Americans may think of themselves as part of the most prosperous nation in the world, but that doesn't mean they're all worth more than their global counterparts.

In 17 countries, the typical resident makes more than that of the typical American, according to a new report from Credit Suisse. In terms of median wealth per person, the United States lags behind nations in all over the world -- Europe, Asia and Australia, too.

A country's overall economic health seems to have little to do with how much its average citizens are making. Nations like Spain, Ireland and Italy far outpace the United States and Germany, despite skyrocketing unemployment and stagnating GDP growth.

Below Are The 17 Countries Where You're Likely To Be Richer::

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  • 18. The United States of America

    Median wealth per adult: $52,752

  • 17. Germany

    Median wealth per adult: $57,283

  • 16. Taiwan

    Median wealth per adult: $57,347

  • 15. Israel

    Median wealth per adult: $60,385

  • 14. The Netherlands

    Median wealth per adult: $66,056

  • 13. New Zealand

    Median wealth per adult: $68,726

  • 12. Spain

    Median wealth per adult: $71,797

  • 11. Finland

    Median wealth per adult: $86,286

  • 10. Norway

    Median wealth per adult: $87,377

  • 9. Canada

    Median wealth per adult: $89,104

  • 8. France

    Median wealth per adult: $90,271

  • 7. Ireland

    Median wealth per adult: $100,351

  • 6. Switzerland

    Median wealth per adult: $100,901

  • 5. Singapore

    Median wealth per adult: $101,033

  • 4. United Kingdom

    Median wealth per adult: $121,852

  • 3. Japan

    Median wealth per adult: $128,588

  • 2. Italy

    Media wealth per adult: $155,953

  • 1. Australia

    Median wealth per adult: $221,704