This is another interesting article from Pew Research. As part of a new study, Pew Research Center designed income calculators to help you determine where you fit on the income ladder in Western Europe.
Whilst I commend the initiative, it fairs to point out that class in Europe is about more than income. It’s to do with social background, family wealth, and education. Consider the example of drop-out children from privileged backgrounds who live off their parents’ income and wealth – are they middle class or have they been relegated?