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Affluent Investor | April 30, 2017

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April 21, 2017 |

Visualization of the U.S. States that Depend on Foreign Trade the Most

In the past several years, nationalistic rhetoric and support for protectionist trade policies have risen sharply across the world. The election of President Donald Trump signaled that Americans are dissatisfied with the economy, including foreign trade. But others point … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State? A Visual Answer

Even if you rent instead of own, property tax still is an important component of your housing cost. Your landlord will take the tax on his house – your home – into account to calculate your rent. So either way, … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

The Income Tax Pyramid Shows Half the Country Pays Almost Nothing

Thank God for the 1%. That much-maligned minority, the richest percent of Americans, pay 39.5% of all Federal Income Tax. That is one of the most eye-catching figures in a study released by the Tax Foundation earlier this month. To … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

See Where Immigrants Out-Earn U.S. Born Citizens

America is a nation built by immigrants, and on the premise that anyone can make it to the top. While that may be true, most new arrivals find themselves starting at the bottom of the pile. Right across the country, … Read More

March 20, 2017 |

This Map Reveals the Top 2017 Brands for each Country

You can probably rattle off the names of a few dozen countries around the world. But can you name each of those countries’ biggest brands? Probably not. And yet, many of those brands have more money and power than most … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

America Rules the Innovation World

By some metrics, China may already be the world’s biggest economy. But America is still #1, and by a long shot, in an equally important field: number of patents registered. Patents may not animate as many discussions as GDP or … Read More

March 13, 2017 |

Trump Inherits Worst Recent Housing Affordability Ratio

Is the American Dream dead? If home ownership as an attainable goal for the average American is the yardstick, then it is struggling – and currently in worse shape than it has been since the time of Richard Nixon, … Read More

February 28, 2017 |

The Cost of Being an American Tourist

Good news for globe-trotting Americans: most countries around the world are free or very cheap to get in to. But, as this map shows, some countries do charge through the nose for a visa. And it’s not the ones you … Read More

February 27, 2017 |

This Chart Contains a Few Hidden Surprises About the World Economy

According to the latest data on global GDP released by the World Bank this February, the U.S. still is the world’s biggest economy – by far. As shown by this Voronoi diagram, the United States (24.3%) generates almost a quarter of … Read More

January 24, 2017 |

How Many Hours Do People Have to Work to Buy a Gallon of Petrol?

Oil is the most important commodity in the world. Oil leads to petrol, the vital fuel that runs our economy, including our personal vehicles. Wages and petrol prices across the globe vary significantly, leading to a large difference in the … Read More

January 5, 2017 |

The Best 2016 Money Visualizations

Who thought numbers could ever be this much fun? Nobody – that’s why we at make sure to find the right graph that brings home the significance of the stats and the facts behind the figures. Here are 10 … Read More

December 22, 2016 |

How Much of Your Country’s Debt Rests on Your Shoulders

National debt is one of the most debated issues in politics. After the global recession, people began questioning debt and the implications of too much debt. While some country’s have high debt and some have low, a better measure is … Read More

December 19, 2016 |

Unprecedented Spending Trends in America, in One Chart

Consumer spending makes up a large percentage of the United States economy. We all have bills to pay and mouths to feed. But where do Americans spend their money? Take a look at the chart below to see a breakdown … Read More

December 12, 2016 |

Will You Get a Hike or a Cut From Trump Tax Plan?

“Reduce taxes across-the-board, especially for working and middle-income Americans”: that was Trump’s campaign pledge. And now the Donald is about to move into the White House and is backed by Republican majorities in both House and Senate. Which means he … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Student Debt Hits New Record

Did you graduate in 2015? Did you take out a student loan? Then your debt upon entering the job market was exactly $30,100. At least, that is the national average according to TICAS, the Institute for College Access and Success.

Some … Read More

November 8, 2016 |

Which Government System is the Best for People’s Wealth?

We have created a map which shows the per-capita GDP based upon the type of government in a country. The larger the country appears on the map, the higher the GDP per capita.

GDP for Republics

The map … Read More

November 2, 2016 |

See Who is Bringing Offshore Money into the U.S

The United States is the most popular country in the world for foreign investment according to the Organization for International Investment. It is easy to forget how foreign investment in the U.S. substantially benefits the economy. The map below illustrates … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Map Shows Startup Capital is Not San Fran, It’s In Texas!

Although most Americans might think that San Francisco is the hub of job creation from startups, 2014 data from the United States Census Bureau shows otherwise. Rather, the epicenter of job creation from startups in the U.S. is in … Read More

October 21, 2016 |

The Fourth World, Visualized

The world is full of unique and diverse cultures, spread out across various countries. But not all of these countries have developed in equal proportion. The United Nations tracks all countries of the world, follows the development of each and … Read More

October 10, 2016 |

The Gay vs. Straight Pay Gap, Visualized

Gay marriages have higher joint incomes that straight ones. And on average, married gay men earn even more than married lesbians. These graphs show by how much exactly.

The figures come from the Office of Tax Analysis Working … Read More

September 28, 2016 |

The World Map of Billionaires

Billionaires are the richest of the rich. Many young entrepreneurs hope to one-day reach this ultimate financial milestone. But before these entrepreneurs are allowed to join this group, they first must ask how did billionaires acquire their wealth in the … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

Redistribution Upwards

Income inequality is a growing concern across the world. In the United States, the distribution of income controlled by the wealthiest Americans has been growing for some time now. View our Voronoi diagram below to see a time-lapse of the distribution … Read More

September 23, 2016 |

Will the “Least Terrible” Candidate Win the Elections?

Find the best candidate for the job, elect them to office: that is how democracy should work. But that is not what this election feels like to most Americans.


As this graph above shows, only about 1 in … Read More

September 13, 2016 |

Visualizing the Tourism Economy Around the World

Traveling the world is a dream of many young jet-setters across the world. Tourism has always been a popular industry, but which countries enjoy the most tourism and which countries spend the most on travel? Take a look at our … Read More

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