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Estimated Earned Income, by Country, 2005

(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
Norway $30,749 $40,000 Yemen $424 $1,422
Sweden 29,044 36,059 Congo, Dem. Rep. of the 488 944
Denmark 28,766 39,288 Sierra Leone 507 1,114
Iceland 28,637 40,000 Guinea-Bissau 558 1,103
Finland 26,795 37,739 Niger 561 991
Australia 26,311 37,414 Malawi 565 771
United Kingdom 26,242 40,000 Burundi 611 791
Netherlands 25,625 39,845 Tanzania 627 863
Canada 25,448 40,000 Nigeria 652 1,592
Switzerland 25,056 40,000 Eritrea 689 1,544
United States 25,005 40,000 Zambia 725 1,319
France 23,945 37,169 Benin 732 1,543
Hong Kong 22,433 40,000 Madagascar 758 1,090
Belgium 22,182 40,000 Côte d'Ivoire 795 2,472
Germany 21,823 37,461 Ethiopia 796 1,316
Ireland 21,076 40,000 Sudan 832 3,317
New Zealand 20,666 29,479 Mali 833 1,234
Israel 20,497 31,345 Congo 841 1,691
Luxembourg 20,446 40,000 Togo 907 2,119
Singapore 20,044 39,150 Central African Republic 933 1,530
Source: Human Development Report, 2007/2008, United Nations. Web: hdr.undp.org.

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