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People > Migration > Foreign worker salaries: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. Remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers resident in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status, to recipients in their country of origin. Migrants' transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. Data are in current U.S. dollars.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union 99.85 billion 2009
2 United States 48.31 billion 2009
3 Saudi Arabia 25.97 billion 2009
4 Switzerland 19.56 billion 2009
5 Russia 18.61 billion 2009
6 Germany 15.92 billion 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 15.03 billion 2009
7 Netherlands 14.21 billion 2009
8 Italy 12.99 billion 2009
9 Spain 12.65 billion 2009
10 Luxembourg 10.56 billion 2009
11 Kuwait 9.91 billion 2009
12 Malaysia 6.53 billion 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.22 billion 2009
13 Lebanon 5.75 billion 2009
14 Oman 5.31 billion 2009
15 France 5.22 billion 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 4.76 billion 2009
16 China 4.44 billion 2009
17 Norway 4.17 billion 2009
18 Belgium 4.14 billion 2009
19 Japan 4.07 billion 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 3.95 billion 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 3.74 billion 2009
20 United Kingdom 3.67 billion 2009
European Union average (profile) 3.57 billion 2009
Europe average (profile) 3.5 billion 2009
21 Denmark 3.41 billion 2009
22 Austria 3.38 billion 2009
23 Israel 3.28 billion 2009
24 Kazakhstan 3.14 billion 2009
25 Australia 3 billion 2009
26 India 2.89 billion 2009
27 Indonesia 2.7 billion 2009
28 Czech Republic 2.56 billion 2009
29 Ireland 1.99 billion 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.86 billion 2009
30 Greece 1.84 billion 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.84 billion 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.52 billion 2009
31 Portugal 1.46 billion 2009
32 Bahrain 1.39 billion 2009
33 Libya 1.36 billion 2009
34 Hungary 1.34 billion 2009
35 Poland 1.33 billion 2009
36 South Africa 1.16 billion 2009
37 Brazil 1 billion 2009
38 New Zealand 871.16 million 2009
39 Sweden 787 million 2009
40 Argentina 702.22 million 2009
41 Azerbaijan 651.83 million 2009
42 Lithuania 619.67 million 2009
43 Venezuela 581 million 2009
44 Jordan 502.25 million 2009
45 Uganda 463.29 million 2009
46 Finland 453.71 million 2009
47 Brunei 444.82 million 2009
48 Sri Lanka 434.5 million 2009
49 Cyprus 408.96 million 2009
50 Papua New Guinea 322.63 million 2009
51 Jamaica 314.11 million 2009
52 Romania 310 million 2009
53 Costa Rica 238.6 million 2009
54 Panama 229.4 million 2009
55 Cambodia 215.16 million 2009
56 Syria 212 million 2009
57 Slovenia 191.45 million 2009
58 Kyrgyzstan 187.71 million 2009
59 Gabon 185.6 million 2009
60 Armenia 145.15 million 2009
61 Senegal 144.1 million 2009
62 Turkey 141 million 2009
63 Haiti 134.82 million 2009
64 Slovakia 133.85 million 2009
65 Tajikistan 123.63 million 2009
66 Maldives 116.03 million 2009
67 Belarus 112.4 million 2009
68 Netherlands Antilles 105.88 million 2009
69 Mali 104.79 million 2009
70 Moldova 104 million 2009
71 Bolivia 103.47 million 2009
72 Botswana 102.21 million 2009
73 Congo, Republic of the 102.2 million 2009
74 Bulgaria 101.25 million 2009
75 Burkina Faso 99.6 million 2009
76 Croatia 99.27 million 2009
