Spain also has a better social care system than us so there "poor," generally have better conditions than are. My boy spent a semester abroad in Spain last year and showed me what public housing was like there and it definitely was nicer than what we have here. Plus, healthcare and the works etc.
Ninjahood, I actually think in terms of IQ your prolly a decently smart dude you just really need to expand your horizon. Your main basis there for comparing cultures are looking at high end designer brands that are basically global entities and cars. Those are such insignificant material measurements man.
I know your not a rich guy or anything, but you do have the benefit of being young, childless and single? Why not sell some of that "Porsche money," and travel somewhere whether it is Europe/Latin America/Africa etc. Life experiences you get from traveling are priceless experiences that are much more valuable than "Da Foams."