China’s “Comfort Class” | The Bling Dynasty, National Geographic Magazine: Shopping Mall Area | Guangzhou, China

There is a reason Guangzhou was the first city in China to reach first world status (2008). Everyone in Guangzhou, aside from the migrant population, is making an average of $830 a month. Money has approximately four times more buying power in China than the U.S., so that $830 equals $3320 a month in our economy. That is the same buying power of average citizens in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

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