Total Personal Average Income - International Comparison

 
 
Methodology:   The total personal average income per capita is obtained from household budget surveys (such as the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey, the Netherlands Family Income and Expenditure Survey, the Swedish Household Budget Survey, etc) and converted in international dollars using the IMF PPP exchange rates [d] adjusted with the U.S. inflation rate. This reflects the personal purchasing power worldwide that would be obtained in 2005 in the U.S. Unless otherwise noted, the income excludes owner-imputed rent and includes non-monetary income of self-supplied goods and services.
 
 

Annual Total Personal Average Income in Constant 2005 International Dollars

Country   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer   Source
 
U.S.   19,776   23,484   18,516   1,509   552   2,830   U.S. Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey, 2005, [19].
Switzerland   17,330   26,423   17,095   1,981   1,004   6,336   Enquête sur les Revenus et la Consommation, 2004, [35].
Germany   17,069 (1)  24,337 (1)  12,728   1,436   2,725 (1)  7,447   Germany Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 2003, [8].
UK   16,710   20,534   13,962   1,642     4,107   UK Family Expenditure Survey, 2005, [21].
Austria   14,909             EU-SILC Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, 2003, [9].
France   14,490     8,567 (4)  726 (4)  662 (4)  4,535 (4)  France Enquête budget des familles, 2001, [36].
Netherlands   14,393   24,162   12,951   2,223   48   8,940   2000 Family Income and Expenditure Survey, 2000, [27].
Australia   14,185   17,924           Australia Household Expenditure Survey, 2004, [16].
Taiwan   13,982   17,138   10,574   2,757   787   3,017   Survey of Family Income and Expenditure in Taiwan, 2005, [10].
Sweden   13,746             Sweden Household Budget Survey, 2005, [23].
New Zealand   12,830   16,033   11,223   1,459     2,052   New Zealand Household Economic Survey, 2004, [26].
Japan (3)  11,842   14,082   13,256   73     453   Japan Statistical Yearbook,, 2005, [17].
Spain   11,779   13,481   7,683   1,483   216   3,546   Encuesta Continua de Presupuestos Familiares, 2002, [9].
Korea   11,338   12,934   8,032   2,897     996   Korean National Statistical Office, 2005, [28].
Hong Kong (2)  9,853   10,372           Hong Kong General Household Survey, 2004, [9].
Singapore   9,603   12,004   9,904   1,477   348   276   Singapore Household Expenditure Survey, 2003, [20].
Israel   9,160   11,479   7,656   1,168     2,380   Israel Household Expenditure Survey and Income Survey, 2004, [11].
Russia   6,442   7,126   4,618   812   634   919   Federal State Statistics Office, 2005, [31].
Czech Republic   6,168   7,880   4,610   1,119   87   1,931   Czech Republic Microcensus, 2002, [9].
Latvia   5,339     3,488 (4)  528 (4)  (4)  1,286 (4)  Household Budget Survey, 2005, [32].
Slovakia   5,165   6,604   4,880   310   33   1,294   Household Budget Survey, 2003, [9].
Brazil   5,052   5,663   2,402   1,104     850   Pesquisa de Orcamentos Familiares, 2003, [29].
Lithuania   4,965     2,810 (4)  680 (4)  12 (4)  1,121 (4)  Statistics Lithuania, 2005, [33].
Poland   4,525     2,118 (4)  552 (4)  14 (4)  1,796 (4)  Household Budget Survey, 2003, [9].
Thailand   3,197   3,566   1,569   945   64   945   Thailand Household Economic Survey, 2001, [37].
Mexico   3,136   3,523   2,054   345   438   317   Encuesta National de Ingresos y Gastros de los Hogares, 2002, [9].
China   3,029     1,901   675   60   549   China Statistical Yearbook, 2004 rural+urban, [30].
Romania   2,916   3,317   1,480   962   20   720   Romanian Statistical Yearbook - Population Income, Expenditure, and Consumption, 2004, [38].
Philippines     2,603           Family Income and Expenditure Survey, 2003, [34].
 
 
  (1) Incl. owner-imputed rent.
  (2) Median.
  (3) Limited to workers' households with two or more household members. Does not include single-member, unemployed, or elderly households.
  (4) Net.
 

 

References

 
[8]   Federal Statistical Office of Germany.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Household income and expenditure statistics.
[10]   National Statistics Republic of China (Taiwan).
[11]   Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
[16]   Australian Bureau of Statistics.
[17]   Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2007.
[19]   U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[20]   Statistics Singapore.
[21]   UK National Statistics Office.
[22]   Statistics Norway.
[23]   Statistics Sweden.
[25]   Statistics Austria.
[26]   Statistics New Zealand.
[27]   Netherlands Central Bureau Voor de Statistiek, 2004 Statistical Yearbook.
[28]   Korean National Statistical Office.
[29]   Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica.
[30]   National Bureau of Statistics of China.
[31]   Federal State Statistics Office of Russia.
[36]   Institut National de la Statistique et des tudes conomiques.
[37]   Thailand National Statistical Office.
[38]   Romania National Institute of Statistics.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.