is the place a utopia, no. It's no where near as developed as America, but your also not that much richer than the people there. The difference is you have credit and own things from gradual realistic payments. Over there everything you own and do is upfront cash and the roads still look like this.
every car on this road was bough straight cash. Every building built by cash, which is something the average american couldn't pull off.
I had a person ask me if there were cars in africa. I told him the issue is traffic jams and that i wish there was less cars in africa even.