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Where do you fit in terms of income?

(437 Posts)
brasty Thu 20-Apr-17 17:05:35

This tool tells you where you fit in in terms of income i.e.what proportion of the population is richer or poorer than you in terms of income.

www.ifs.org.uk/wheredoyoufitin/

KanielOutis Thu 20-Apr-17 18:28:17

I'm higher than 54% of people. I have included salary, DDs DLA, tax credits, child benefits, DH carers allowance and ExH child maintenance. We are comfortable, but live in SE where money doesn't go far.

witsender Thu 20-Apr-17 18:31:51

Higher than 41%, we both work part time though.

Teabagtits Thu 20-Apr-17 18:32:37

I'm higher than 5% of the population. So at least not at the bottom :-/

MrGrumpy01 Thu 20-Apr-17 18:33:16

I'm higher than 13%. I didn't include ds's DIA though. And it is pretty rough figures as we are away so I am pretty much guessing a ball park figure.

KellyBoo000 Thu 20-Apr-17 18:34:22

Apparently higher than 88% of people hmm don't believe that at all, we have cheap rent and average debts and still have too much month left at the end of the money.

Bloggybollocks Thu 20-Apr-17 18:35:16

Higher than 88% but surely where you live should be taken into account too?!

FluffyEwok Thu 20-Apr-17 18:35:39

higher than 86 % of people ! bloody hell

Pinkandwhiteblossoms Thu 20-Apr-17 18:35:58

Higher than 68%. We are comfortable.

littleflowershop Thu 20-Apr-17 18:37:00

Higher than 94% but it's all relevant really isn't it? Live just outside London and although we aren't struggling with money we definitely have to budget x

Glittter Thu 20-Apr-17 18:37:02

Hahaha it says higher than 94%-I don't think this is accurate, we are skint, have 1 car and can't afford to buy a house!

Move2yorkshire Thu 20-Apr-17 18:38:47

Higher than 90%. Higher than I expected

GinAndOnIt Thu 20-Apr-17 18:38:58

We are higher than 69% of the population with just OH's salary - we always seem to be broke though confused perhaps because of where we are in the country.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Thu 20-Apr-17 18:40:11

Higher than 20% of the population.

Goodygumdrops1 Thu 20-Apr-17 18:42:13

We have a higher income than 78% of the country apparently confused certainly doesn't seem that way! Live in a two bed semi which is mortgaged, we do have two decent cars, I work four days a week as support staff in a school, husband in building trade. One child, £500 a month childcare. Holiday in the canaries twice a year (cheap and cheerful accommodation) which we save for. Also need a new fridge, front door and washing machine but saving for them at the moment!

ttcnovice Thu 20-Apr-17 18:45:09

Higher than 95% confused most certainly doesn't feel like it! Is it not all relative to your outgoings though?

MiltopMighty Thu 20-Apr-17 18:45:25

This can't be right.

Asmoto Thu 20-Apr-17 18:47:19

Higher than 62% confused That's my full time wage and husband's tiny part time one - our position must have been bumped up by having no children, I think, because we're comfortable but hardly high earners.

Nanasueathome Thu 20-Apr-17 18:48:05

Mine comes out at higher than 53%
Bit misleading though as it does not take disposable income into account
Some with higher percentages will have mortgage or rent to pay
I own my home and am mortgage free

Howlandbreathe Thu 20-Apr-17 18:48:12

Is this flawed ? Seemed low to me ?

lilyroses Thu 20-Apr-17 18:49:39

87%

topcat2014 Thu 20-Apr-17 18:50:03

Top 10% individually - top 20% as a household.

ShowMePotatoSalad Thu 20-Apr-17 18:51:19

Higher than 67%, which is astonishing to me. We get by comfortably but I find it a bit depressing to think 67% of people are less well off than us. confused

HolditFinger Thu 20-Apr-17 18:51:44

Income higher than 91% of the population shock Holy shit.

MiltopMighty Thu 20-Apr-17 18:52:15

It is misleading as I have acquaintances who might say they have no income but they are independently wealthy and don't have to have gainful employment. They have access to money but it isn't strictly income. I think people like that skew data like this. The range isn't wide enough to allow for the vast disparity.

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