Where do you stand?

More and more people are talking about the growing gap between rich and poor. But what does it actually mean for you?

Just answer the two questions below to find out how much you earn compared to everyone else – and how much better (or worse) off you’d be in a more equal New Zealand…

* We need to know your household size so that we can compare like with like. Someone who earns $1000 a week after tax and lives alone has a very different standard of living to someone who also earns $1000 a week but is supporting a partner and two children. Knowing your household size helps us calculate your real spending power and put you in the right place on the spectrum. Data source: Table B.4, Household Incomes in New Zealand (2014b) Bryan Perry, Ministry of Social Development.