Estimated Earned Income, by Country, 2004

(in U.S. dollars)

Roughly derived on the basis of the ratio of the female nonagricultural wage to the male nonagricultural wage, the female and male shares of the economically active population, total female and male population and GDP per capita (in purchasing power parity terms in US dollars).

Highest estimated earned income Lowest estimated earned income
Country Female Male Country Female Male
Luxembourg $45,938 $94,696 Malawi $547 $747
Ireland 26,160 51,633 Burundi 594 765
United States 30,581 49,075 Sierra Leone 353 775
Austria 20,032 45,095 Tanzania 569 781
Norway 33,034 43,950 Congo, Dem. Rep. of the 482 931
Switzerland 25,314 41,258 Ethiopia 570 944
Japan 18,130 40,885 Guinea-Bissau 487 963
Netherlands 24,652 39,035 Niger 560 989
Italy 18,070 38,902 Madagascar 704 1,012
Iceland 27,496 38,603 Mali 800 1,197
Canada 24,277 38,374 Zambia 670 1,216
Belgium 24,123 38,338 Kenya 1,037 1,242
United Kingdom 24,448 37,506 Congo 652 1,310
Singapore 18,905 37,125 Yemen 397 1,346
Denmark 27,048 36,882 Central African Republic 836 1,367
Germany 20,851 36,114 Mozambique 1,110 1,372
France 23,015 35,922 Burkina Faso 930 1,405
Australia 24,966 35,832 Eritrea 557 1,414
Finland 24,862 35,263 Rwanda 1,083 1,454
Spain 16,751 33,648 Benin 702 1,475
Source: Human Development Report, 2006, United Nations. Web:

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Estimated Earned Income, by Country, 2005 Economic Statistics Population Living Below $2 a Day, Developing Countries
Estimated Earned Income, by Country, 2004


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