Those buzzkills at CNNMoney created a Google Map that shows what it really means to have $250K/year—which the White House says is a mark that someone is wealthy. Since cost of living is different in various cities, however, that is a sweeping generalization. In some parts of Texas and Florida it may be accurate, but here in New York City (and more specifically, in Manhattan) the local equivalent is $545K. Meaning that is how much you'd have to make to maintain the same lifestyle as someone living in, say, Missoula, Montana. On the upside, you don't live in Missoula; their fresh air is so overrated anyway.