Top 10 Average Income By Country In 2021 (Country Ranking) !

The average income in a country is defined as a number in the median income distribution. In other words, half of the adult residents in the nation have disposable income higher than that, while the other half have a disposable income lower than that. We will explore the middle income worldwide in this article. Gallup’s 2020 data show that Luxembourg has the highest median household revenue. Including Libera, Burundi, Mali, Benin, Togo, Sierra Leone & Madagascule, the lowest median income countries. These data are based on data collected between 2010 and 2020, which is self-reported.

So, have a look at the countries with the highest average incomes:

10. Netherlands


The Netherlands is the 18th largest nation in the World and has an extremely strong economy. Over 25% of EU gas supplies come from the Netherlands, and since their supply was discovered in 1959, the industry has become the country’s most strong economy. They know that their economies have high per capita GDP ($48,860), low unemployment, and excellent international relations. The Netherlands has economic development and has played a special role for many centuries in the European economy. Sectors in the Dutch economy have been the leaders since the 16th century, including shipping, fishing, agriculture, trading, and banking—high economic freedom in the Netherlands.

Growth rate: 0.22%
World Percentage:0.22%
Average Household Income:$39,584

9. Kuwait


Kuwait’s oil-based economy is the richest in the World. The Dinar of Kuwait is the World’s most prized currency unit. The World Bank says that Kuwait is the seventh-richest per capita country globally and the second wealthiest per capita GCC country (after Qatar). Financial services are part of the non-oil industries. The main export products for Kuwait are oil, refined products, automobiles, other vehicles, light vessels, and cranes/docks floating. It’s a major rich industrial nation that stands out worldwide. It has crude oil reserves of 104 trillion barrels and is estimated to be 10 percent of its resources. All this consideration placed Kuwait on number nine in this top ten average income country in 2021.

Growth rate: 1.81%
World Percentage:0.06%
Average Household Income:$40,854

8. South Korea

South Korea

For the longest working time in the World, South Korea is ranked 3rd on this list. Many Korean workers supported the successful and rapid economic growth in Korea. The nation’s monthly salary in 2020 is projected to amount to approximately USD 5.4 thousand, the highest value of the leaders. Since the end of the Korean War, South Korea has been experiencing rapid economic growth and is now one of the World’s richest countries. The country implemented an export-oriented economic development plan, including heavy education spending and investments in industrial plants. All this consideration placed South Korea on number eight in this top ten average income country in 2021.

Growth rate: 0.13%
World Percentage:0.66%
Average Household Income:$40,861

7. Canada


It is one of the least corrupt nations globally, with a highly globalized economy, and one of the top ten trade nations in the World. Canada, a highly developed state, has the World’s 17th highest nominal per capita income and the 16th highest in the Human Development Index. Canada is known for its universal healthcare system and its citizens generally, funded by relatively high-income tax rates of 33 percent and corporate taxes of 15 percent. Over the last few years, government expenditures have represented some 40 percent of the country’s GDP. The growth of Canadian manufacturing, mining, and service industries has largely ruled since the beginning of the 20th century.

Growth rate: 0.91%
World Percentage:0.49%
Average Household Income:$41,280

6. United States

Although the US has the biggest economy globally, its GDP per capita is not the highest. America ranks 10th in the World, with a GDP per capita of 62,606 dollars. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 74% of full-time American employees receive sick leave, although only 24% of part-time employees receive the same benefits. New York City ($85,746) and Mississippi State with the lowest GDP per person ($34,948) is the largest GDP per capita state. While per capita exports are relatively low, the United States is the largest importer of goods and the second-largest exporter. The United States ranked all of this number six for the top ten average income countries in 2021.

Growth rate: 0.61%
World Percentage:4.27%
Average Household Income:$43,585

5. Denmark


The World Bank classifies the developed mixed economy in Denmark as a high-income economy. The country ranks worldwide in terms of the rights of workers. Denmark is a net food and energy exporter, with a balance of payments surplus over several years, which has converted the country from a net debtor into a net creditor. In Denmark, the services sector dominates the economy, and 80% of its citizens are employees. The people there live comfortably, the World’s tenth-most per capita income, and the inequality in income is fairly low. While most people are employed in the services sector, trade constitutes 50% of the country’s GDP. No minimum wage is available.

Growth rate: 0.35%
World Percentage:0.07%
Average Household Income:$44,360

4. Australia


Australia is competitive internationally with manufactured goods, high-value products, financial insurance services, and technologies. Australia has a long history of financial stability, and since 2018, the average adult has the largest median wealth. The Australian industry is the service sector which accounts for 61.1% of the market and 79.2% of Australia’s citizens. It is Sweden’s richest country and ranks fourth in the top ten annual average incomes. It has a market economy, high GDP per capita, and a relatively low poverty rate. All this consideration placed Australia on number four in this top ten average income country in 2021.

Growth rate: 1.23%
World Percentage:0.33%
Average Household Income:$46,555

3. Sweden


In terms of GDP (gross domestic product) per capita, Sweden is more effective in many well-being measures than most other countries. It is the seventeenth-richest country in the World. Sweden has a mixed economy that focuses on exports. Sweden ranks among all countries at number 9, and according to the World Happiness Report in 2018, 7,314 are the happiest countries. The ease of access to clean potable water and enhanced sanitation facilities are further factors to consider in the quality of life. Regarding healthcare, around four medical doctors per 1000 residents are available, and 2.4 beds per 1,000 individuals are available in the nation.

Growth rate: 0.65%
World Percentage:0.13%
Average Household Income:$50,514

2. Norway


In the European countries (after Luxembourg), Norwegians enjoy the second highest GDP per capita, while the World’s sixth largest per capita GDP (PPP). Nowadays, Norway is the World’s second richest country with monetary value, with the World’s largest pro-capital reserve with many natural resources compared to the population’s size. National natural-related incomes include $51,489 per capita and an average household income. Norway is also the World’s largest oil and natural gas producer outside the Middle East.

Growth rate: 0.80%
World Percentage:0.07%
Average Household Income:$51,489

1. Luxembourg


It has a high market economy in Luxembourg. This is the first country with very little unemployment and inflation, the highest per capita GDP globally at $119,719. Its capital, Luxembourg City, and Frankfurt, Brussels, and Strasbourg, are among the four official capitals of the European Union. In Luxembourg, the population rate is one of the fastest-growing, but the maximum average revenues are $52,493. Luxembourg is the second largest investment fund center worldwide, with an estimated population of 615,729. (after the United States).

Growth rate: 1.85%
World Percentage:0.01%
Average Household Income:$52,493

If you are still curious to find the data of the least ten countries having the lowest average incomes in the World, then here you can go!

RankCountryAverage Household Income
8Burkina Faso$1,530

So, these are all about The Highest ten countries having lowest average incomes in the World! If you want to take a glimpse of all the countries ranking along with their respective median annual income, then  have a look below:

RankCountryAverage Household IncomeAverage Annual Income
6United States$43,585$65,760
8South Korea$40,861$33,720
11New Zealand$35,562$42,760
12Hong Kong$35,443$50,840
18United Kingdom$31,617$42,370
25Saudi Arabia$24,980$22,850


Luxembourg, which has the highest average household income, after $51,489 in Norway, and 50,514 in Sweden, has no coincidence. We have the lowest median household income from the other side of the scale. Togo and Burundi have $571 and $673, respectively, of the lowest average household income. Liberia followed a median family income of $781, by $1013 from Madagascar and $1101 from Rwanda.

Sophia Wadke
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