How does your salary compare with international standards?

 ·30 Mar 2012
SA Money

A BBC News Magazine web page enabled users to find out how their salary compare with gl0bal average wages.

The BBC News website explains that the average wage, calculated by the International Labour Organization, is a rough figure based on data from 72 countries, omitting some of the world’s poorest nations.

“All figures are adjusted to reflect variations in the cost of living from one country to another, and as Ruth Alexander of BBC radio’s More or Less programme underlines, it’s all about wage earners, not the self-employed or people on benefits,” BBC News states.

According to the website, South Africa’s average wage is $1,838 per month – slightly higher than the global average of $1,480.

To check how your salary compares to global standards, visit the BBC pay comparison website

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