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Labor > Compensation of employees > % of expense: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Jordan 57.72% 2004
2 Vanuatu 55.29% 1999
3 Netherlands Antilles 54.87% 1995
4 Belize 53.52% 1997
5 Central African Republic 53.47% 2004
6 Paraguay 52.09% 2005
7 Bahrain 49.78% 2005
8 Kenya 49.54% 2004
9 Macau 49.23% 2005
10 Yemen 48.85% 1999
11 Ecuador 48.64% 1994
12 Namibia 48.61% 2003
13 Afghanistan 47.3% 2005
14 Iran 47.14% 2005
15 Ghana 44.82% 2004
16 Morocco 43.29% 2005
17 Barbados 42.87% 2004
18 Fiji 42.17% 2005
19 The Bahamas 42.08% 2005
20 Swaziland 41.99% 2003
21 Costa Rica 41.41% 2005
22 Saint Kitts and Nevis 41.03% 2003
23 Burkina Faso 40.72% 2005
24 Sudan 40.62% 1999
25 Kyrgyzstan 40.61% 2001
26 Mauritius 39.46% 2005
27 El Salvador 39.25% 2005
28 Tunisia 39.05% 2005
29 Madagascar 38.93% 2004
30 Cote d'Ivoire 38.65% 2005
31 Bhutan 38.58% 2004
32 Lesotho 37.86% 2004
33 Zimbabwe 37.74% 1997
34 Cameroon 37.09% 1999
35 Panama 37.06% 2001
36 Congo, Republic of the 36.97% 2003
37 Burundi 36.81% 1996
38 Cambodia 36.37% 2005
39 United Arab Emirates 36% 1999
40 Rwanda 35.76% 1992
41 Thailand 34.89% 2005
42 Malta 34.76% 2004
43 Senegal 34.07% 2001
44 Cyprus 33.1% 2005
45 Egypt 33.04% 2002
=46 Lebanon 32.97% 2004
=46 Trinidad and Tobago 32.97% 2004
48 San Marino 32.65% 2004
49 Jamaica 31.79% 2005
50 The Gambia 31.67% 1990
51 Algeria 31.54% 2002
52 Oman 31.51% 2001
53 Kuwait 31.4% 2005
54 Zambia 31.13% 1999
55 Singapore 31.11% 2004
56 Botswana 30.95% 1996
57 Togo 30.77% 2005
58 Philippines 30.34% 2005
59 Nicaragua 29.95% 2005
60 Guinea 29.73% 1999
61 Albania 29.67% 2004
62 Iceland 29.63% 2002
63 Malaysia 29.62% 2003
64 Portugal 29.59% 2005
65 Mongolia 29.54% 2003
66 Bosnia and Herzegovina 28.38% 2005
67 Dominican Republic 28.02% 2004
68 Sri Lanka 27.98% 2005
69 Papua New Guinea 27.78% 2002
70 Seychelles 27.04% 2005
71 Croatia 26.32% 2005
72 Sierra Leone 25.98% 2004
73 New Zealand 25.62% 2005
=74 Bangladesh 25.49% 2004
=74 Guatemala 25.49% 2005
76 Benin 25.29% 2005
77 Greece 24.87% 2005
78 Maldives 24.37% 2005
79 Israel 24.28% 2005
80 Ireland 23.98% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 23.35% 2004
81 Bolivia 23.26% 2005
82 Uruguay 22.34% 2005
83 France 22.08% 2005
84 Estonia 21.15% 2004
85 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.05% 2001
86 Chile 20.83% 2005
87 Colombia 20.46% 2005
88 Armenia 20.45% 2005
89 Peru 20.09% 2005
90 Lithuania 19.76% 2005
91 Russia 19.21% 2005
92 Slovenia 18.73% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.3% 2003
93 Mexico 17.09% 2000
94 Georgia 16.73% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 16.59% 2005
95 Italy 16.41% 2005
96 Norway 16.23% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 16.07% 2004
97 Luxembourg 16.05% 2005
European Union average (profile) 15.96% 2005
98 Venezuela 15.93% 2005
99 Romania 15.73% 2002
100 Latvia 15.72% 2005
101 Turkey 15.58% 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.24% 2005
102 United Kingdom 14.97% 2005
103 South Africa 14.78% 2005
104 Hungary 14.3% 2005
105 Moldova 14% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 13.97% 2005
106 Ethiopia 13.52% 2002
107 Serbia and Montenegro 13.51% 2002
108 Denmark 13.45% 2004
109 Brazil 13.11% 1998
110 United States 12.96% 2005
111 Ukraine 12.83% 2005
112 Belarus 12.77% 2005
113 Indonesia 12.73% 2004
114 Slovakia 12.63% 2005
115 Poland 12.11% 2005
116 Canada 12.04% 2005
117 Austria 11.87% 2005
118 Azerbaijan 11.86% 1998
119 Argentina 11.51% 2004
120 South Korea 11.33% 2005
121 Bulgaria 11.25% 2005
122 Uganda 10.59% 2003
123 Sweden 10.44% 2005
124 Finland 10.3% 2005
125 Australia 10.12% 2005
126 India 9.88% 2004
=127 Tajikistan 9.33% 2004
=127 Spain 9.33% 2005
129 Czech Republic 8.55% 2005
130 Netherlands 8.49% 2005
131 Kazakhstan 7.43% 2005
132 Switzerland 7.34% 2002
133 Belgium 6.93% 2005
134 Germany 5.38% 2005
135 Pakistan 4.44% 2005

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