In most cases, comparing yourself to others is a self-defeating pursuit—all it usually does is give you a bad case of keeping up with the Joneses.
But there are instances when playing the comparison game can be beneficial, like knowing how your credit score measures up with the rest of the nation.
If you discover that your score hovers at the below-average level, perhaps you’ll be motivated to boost it. And if you’re ahead of the pack, it can inspire you to maintain your lead.
At the very least, knowing how others are faring could give you the nudge you may need to check in on your own credit score—and help you determine how lenders are gauging your credit risk before you apply for a mortgage, car loan or credit card.
Ready to take stock of how you stack up? Let the numbers below be your guide.