Here’s How Much Money You Need To Make To Be In The Top 1% Of Every State

This is interesting.

Come on, admit it. You know you’re curious about how the other half lives.

But just how much money do you really need to be rich?

The answer depends on where you live—of course, it’s no surprise that you need to make a lot more money to be wealthy in New York than in Arkansas.

The Economic Policy Institute did some digging to find out just how much you’d have to earn to be considered part of the top 1 percent of earners in your state. Nationally, you need to earn $389,436 a year, before taxes, to be considered in the top 1 percent of earners in the United States.

Economic Policy Institute

Here’s the state-by-state breakdown of how much income you need to earn to be part of the top 1 percent of earners in your state (the map above rounds up). And just in case you were curious, we threw in the amount you’d have to earn to be in the top .01 percent—try not to faint.

Alabama

Top 1 percent: $283,899

Top .01 percent: $3,992,394

Alaska

Top 1 percent: $365,332

Top .01 percent: $4,781,020

Arizona

Top 1 percent: $309,102

Top .01 percent: $5,090,195

Arkansas

Top 1 percent: $237,428

Top .01 percent: $5,323,445

California

Top 1 percent: $453,772

Top .01 percent: $10,484,559

Colorado

Top 1 percent: $410,716

Top .01 percent: $7,517,480

Connecticut

Top 1 percent: $659,979

Top .01 percent: $18,725,678

Delaware

Top 1 percent: $342,699

Top .01 percent: $4,402,704

Florida

Top 1 percent: $385,410

Top .01 percent: $9,503,505

Georgia

Top 1 percent: $345,876

Top .01 percent: $5,435,322

Hawaii

Top 1 percent: $281,620

Top .01 percent: $4,357,613

Idaho

Top 1 percent: $292,324

Top .01 percent: $4,768,525

Illinois

Top 1 percent: $416,319

Top .01 percent: $8,634,123

Indiana

Top 1 percent: $296,640

Top .01 percent: $4,448,865

Iowa

Top 1 percent: $317,234

Top .01 percent: $4,190,419

Kansas

Top 1 percent: $351,497

Top .01 percent: $6,867,921

Kentucky

Top 1 percent: $267,635

Top .01 percent: $3,716,230

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