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MAP: Monthly Personal Disposable Income Around the World

This map shows the difference in Monthly Personal Disposable Income around the world using data from 2014. In this context personal disposable income refers to the income per person after all taxes have been paid.

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Unsurprisingly, in terms of disposable income Switzerland leads the world by a huge margin, with an average disposable income of $6300, which is 2 to 3 times that of its neighbours - Germany ($2850), France ($2,760) and Italy ($2,120).

United States has an average personal disposable income of $3,258 per month which is only about a sixth higher than Canada's average. However,it's worth pointing out the Personal Disposable Income can vary greatly between states / provinces or territories. For instance in Washington D.C. the Personal Disposable Income ($5,450) is roughly double that of Mississippi ($2,650).

The world data was collected by and adapted by NationMaster using a series of surveys carried out from 2010 to 2014 throughout each of the mapped countries. Data for North America was prepared by New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Statistics Quebec

Correction:An earlier version of this infographic also showed the income for Zambia. However, given the high number of respondents that declared high incomes, the average was severely distorted and therefore did not accurately reflect the situation. Therefore, we decided to take out the data on Zambia out of the study and remove it from the map.

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