Here's how wealthy the average family is in 35 countries around the world

Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesThe United States has the wealthiest households.

  • How much money people have in the bank varies widely from country to country.
  • The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development tracks average household financial wealth across its member countries.
  • Average net worth (not including real estate equity) ranges from $US4,429 in Turkey to $US176,076 in the United States.

How much money people have in the bank varies widely from country to country.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a group of 36 countries around the world, including most of the major developed economies, dedicated to promoting “policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world,” according to the OECD’s website.

The OECD tracks several economic and social statistics for each of its member countries as part of its Better Life Index program. One of the measures is the average household net financial wealth, or the total value of a household’s assets less liabilities, adjusted for the country’s cost of living, in each member country (with the exception of Lithuania, which only recently joined the OECD and thus is not included in the most recent report.)

It’s worth noting that the OECD statistics do not include real estate or housing wealth, as “such information is currently available for only a small number of OECD countries,” according to the OECD.

Average household wealth varies widely across OECD countries, ranging from a low of $US4,429 in Turkey to a high of $US176,076 in the United States. Across the entire OECD, the average household wealth was $US90,570.

Here’s the average household wealth across the OECD countries:

And here’s each country’s average net financial worth, along with its average household net adjusted disposable income, defined by the OECD as “the amount of money that a household earns, or gains, each year after taxes and transfers,” and representing money available for spending.


United States

Average household financial wealth: $US176,076

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US44,049


Switzerland

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Average household financial wealth: $US128,415

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US36,378


Belgium

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Average household financial wealth: $US104,084

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US29,968


Japan

Average household financial wealth: $US97,595

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US28,641


Sweden

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Average household financial wealth: $US90,708

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US30,553


Netherlands

Average household financial wealth: $US90,002

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US28,783


Canada

Average household financial wealth: $US85,758

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US29,850


United Kingdom

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Average household financial wealth: $US83,405

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US28,408


Luxembourg

Average household financial wealth: $US74,141

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US41,317


Denmark

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Average household financial wealth: $US73,543

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US28,950


Iceland

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Average household financial wealth: $US64,398

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US30,453


Italy

Average household financial wealth: $US64,019

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US26,063


Israel

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Average household financial wealth: $US61,805

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US24,036


Austria

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Average household financial wealth: $US59,574

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US32,544


France

Average household financial wealth: $US59,479

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US31,137


Australia

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Average household financial wealth: $US57,462

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US33,417


Germany

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Average household financial wealth: $US57,358

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US33,652


New Zealand

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Average household financial wealth: $US52,718

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US24,366


Ireland

Average household financial wealth: $US43,493

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US25,439


Spain

Average household financial wealth: $US35,443

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US23,129


Korea

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Average household financial wealth: $US33,495

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US21,723


Portugal

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Average household financial wealth: $US31,877

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US20,519


Finland

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Average household financial wealth: $US27,972

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US29,374


Czech Republic

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Average household financial wealth: $US24,258

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US21,103


Hungary

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Average household financial wealth: $US23,289

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US16,821


Chile

Average household financial wealth: $US21,409

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US16,588


Norway

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Average household financial wealth: $US20,347

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US35,739


Slovenia

Average household financial wealth: $US20,048

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US20,505


Greece

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Average household financial wealth: $US18,117

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US17,002


Latvia

Average household financial wealth: $US17,105

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US15,269


Estonia

Average household financial wealth: $US16,967

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US18,665


Poland

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Average household financial wealth: $US14,997

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US18,906


Slovak Republic

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Average household financial wealth: $US10,846

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US20,265


Mexico

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Average household financial wealth: $US4,750

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US13,891


Turkey

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Average household financial wealth: $US4,429

Average household adjusted net disposable income: $US17,067

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