even in communist countries, they didn't have much but at the very least they had an apartment for themselves!
Yes, because in communistic countries, you don't get to keep what you make. I fled one of those countries. My income tax was 52% and the sales tax was 21%. The government would happily fund up to the equivalent of $2000 to those who had no job (regardless of whether or not that was by choice).
Support the country you live in, or go live in the country you support.
52% is quite normal tax for higher incomes in the EU, but we're not a communist country, although if you're from the US you might think differently. We use it to support everything that makes our country a place many people want to live. Except that those who live here complain a lot about too many people wanting to live here, and they complain about taxes of course.
Most families here have an appartment of their own. And chances to get extremely rich here are probably much smaller than in the US, but chances to have a reasonable life are higher.