The Top 10 Status Symbols Today, and the Top 10 Status Symbols From the '80s

Obviously STATUS SYMBOLS change over time.  In the '70s, it meant having a round leopard-skin bed with a mirror on the ceiling.  For some reason, that's NOT still cool today.

 

 

A new survey asked people to name the top status symbols TODAY, then compared them to a similar survey from the 1980s.  Here are the top 10 status symbols today . . .

 

 

1.  A fancy car.

 

2.  A designer watch.

 

3.  A swimming pool.

 

4.  Flying first class.

 

5.  Owning a second home.

 

6.  Having a tennis court.

 

7.  Sending your kids to private school.

 

8.  Having a vacation home.

 

9.  A home with electric front gates.

 

10.  A nanny.

 

 

And only ONE of those things has stayed consistent since the '80s:  Sending your kids to private school. 

 

 

Here are the top 10 status symbols from the '80s . . . and they're mostly things we take for granted today.

 

 

1.  A car phone.

 

2.  A dishwasher.

 

3.  Sending your kids to private school.

 

4.  Having two cars.

 

5.  Going overseas for a vacation.

 

6.  Having a sunroom.

 

7.  Owning a horse.

 

8.  A color TV.

 

9.  Diamond jewelry.

 

10.  Having a cordless phone.

 

 

The survey also found people think a fancy house today costs at least $1 million . . . in the '80s, people thought a fancy house cost $78,000.