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 incomeLowest estimated earned income
CountryFemaleMaleCountryFemaleMale
Luxembourg$45,938$94,696Malawi$547$747
Ireland26,16051,633Burundi594765
United States30,58149,075Sierra Leone353775
Austria20,03245,095Tanzania569781
Norway33,03443,950Congo, Dem. Rep. of the482931
Switzerland25,31441,258Ethiopia570944
Japan18,13040,885Guinea-Bissau487963
Netherlands24,65239,035Niger560989
Italy18,07038,902Madagascar7041,012
Iceland27,49638,603Mali8001,197
Canada24,27738,374Zambia6701,216
Belgium24,12338,338Kenya1,0371,242
United Kingdom24,44837,506Congo6521,310
Singapore18,90537,125Yemen3971,346
Denmark27,04836,882Central African Republic8361,367
Germany20,85136,114Mozambique1,1101,372
France23,01535,922Burkina Faso9301,405
Australia24,96635,832Eritrea5571,414
Finland24,86235,263Rwanda1,0831,454
Spain16,75133,648Benin7021,475
Source: Human Development Report, 2006, United Nations. Web: hdr.undp.org.