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Average income around the world

The worldwide highest income is earned in Monaco. The smallest budget per capita exists in Madagascar. In our comparison over 88 countries, the USA comes 9th with an average income of 56,180 USD.

The average income is calculated by gross national income and population. On dividing all annual incomes and profits by the amount of the countrie's population, it will show the average income per capita. Included in this amount are all salaries and wages but also other unearned income on investments or capital gain.

Despite this calculation the average wage index in the US for 2013 is about 44,888 USD (~ 3740 USD/month).
RankCountryAverage income
annually
monthly

1
Monaco
186,080 $15,507 $
2
Liechtenstein
116,300 $9,692 $
3
Norway
82,330 $6,861 $
4
Switzerland
81,240 $6,770 $
5
Luxembourg
76,660 $6,388 $
6
Macau
64,580 $5,382 $
7
Iceland
56,990 $4,749 $
8
Denmark
56,730 $4,728 $
9
United States
56,180 $4,682 $
10
Sweden
54,630 $4,553 $
11
Australia
54,420 $4,535 $
12
Ireland
52,560 $4,380 $
13
Singapore
51,880 $4,323 $
14
Netherlands
46,310 $3,859 $
15
Austria
45,230 $3,769 $
16
Finland
44,730 $3,728 $
17
Canada
43,660 $3,638 $
18
Germany
43,660 $3,638 $
19
Hong Kong
43,240 $3,603 $
20
United Kingdom
42,390 $3,533 $
21
Belgium
41,860 $3,488 $
22
New Zealand
39,070 $3,256 $
23
France
38,950 $3,246 $
24
Japan
38,000 $3,167 $
25
Israel
36,190 $3,016 $
26
Italy
31,590 $2,633 $
27
South Korea
27,600 $2,300 $
28
Spain
27,520 $2,293 $
29
Saudi Arabia
21,750 $1,813 $
30
Slovenia
21,660 $1,805 $
31
Portugal
19,850 $1,654 $
32
Greenland
19,290 $1,608 $
33
Greece
18,960 $1,580 $
34
Estonia
17,750 $1,479 $
35
Czech Republic
17,570 $1,464 $
36
Slovakia
16,810 $1,401 $
37
Lithuania
14,770 $1,231 $
38
Chile
13,530 $1,128 $
39
Poland
12,680 $1,057 $
40
Hungary
12,570 $1,048 $
41
Croatia
12,110 $1,009 $
42
Argentina
11,960 $997 $
43
Venezuela
11,760 $980 $
44
Turkey
11,180 $932 $
45
Costa Rica
10,840 $903 $
46
Malaysia
9,850 $821 $
47
Russia
9,720 $810 $
48
Romania
9,470 $789 $
49
Mexico
9,040 $753 $
50
Brazil
8,840 $737 $
51
Kazakhstan
8,710 $726 $
52
China
8,260 $688 $
53
Bulgaria
7,470 $623 $
54
Montenegro
6,970 $581 $
55
Cuba
6,570 $548 $
56
Equatorial Guinea
6,550 $546 $
57
Iran
6,530 $544 $
58
Colombia
6,320 $527 $
59
Peru
5,950 $496 $
60
Thailand
5,640 $470 $
61
Belarus
5,600 $467 $
62
South Africa
5,480 $457 $
63
Serbia
5,280 $440 $
64
Macedonia
4,980 $415 $
65
Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,880 $407 $
66
Albania
4,250 $354 $
67
Sri Lanka
3,780 $315 $
68
Philippines
3,580 $298 $
69
Egypt
3,460 $288 $
70
Indonesia
3,400 $283 $
71
Bolivia
3,070 $256 $
72
Morocco
2,850 $238 $
73
Nigeria
2,450 $204 $
74
Ukraine
2,310 $193 $
75
Moldova
2,120 $177 $
76
Vietnam
2,050 $171 $
77
Syria
1,840 $153 $
78
India
1,680 $140 $
79
Pakistan
1,510 $126 $
80
Ghana
1,380 $115 $
81
Kenya
1,380 $115 $
82
Bangladesh
1,330 $111 $
83
Nepal
730 $61 $
84
Ethiopia
660 $55 $
85
Afghanistan
580 $48 $
86
Gambia
440 $37 $
87
Democratic Republic of the Congo
420 $35 $
88
Madagascar
400 $33 $




Official data is published by several organisations like World Bank, International Monetary Fund or the OECD on a regular basis. Unfortunately there are no standardized procedures to adjust inflation, currency fluctuations or real purchase power. Thats why each institution has its own ranking and varying results.

Therefore the data above is solely calculated by the quotient of gross national income and the country's population with the atlas method. For both values, we take the latest official figures which is regularly from the previous year (here: 2016). In some countries, these initial figures are not regularly collected or published. In this cases the data might be older or estimated.