Median Income By Country 2019

The median income of a nation is a number that falls in the middle of the nation’s income distribution. In other words, half of the nation’s adult residents have disposable income higher than this number, while the other half has disposable income that falls below this number.

In this article, we’ll explore the median income around the world. These figures use purchasing power parity, or PPP, to eliminate variations in exchange rates and to provide the most accurate data.

The highest median income can be found in the nation of Luxembourg. Here, the median income is $38,516. Next on the list is Norway with a median income of $37,129. In third place is Switzerland with a median income of $34,608. Falling only slightly behind Switzerland is the United States, which has a median income of $34,514. The nation with the 5th highest median income is Australia at $31,340. This is also the last nation to have a median income above $30,000.

Other nations with high median incomes include:

On the other end, there are nations that have a very low median income. Poland, Estonia, and Romania have median incomes of less than $14,000. Portugal, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic also have lower median incomes. These figures are based on OECD data.

According to data from Gallup, however, the median household income worldwide is $9,733. Countries with the lowest median income include Libera, Burundi, Mali, Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone, and Madagascar. This data is based on self-reported data that was gathered between 2006 and 2012.

* Data aggregated from 2006–2012 based on at least 2,000 interviews.
Country Median Household Income Median per-capita Income Population 2019
Luxembourg$52,493$18,418615,729
Norway$51,489$19,3085,378,857
Sweden$50,514$18,63210,036,379
Australia$46,555$15,02625,203,198
Denmark$44,360$18,2625,771,876
United States$43,585$15,480329,064,917
Canada$41,280$15,18137,411,047
South Korea$40,861$11,95051,225,308
Kuwait$40,854$7,4874,207,083
Netherlands$38,584$14,45017,097,130
New Zealand$35,562$12,1474,783,063
Hong Kong$35,443$9,7057,436,154
Austria$34,911$12,2848,955,102
Japan$33,822$10,840126,860,301
Germany$33,333$14,09883,517,045
Taiwan$32,762$6,88223,773,876
Singapore$32,360$7,3455,804,337
United Kingdom$31,617$12,39967,530,172
France$31,112$12,44565,129,728
Israel$30,364$7,8478,519,377
Belgium$26,703$10,18911,539,328
Qatar$26,555$5,1172,832,067
Slovenia$25,969$8,6562,078,654
Saudi Arabia$24,980$4,76234,268,528
Bahrain$24,693$4,7781,641,172
Finland$24,615$15,7255,532,156
Czech Republic$22,913$7,82110,689,209
Spain$21,959$7,28446,736,776
Malta$21,141$6,869440,372
Italy$20,085$6,87460,550,075
Cyprus$18,242$4,9321,198,575
Greece$17,777$6,08610,473,455
Slovakia$17,415$5,4555,457,013
Croatia$16,231$5,1774,130,304
Portugal$16,186$5,51910,226,187
Poland$15,338$4,57837,887,768
Belarus$15,085$5,2369,452,411
Argentina$14,432$4,10944,780,677
Lebanon$13,004$2,9606,855,713
Estonia$12,577$5,0311,325,648
Hungary$12,445$4,4939,684,679
Lithuania$12,375$4,7192,759,627
Iran$12,046$3,11582,913,906
Russia$11,724$4,129145,872,256
Mexico$11,680$2,900127,575,529
Montenegro$11,519$3,123627,987
Azerbaijan$11,446$2,43010,047,718
Malaysia$11,207$2,26731,949,777
Ukraine$11,074$3,87643,993,638
Latvia$10,461$4,0001,906,743
Tunisia$8,966$1,64611,694,719
Turkey$8,955$2,53883,429,615
Costa Rica$8,929$2,0325,047,561
Serbia$8,921$3,0208,772,235
Bulgaria$8,487$2,8297,000,119
Panama$8,356$2,0114,246,439
Jordan$8,276$1,55010,101,694
Syria$8,193$1,43117,070,135
Chile$8,098$2,04018,952,038
Uruguay$7,949$2,4883,461,734
Romania$7,922$2,61819,364,557
Algeria$7,849$1,39243,053,054
Brazil$7,522$2,247211,049,527
Kazakhstan$7,492$1,95818,551,427
Albania$7,314$1,9022,880,917
Thailand$7,029$1,79569,625,582
Ecuador$6,858$1,68217,373,662
Mauritania$6,679$7784,525,696
Morocco$6,634$1,13536,471,769
Colombia$6,544$1,53450,339,443
Bolivia$6,399$1,40311,513,100
Libya$6,398$1,0126,777,452
Dominican Republic$6,302$1,62310,738,958
China$6,180$1,7861,433,783,686
Paraguay$6,179$1,2927,044,636
Mongolia$5,922$1,4403,225,167
South Africa$5,217$1,21758,558,270
Peru$5,161$1,07732,510,453
Tajikistan$5,137$7139,321,018
Honduras$4,848$8219,746,117
El Salvador$4,828$1,1146,453,553
Vietnam$4,783$1,12496,462,106
Guatemala$4,516$89817,581,472
Moldova$4,158$1,3294,043,263
Afghanistan$4,121$37838,041,754
Pakistan$4,060$480216,565,318
Kyrgyzstan$4,034$8286,415,850
Comoros$3,912$598850,886
Senegal$3,897$40216,296,364
Armenia$3,865$9262,957,731
Sudan$3,640$57942,813,238
Botswana$3,603$7402,303,697
Angola$3,534$72031,825,295
Laos$3,379$6157,169,455
Sri Lanka$3,242$71921,323,733
Yemen$3,178$40029,161,922
India$3,168$6161,366,417,754
Egypt$3,111$623100,388,073
Bangladesh$2,819$567163,046,161
Haiti$2,735$62711,263,077
Nepal$2,718$51928,608,710
Niger$2,708$30723,310,715
Nigeria$2,667$493200,963,599
Georgia$2,591$7343,996,765
Philippines$2,401$478108,116,615
Chad$2,394$33815,946,876
Sierra Leone$2,330$2337,813,215
Cambodia$2,308$45116,486,542
Indonesia$2,199$541270,625,568
Tanzania$2,154$38458,005,463
Republic Of The Congo$2,106$4165,380,508
Cameroon$2,075$40325,876,380
Ghana$2,050$4730,417,856
Dr Congo$1,988$30886,790,567
Kenya$1,870$40252,573,973
Uganda$1,775$29644,269,594
Burkina Faso$1,530$16820,321,378
Benin$1,502$23711,801,151
Zambia$1,501$28717,861,030
Rwanda$1,101$23512,626,950
Madagascar$1,013$20526,969,307
Liberia$781$1184,937,374
Burundi$673$12911,530,580
Togo$571$2798,082,366