Or maybe better, what income is right? Ok so my boss and I had this conversation recently. We are both making enough money to be in a, let's just say higher tax bracket. And we discussed at what income level or what kind of raise would we need to feel like we were actually able to live a different life-style. He said he would need to be in the 300k range or higher to really take a step-change in lifestyle, or where he would feel it more than just buying extra stuff or using credit cards a little less. For example he recently took his entire family to Cancun and flew them all first class, and he is not what I would consider rich. My thoughts were more along the line of percentages. If my income went up by 50% I would feel it for sure, as most would, but it would realistically be more the difference between driving better cars and having nicer things more than like retiring early or hiring a live-in maid or something. So what do you think? I have included both percentage increases to income and income groupings and you can choose more than one, but I have kept it anonymous in hopes people will answer somewhat truthfully. How much more money would you need to really have it affect your lifestyle? To clarify, choose from the following: You would need X to feel it in your lifestyle: any up to 50% raise in income 50 % to double current income 2X to triple current income 4-5X current income more than 5X current income or in real dollars increase your income to one of these brackets to really feel a change in your standard of living: up to 100k 100k to 200k 200k to 300k 300k to 500k more than 500k I chose 2x to triple my current income is what I would need to really feel it in my day to day life more than just buying more or nicer things.