Global salary comparator

Compare the salaries of different job categories between 144 countries.

Want to search salaries in a specific country in local currency? Click here


  • Select two countries to compare their salaries.
  • Select the currency: U.S. dollar, or PPP (constant 2017, U.S. dollar)
  • Select the job category you want to compare.

The result is displayed if the data are available.

For more information, scroll down and read the FAQ.



Most frequent questions and answers

All the figures given here relate to the gross remuneration in cash and in kind paid to employees, as a rule at regular intervals, for time worked or work done together with remuneration for time not worked, such as annual vacation, other type of paid leave or holidays.

All the figures given here are provided by the International Labour Organization (ILO). They are available here.

To access salaries in local currencies, click here.

Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a money conversion rate used to express the purchasing powers of different currencies in common units. This rate expresses the ratio between the quantity of monetary units required in different countries to purchase the same “basket” of goods and services.

This conversion rate maybe different from the “exchange rate”, as the exchange rate of one currency in relation to another reflects their reciprocal values on the international financial markets and not their intrinsic values to a consumer.

The easiest example of PPP is the Big Mac Index, invented by The Economist.

Other famous institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the OECD, or the European Commission. Some forex traders use it too, to find potentially overvalued or undervalued currencies.

Taxes and tariffs are not accounted for. Different countries’ sales taxes can alter prices of goods and services between states and countries, making a PPP comparison less precise.

Market competition is not considered. Price levels between different goods in different financial markets may differ due to the competitiveness of that country’s demand for that commodity.

Not all countries are covered by this type of study, which means that data for missing countries must be estimated.