Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Is your wage above, below or on average to the global salary scale?

International Labour Organization (ILO) has been keeping track and publishing the average wage of workers (not self-employed or people on benefits) in most of the countries in the world for more than a decade.

Recently, BBC has published a ranking of rough wage figure of 72 countries based on ILO's data of year 2009.

According to the report, Luxembourg topped the average world wages in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) dollars. The top 20 are:

  1. Luxembourg ($4089)
  2. Norway ($3678)
  3. Austria ($3437)
  4. United States ($3263)
  5. United Kingdom ($3065)
  6. Belgium ($3035)
  7. Sweden ($3023)
  8. Ireland ($2997)
  9. Finland ($2925)
  10. Korea ($2903)
  11. France ($2886)
  12. Canada ($2724)
  13. Germany ($2720)
  14. Singapore ($2616)
  15. Australia ($2610)
  16. Cyprus ($2605)
  17. Japan ($2522)
  18. Italy ($2445)
  19. Iceland ($2431)
  20. Spain ($2352)
The world average wage is at $1480 and Malaysia ranked 45 in the list with average wage at $961.

In their website, you can key-in your country and your pre-tax monthly wage in local currency, and they can immediately calculate for you your wage in PPP$, and how many percent it is above or below your country average as well as the world average.

Why don't you go there and have a try?


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