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How long it takes to become a millionaire? Find out

Last updated on: February 14, 2013 10:22 IST

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Although the global economy is going through a slowdown, there are some countries where becoming a millionaire takes less time than other nations.

Let's take a look and find out how long it takes to become a millionaire.

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The United States

At market exchange rate: 20 years

At purchasing-power parity: 20 years

Global rank: 1

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Norway

At market exchange rate: 20 years

At purchasing-power parity: 30 years

Global rank: 2

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Switzerland

At market exchange rate: 22 years

At purchasing-power parity: 32 years

Global rank: 3

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Australia

At market exchange rate: 24 years

At purchasing-power parity: 34 years

Global rank: 4

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Denmark

At market exchange rate: 30 years

At purchasing-power parity: 40 years

Global rank: 5

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Canada

At market exchange rate: 32 years

At purchasing-power parity: 38 years

Global rank: 6

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Japan

At market exchange rate: 34 years

At purchasing-power parity: 46 years

Global rank: 7

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France

At market exchange rate: 38 years

At purchasing-power parity: 48 years

Global rank: 8

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Germany

At market exchange rate: 40 years

At purchasing-power parity: 47 years

Global rank: 9

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The United Kingdom

At market exchange rate: 47 years

At purchasing-power parity: 49 years

Global rank: 10

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Italy

At market exchange rate: 48 years

At purchasing-power parity: 51 years

Global rank: 11

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Spain

At market exchange rate: 55 years

At purchasing-power parity: 55 years

Global rank: 12

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Israel

At market exchange rate: 55 years

At purchasing-power parity: 60 years

Global rank: 13

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South Korea

At market exchange rate: 58 years

At purchasing-power parity: 48 years

Global rank: 14

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Portugal

At market exchange rate: 80 years

At purchasing-power parity: 70 years

Global rank: 15

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Chile

At market exchange rate: 160 years

At purchasing-power parity: 130 years

Global rank: 16

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Turkey

At market exchange rate: 230 years

At purchasing-power parity: 148 years

Global rank: 17

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Bulgaria

At market exchange rate: 260 years

At purchasing-power parity: 125 years

Global rank: 18

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Image: Women walk past shopping carts at a department store in Sofia.
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Mexico

At market exchange rate: 310 years

At purchasing-power parity: 205 years

Global rank: 19

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Romania

At market exchange rate: 349 years

At purchasing-power parity: 190 years

Global rank: 20

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