Where are you on the global pay scale?

Do you earn more or less than the world's average wage? Type in your monthly salary and we'll give you the answer.

The average wage, calculated by the International Labour Organization, is published here for the first time. It's a rough figure based on data from 72 countries, omitting some of the world's poorest nations. All figures are adjusted to reflect variations in the cost of living from one country to another, and as Ruth Alexander of BBC radio's More or Less programme underlines, it's all about wage earners, not the self-employed or people on benefits.

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  • Dominican Republic
  • Moldova (Republic of)
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  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Kyrgyzstan Republic
  • India
  • Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • 4089
  • 3678
  • 3437
  • 3263
  • 3065
  • 3035
  • 3023
  • 2997
  • 2925
  • 2903
  • 2886
  • 2724
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  • 1838
  • 1808
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  • 1786
  • 1756
  • 1731
  • 1690
  • 1545
  • 1536
  • 1385
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  • 1338
  • 1267
  • 1215
  • 1135
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  • 1058
  • 1021
  • 996
  • 961
  • 959
  • 954
  • 917
  • 831
  • 783
  • 778
  • 758
  • 753
  • 750
  • 692
  • 686
  • 656
  • 609
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  • 596
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  • 364
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  • 227
New Zealand
$2,274

If your country is not listed this is because no average wage data is available. Data was collected for 72 countries by the UN’s International Labour Organization. Many developing nations are not listed as these economies often have many more self-employed people than wage earners, making an average wage calculation difficult.
To make comparisons in living standards across countries, economists use specially adjusted exchange rates. The figures in this calculation are given in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) dollars. One PPP dollar is equal to 1 US dollar spent in the US. But a US dollar goes further in some countries than in others.
Though they use the same currency, not all eurozone countries will produce the same result - this reflects variations in living standards in different member states. This calculator displays values on the graph up to an equivalent of 10,000 PPP$ only.

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