77 The Bahamas 96.32 million 2009
78 Cameroon 94.36 million 2009
79 New Caledonia 92.4 million 2009
80 Colombia 92.23 million 2009
81 Serbia and Montenegro 90.91 million 2009
82 Benin 88.3 million 2009
83 Peru 85.42 million 2009
84 Mongolia 83.44 million 2009
85 Ecuador 81.28 million 2009
86 Tanzania 80.55 million 2009
87 Estonia 80.53 million 2009
88 Aruba 76.74 million 2009
89 Guyana 76.74 million 2009
90 Rwanda 71.44 million 2009
91 Nigeria 65.65 million 2009
92 Zambia 65.62 million 2009
93 French Polynesia 64.33 million 2009
94 Mozambique 63.06 million 2009
95 Morocco 60.96 million 2009
96 Kenya 60.8 million 2009
97 Bosnia and Herzegovina 60.8 million 2009
98 Philippines 58 million 2009
99 Togo 57.63 million 2009
100 Thailand 53.48 million 1991
101 Malta 53.07 million 2009
102 Latvia 45.5 million 2009
103 Guinea 44.87 million 2009
104 Barbados 40.07 million 2009
105 Lesotho 34.68 million 2009
106 Iceland 33.91 million 2009
107 Burma 31.7 million 2009
108 Georgia 31.68 million 2009
109 Iraq 31.4 million 2009
110 Dominican Republic 28.8 million 2009
111 Central African Republic 27.38 million 1994
112 Ethiopia 26.55 million 2009
113 Ukraine 25 million 2009
114 Seychelles 23.89 million 2009
115 Belize 22.8 million 2009
116 Guatemala 22.6 million 2009
117 Laos 22.37 million 2009
118 Niger 22.3 million 2009
119 Fiji 22.21 million 2009
120 Algeria 22.03 million 1991
121 Madagascar 21.2 million 2009
122 El Salvador 20.89 million 2009
123 Cote d'Ivoire 19.54 million 2009
124 Guinea-Bissau 16.75 million 2009
125 Namibia 15.88 million 2009
126 Chad 15.42 million 1994
127 Trinidad and Tobago 14.34 million 1995
128 Tonga 13.51 million 2009
129 Tunisia 12.89 million 2009
130 Nepal 12.33 million 2009
131 Cape Verde 11.83 million 2009
132 Mauritius 11.67 million 2009
133 Honduras 11.58 million 2009
134 Swaziland 10.96 million 2009
135 Albania 10.03 million 2009
136 Mauritania 9.62 million 1998
137 Samoa 8.45 million 2009
138 The Gambia 8.41 million 2009
139 Pakistan 8 million 2009
140 Bangladesh 7.59 million 2009
141 Zimbabwe 7.24 million 1994
142 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7.06 million 2009
143 Mexico 7 million 1982
144 Ghana 6.4 million 2009
145 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5.94 million 2009
146 Djibouti 5.79 million 2009
147 Uruguay 5.62 million 2009
148 Chile 5.6 million 2009
=149 Suriname 5.1 million 2009
=149 Faroe Islands 5.1 million 2009
151 Solomon Islands 4.41 million 2009
152 Turkmenistan 4.4 million 1997
153 Saint Lucia 4.28 million 2009
154 Grenada 3.65 million 2009
155 Comoros 3.5 million 1995
156 Sierra Leone 3.49 million 2009
=157 Vanuatu 2.6 million 2009
=157 Nicaragua 2.6 million 1983
159 Somalia 2.57 million 1983
160 Antigua and Barbuda 2.23 million 2009
161 Sudan 2 million 2009
162 Eritrea 1.31 million 2000
163 Burundi 1.2 million 2009
164 Liberia 1.01 million 2009
165 Kiribati 731,127.3 1994
166 Sao Tome and Principe 546,840 2009
167 Malawi 440,000 2009
168 Equatorial Guinea 331,409.3 1994
169 Dominica 174,628.5 2009
170 Paraguay 100,000 1988

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"Countries Compared by People > Migration > Foreign worker salaries. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank staff estimates based on IMF balance of payments data. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Migration/Foreign-worker-salaries

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