I still hate this post.
The cost of living, on average, in all of those places is over 30% more than in the US. Not opposed to higher wages, but opposed to incomplete, sensationalized, information.
Land of the free home of the rich
What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.
Welcome. ARM YOURSELVES WITH KNOWLEDGE.