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Average income around the world

The worldwide highest income is earned in Monaco. The smallest budget per capita exists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In our comparison over 88 countries, the USA comes 10th with an average income of 54,960 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
186,710 $15,559 $
2
Liechtenstein
115,530 $9,628 $
3
Norway
93,820 $7,818 $
4
Switzerland
84,180 $7,015 $
5
Luxembourg
77,000 $6,417 $
6
Macau
76,300 $6,358 $
7
Australia
60,070 $5,006 $
8
Denmark
58,590 $4,883 $
9
Sweden
57,810 $4,818 $
10
United States
54,960 $4,580 $
11
Singapore
52,090 $4,341 $
12
Iceland
49,730 $4,144 $
13
Netherlands
48,940 $4,078 $
14
Canada
47,500 $3,958 $
15
Austria
47,120 $3,927 $
16
Ireland
46,680 $3,890 $
17
Finland
46,360 $3,863 $
18
Germany
45,790 $3,816 $
19
Belgium
44,360 $3,697 $
20
United Kingdom
43,340 $3,612 $
21
Hong Kong
41,000 $3,417 $
22
France
40,580 $3,382 $
23
New Zealand
40,080 $3,340 $
24
Japan
36,680 $3,057 $
25
Israel
35,440 $2,953 $
26
Italy
32,790 $2,733 $
27
Spain
28,520 $2,377 $
28
South Korea
27,440 $2,287 $
29
Saudi Arabia
23,550 $1,963 $
30
Slovenia
22,610 $1,884 $
31
Portugal
20,530 $1,711 $
32
Greece
20,290 $1,691 $
33
Greenland
19,290 $1,608 $
34
Estonia
18,480 $1,540 $
35
Czech Republic
18,050 $1,504 $
36
Slovakia
17,310 $1,443 $
37
Chile
14,060 $1,172 $
38
Poland
13,370 $1,114 $
39
Hungary
12,990 $1,083 $
40
Croatia
12,690 $1,058 $
41
Argentina
12,460 $1,038 $
42
Kazakhstan
11,580 $965 $
43
Russia
11,400 $950 $
44
Malaysia
10,570 $881 $
45
Costa Rica
10,210 $851 $
46
Turkey
9,950 $829 $
47
Brazil
9,850 $821 $
48
Mexico
9,710 $809 $
49
Romania
9,500 $792 $
50
China
7,820 $652 $
51
Montenegro
7,240 $603 $
52
Bulgaria
7,220 $602 $
53
Colombia
7,130 $594 $
54
Iran
6,550 $546 $
55
Belarus
6,460 $538 $
56
Peru
6,200 $517 $
57
South Africa
6,050 $504 $
58
Cuba
5,880 $490 $
59
Thailand
5,620 $468 $
60
Serbia
5,500 $458 $
61
Namibia
5,210 $434 $
62
Macedonia
5,140 $428 $
63
Algeria
4,870 $406 $
64
Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,680 $390 $
65
Albania
4,290 $358 $
66
Sri Lanka
3,800 $317 $
67
Philippines
3,540 $295 $
68
Indonesia
3,440 $287 $
69
Egypt
3,340 $278 $
70
Bolivia
3,080 $257 $
71
Morocco
3,040 $253 $
72
Nigeria
2,820 $235 $
73
Ukraine
2,620 $218 $
74
Moldova
2,220 $185 $
75
Vietnam
1,980 $165 $
76
Syria
1,860 $155 $
77
India
1,590 $133 $
78
Ghana
1,480 $123 $
79
Pakistan
1,440 $120 $
80
Kenya
1,340 $112 $
81
Bangladesh
1,190 $99 $
82
Mali
790 $66 $
83
Nepal
730 $61 $
84
Afghanistan
630 $53 $
85
Ethiopia
590 $49 $
86
Gambia
460 $38 $
87
Madagascar
420 $35 $
88
Democratic Republic of the Congo
410 $34 $




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: 2015). In some countries, these initial figures are not regularly collected or published. In this cases the data might be older or estimated.