A new survey asked people to name the top status symbols TODAY, then compared them to a similar survey from the 1980s.  The ONLY thing that made BOTH lists was sending your kids to private school.

Here are the top 10 status symbols TODAY...


1.  Fancy car

2.  Designer watch

3.  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.  Having a nanny


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


1.  Having a car phone

2.  Automatic 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


9.  Diamond jewelry

10.  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. 


Source: Daily Mail