According to the 2011 Credit Suisse Global Wealth report, Australia has a median wealth of US$222,000 ($217,559), the highest in the world.
The wealth rate per adult in Australia had quadrupled over the past decade.
— Here. I found out last week my sister was getting $22/hr to wash dishes at a restaurant (her first job out of school). 10 years ago, I got my first job out of high school and was paid $10/hr (high for the time).