it’s all about who you’re comparing yourself (or others) to, if you’re looking just in NZ or internationally, and if you’re considering income or wealth.