Median Income By Country 2020

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.

Median Income By Country 2020

* Data aggregated from 2006–2012 based on at least 2,000 interviews.
Country Median Household Income Median per-capita Income Population 2020
Luxembourg$52,493$18,418625,978
Norway$51,489$19,3085,421,241
Sweden$50,514$18,63210,099,265
Australia$46,555$15,02625,499,884
Denmark$44,360$18,2625,792,202
United States$43,585$15,480331,002,651
Canada$41,280$15,18137,742,154
South Korea$40,861$11,95051,269,185
Kuwait$40,854$7,4874,270,571
Netherlands$38,584$14,45017,134,872
New Zealand$35,562$12,1474,822,233
Hong Kong$35,443$9,7057,496,981
Austria$34,911$12,2849,006,398
Japan$33,822$10,840126,476,461
Germany$33,333$14,09883,783,942
Taiwan$32,762$6,88223,816,775
Singapore$32,360$7,3455,850,342
United Kingdom$31,617$12,39967,886,011
France$31,112$12,44565,273,511
Israel$30,364$7,8478,655,535
Belgium$26,703$10,18911,589,623
Qatar$26,555$5,1172,881,053
Slovenia$25,969$8,6562,078,938
Saudi Arabia$24,980$4,76234,813,871
Bahrain$24,693$4,7781,701,575
Finland$24,615$15,7255,540,720
Czech Republic$22,913$7,82110,708,981
Spain$21,959$7,28446,754,778
Malta$21,141$6,869441,543
Italy$20,085$6,87460,461,826
Cyprus$18,242$4,9321,207,359
Greece$17,777$6,08610,423,054
Slovakia$17,415$5,4555,459,642
Croatia$16,231$5,1774,105,267
Portugal$16,186$5,51910,196,709
Poland$15,338$4,57837,846,611
Belarus$15,085$5,2369,449,323
Argentina$14,432$4,10945,195,774
Lebanon$13,004$2,9606,825,445
Estonia$12,577$5,0311,326,535
Hungary$12,445$4,4939,660,351
Lithuania$12,375$4,7192,722,289
Iran$12,046$3,11583,992,949
Russia$11,724$4,129145,934,462
Mexico$11,680$2,900128,932,753
Montenegro$11,519$3,123628,066
Azerbaijan$11,446$2,43010,139,177
Malaysia$11,207$2,26732,365,999
Ukraine$11,074$3,87643,733,762
Latvia$10,461$4,0001,886,198
Tunisia$8,966$1,64611,818,619
Turkey$8,955$2,53884,339,067
Costa Rica$8,929$2,0325,094,118
Serbia$8,921$3,0208,737,371
Bulgaria$8,487$2,8296,948,445
Panama$8,356$2,0114,314,767
Jordan$8,276$1,55010,203,134
Syria$8,193$1,43117,500,658
Chile$8,098$2,04019,116,201
Uruguay$7,949$2,4883,473,730
Romania$7,922$2,61819,237,691
Algeria$7,849$1,39243,851,044
Brazil$7,522$2,247212,559,417
Kazakhstan$7,492$1,95818,776,707
Albania$7,314$1,9022,877,797
Thailand$7,029$1,79569,799,978
Ecuador$6,858$1,68217,643,054
Mauritania$6,679$7784,649,658
Morocco$6,634$1,13536,910,560
Colombia$6,544$1,53450,882,891
Bolivia$6,399$1,40311,673,021
Libya$6,398$1,0126,871,292
Dominican Republic$6,302$1,62310,847,910
China$6,180$1,7861,439,323,776
Paraguay$6,179$1,2927,132,538
Mongolia$5,922$1,4403,278,290
South Africa$5,217$1,21759,308,690
Peru$5,161$1,07732,971,854
Tajikistan$5,137$7139,537,645
Honduras$4,848$8219,904,607
El Salvador$4,828$1,1146,486,205
Vietnam$4,783$1,12497,338,579
Guatemala$4,516$89817,915,568
Moldova$4,158$1,3294,033,963
Afghanistan$4,121$37838,928,346
Pakistan$4,060$480220,892,340
Kyrgyzstan$4,034$8286,524,195
Comoros$3,912$598869,601
Senegal$3,897$40216,743,927
Armenia$3,865$9262,963,243
Sudan$3,640$57943,849,260
Botswana$3,603$7402,351,627
Angola$3,534$72032,866,272
Laos$3,379$6157,275,560
Sri Lanka$3,242$71921,413,249
Yemen$3,178$40029,825,964
India$3,168$6161,380,004,385
Egypt$3,111$623102,334,404
Bangladesh$2,819$567164,689,383
Haiti$2,735$62711,402,528
Nepal$2,718$51929,136,808
Niger$2,708$30724,206,644
Nigeria$2,667$493206,139,589
Georgia$2,591$7343,989,167
Philippines$2,401$478109,581,078
Chad$2,394$33816,425,864
Sierra Leone$2,330$2337,976,983
Cambodia$2,308$45116,718,965
Indonesia$2,199$541273,523,615
Tanzania$2,154$38459,734,218
Republic Of The Congo$2,106$4165,518,087
Cameroon$2,075$40326,545,863
Ghana$2,050$4731,072,940
Dr Congo$1,988$30889,561,403
Kenya$1,870$40253,771,296
Uganda$1,775$29645,741,007
Burkina Faso$1,530$16820,903,273
Benin$1,502$23712,123,200
Zambia$1,501$28718,383,955
Rwanda$1,101$23512,952,218
Madagascar$1,013$20527,691,018
Liberia$781$1185,057,681
Burundi$673$12911,890,784
Togo$571$2798,278,724