American wages are a lot better then European wages, well that is at least if you would believe that most OT'ers would post they make more then 100 k a year. Now of course that would be exaggerated, but stil.. I consider myself 'humble' when it comes to money, you die and you'll lose your money anyway so im not 'attached' to it. My problem is i still live with my parents,and houses are around 320 000$ (and that's a cheap one) i work 40 hours a week ,and earn around 16 800$ a year. Im single, and a simple calculation 320 000/16 800 = 19,05 years(lets say i spend a little money it would take 20 years) It would take me 20 years ,just to pay for the house. In other words there's no way in hell i will be able to pay for a house. Although its personal, i assure you i will not make any judgements towards what you earn. But the problem is i can't 'place' myself amongst other people because no one will talk about their personal income thus making it for me unable to compare , i hoped that with the anonymous and hopefully more serious forum that this is, i could get a decent reply.