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These Are the Countries Where Your College Degree Is Worth the Most

In Chile and Brazil, earnings are 2.5 times greater than those with high-school degree
Santiago - Copa America Chile 2015 Host Cities
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It may be time to rethink that move to Manhattan after graduation. South America has the best market for your college degree.

Chile and Brazil are the two countries where it pays the most to have a higher education, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Graduates there can expect to earn more than two and a half times that of their peers who went straight to work after high school. Colombia followed closely behind with the third-largest earnings gap.