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In the books, we only see prices for various items in Wizard money. But how much do the wizards earn? What is considered a 'rich wizard' or a 'poor wizard' in terms of income? I know that some rich families (eg. The Malfoys) are rich due to accumulated wealth, but I am interested in income figures only.


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I thought about this a few months ago, as everybody must earn a living, right?

A popular fan-site produced an article which may be of use.

It doesn't appear that they earn a great deal in short, however there are a few exceptions. Based on the maths from the article, I should think the average would be between £27,000 and £35,000. With a lack of lower earning examples it is hard to form a more accurate conclusion from this.

  • How does it compare to an average Muggle income?
    – TimSparrow
    Jul 24, 2017 at 14:12
  • In fairness, if the article is anything to go by, and their maths seems fairly close. I would say very comparable. Jul 24, 2017 at 14:27
  • can it be expressed in Wizard currency (i.e. Galleons)?
    – TimSparrow
    Aug 1, 2017 at 10:05

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