Unequal world: enormous gulf in incomes between countries and regions

Brilliant graphic from the OECD showing the disparity in disposable incomes between different regions. As you can see, disposable incomes in the richest region of Paris (Ile de France) are roughly in line with the lowest-paid region of the United States.

UPDATE (13:45): As a number of you have pointed out on Twitter, the disparity between European and non-European countries in the graphic above has to be set against the fact that most European states have welfare systems which are more generous than those in place in the US and elsewhere.