Australians weigh in on what REALLY makes a person ‘rich’ in 2020 – after the debate went viral

Australians have weighed in on what really makes a person ‘rich’ in 2020, after the debate went viral earlier this week.

The subject came up after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last week that those earning $180,000 were not rich.

Some of the most common responses from Aussies on the Kyle and Jackie O show included buying Aesop soap, wearing Pip Edwards’ P.E. Nation activewear and owning matching towels by Sheridan.

Australians on the Kyle and Jackie O show have weighed in on what really makes a person ‘rich’ in 2020, after the debate went viral earlier this week (Kyle and Jackie pictured)

'You can really tell if someone is wealthy by what candles they have in their home,' Kyle said on the show (Diptyque candles pictured)

‘You can really tell if someone is wealthy by what candles they have in their home,’ Kyle said on the show (Diptyque candles pictured)

FANCY SCENTED CANDLES 

‘You can really tell if someone is wealthy by what candles they have in their home,’ Kyle said on the show.

Candles by the French brand Diptyque – which retail for around $90 – were particularly highlighted as a wealth indicator.  

‘They smell beautiful and take ages to burn out,’ Kyle added.

One of the radio show's listeners said she knows someone is rich by the fact that they have matching towels, especially if they're by Sheridan (pictured)

One of the radio show’s listeners said she knows someone is rich by the fact that they have matching towels, especially if they’re by Sheridan (pictured)

AESOP HAND SOAP 

Similarly, Jackie said if you have hand wash by L’Occitane or Aesop, then ‘you’re a baller’.

‘They have brands that look fancy in Woolies and Coles [but they’re not the real deal],’ she added. 

MATCHING SHERIDAN TOWELS

One of the radio show’s listeners said she knows someone is rich by the fact that they have matching towels:

‘When you go to someone’s house and they have beautiful matching Sheridan towels, [you know they’re rich],’ she said.

Often, these towels are white and look as though they have never been touched. 

Fellow listener Farrah explained that whenever she is at the gym, she knows someone is wealthy if they are wearing Pip Edwards' activewear brand P.E. Nation (pictured) or Lorna Jane

Fellow listener Farrah explained that whenever she is at the gym, she knows someone is wealthy if they are wearing Pip Edwards’ activewear brand P.E. Nation (pictured) or Lorna Jane

P.E. NATION OR LORNA JANE ACTIVEWEAR

Fellow listener Farrah explained that whenever she is at the gym, she knows someone is wealthy if they are wearing Pip Edwards’ activewear brand P.E. Nation or Lorna Jane.

‘I’m there wearing Cotton On and they’re in their designer – they’re so rich,’ she said. 

FRESH FLOWERS AT HOME 

If you’ve been to someone’s house and they always have fresh flowers, then listener Michelle said you know they’re ‘balling’, 

‘If you have fresh flowers in your house all the time like Roxy Jacenko, then you’re definitely rich,’ she said. 

FOXTEL

Kyle said if someone has Foxtel, then they are certainly rich.

He revealed he has Foxtel in every room in his house, which can be an even bigger indicator as you have to pay per box. 

If you've been to someone's house and they always have fresh flowers, then listener Michelle said you know they're 'balling' (stock image)

If you’ve been to someone’s house and they always have fresh flowers, then listener Michelle said you know they’re ‘balling’ (stock image)

NOT SHAKING THE PETROL NOZZLE

Listener Nikki said if you’re someone who never shakes the petrol nozzle when you’re filling up, then you’re rich.

‘I reckon you know you’re rich when you go to fill up your car and you don’t need to shake the nozzle to get the last bits out,’ she said.

Both Kyle and Jackie said they are ‘shaking that nozzle non-stop’. 

MAKING YOUR BABY’S FORMULA IN FIJI WATER

Listener Jenny said people who make their baby’s formula bottles with Fiji Water are ‘uber rich’.

The majority of people mix up formula using tap water, but if you go for the bottled variety, then you’re wealthy. 

Previously, Australians shared some of the signs that make you rich in Australia in 2020, including exclusively flying Qantas (stock image)

Previously, Australians shared some of the signs that make you rich in Australia in 2020, including exclusively flying Qantas (stock image)

What are some of the other signs you’re rich in Australia in 2020?

* White furniture

* People who don’t wash their own hair

* Backyard pool, especially if it’s heated

* Buying the snacks at the cinema and not at Aldi beforehand

* Multiple streaming services

* Choosing express postage at the checkout, just because

* Buying furniture from Pottery Barn

* Spending more than $4 on a punnet of blueberries

* Clawfoot baths

* Owning an ice dispenser machine on your fridge

* Exclusively flying Qantas

* Buying Sirena tuna

* Over-pronouncing words

* Not sorting prices low to high

* Taking children to fancy restaurants

* Using summer as a verb

* Buying basics from Country Road 

Clawfoot baths are one of the surefire indicators that you're rich, according to Aussies (stock image)

Clawfoot baths are one of the surefire indicators that you’re rich, according to Aussies (stock image)

The debate about what makes you a rich Australian went viral earlier this week, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said someone earning $180,000 isn’t rich. 

According to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, average weekly earnings have gone up by 3.8 per cent in the six months to May 2020. 

This means that Aussies working full-time earned an average of $1,713.90 a week or $89,122.80 a year.

However, these figures were before Australia plunged into it’s first recession in almost 30 years.

Buying Sirena tuna (stock image) is one of those things that signifies wealth, as this can often cost $7 per tin

Buying Sirena tuna (stock image) is one of those things that signifies wealth, as this can often cost $7 per tin

Some of the most common responses detailed on Facebook and on a Mamamia podcast included buying Sirena tuna, exclusively flying Qantas and owning a clawfoot bath.

Others highlighted having an ice dispenser on your fridge, over-pronouncing words with a ‘rich accent’, clawfoot baths and people who don’t sort prices from low to high as rich.

Some said those who use the word summer as a verb, such as when they say ‘I’m summering in Byron’, are also always rich.  

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