The Essentials

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy?

When you travel, what’s your definition of wealthy?

You soon discover it depends on your destination and the numbers change.


In a recent survey, Americans say it takes a net worth of $774,000 to be financially comfortable. Want to be wealthy? That number jumps to $2.2 million.


But that’s just an average.


In Chicago, folks there think you need $956,000 to be comfortable and $2.5 million to be wealthy.


In Boston, $892,000 is comfortable but you’ll need $2.7 million to be wealthy.