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For example, "their salaries are higher than mine". Is this sentence grammatically correct? Or we have to say "each of their salaries is higher than mine"?

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No need to make English harder than it is already. There is no rule prohibiting comparing groups of things with individual things.

There are some cases where comparing a group to an individual can create an ambiguous statement: those five people have more money than I do. Does this mean that each of the five people has more money than I do, or that the sum of the five people's money is greater than the amount of money I have? There's no way to tell without more context.

We could remove the ambiguity by using a form like the one you suggested at the end of the question: each of those five people has more money than I do. This is not any more grammatical (because the first was perfectly grammatical), but it is less ambiguous.

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