Internet Drags Couple Who Says Making $500,000 A Year Makes Them ‘Average’

When it comes to yearly income, it almost seems like it’s never enough—especially when you have a mortgage, children, bills, loans, etc. adding up. Many of us are not lucky enough to make six figures in our jobs. In fact, six figures would be a dream.

But, according to one anonymous couple in NYC—six-figures makes them average. And, not just $100,000—nope, they think $500,000 makes them average.

The couple broke down their expenses online. They’re each 35 years old, with two young children, and each partner makes $250,000 a year as a lawyer. And somehow they still end up feeling “average,” according to CNBC. Yep, half a million a year is earned by this household and they still think they’re “average.”

Here’s exactly where their money goes.


Wow, they have a home (as you can tell from the mortgage), three cars, and are able to pay for sports and music lessons for the kids. They give $18,000 a year to charity while paying off school loans, but they still manage to put away $36,000 in their 401ks, too.

As you can imagine, the internet could not help but mock these people.

One person pointed out that 401k and charitable contributions are not actually “expenses.”

The same goes for the mortgage principal.

Another person pointed out that this couple will have saved so much money by the age of 66.

Did you catch the part about threeeeeee (3!) vacations a year?

Someone claimed that there are 129 million Americans making less than $35,000 a year, comprising 56 percent of Americans with income.

Maybe not so “average” after all?

h/t: CNBC, @darth