Both pursuing a global approach and perspective WageIndicator Foundation and the GLO collaborate to promote the collection of data in all countries and provide access to this data. The underlying aim is to ensure transparency and enable informed decisions for all actors on the labour market, the academic community, policy makers, employers and workers as well as households and individuals.

Through WageIndicator the GLO provides access to databases on Wages, Income and Prices (including the Minimum Wage database, the Real Wages database & Salary Checks, Wages in Context and Cost of Living / Living Wage data base) as well as on Labour Law and Collective Agreements (including the Labour Law Database and the Collective Agreements Database). In 2022 the foundation added the so-called Labour Rights Index to its products. The index will be updated every two years.

WageIndicator Global Coverage 2023

Data on Wages, Income and Prices

  1. Minimum Wage database
    • Global and national teams collects all minimum wage rates
    • Up to date as gazetted, since 2010
    • Minimum wages regulations for 206 countries
    • Information in English and national language
    • By the start of 2023 in 206 countries
    • Access: https://wageindicator.org/salary/minimum-wage
    • Access to data: office (at) wageindicator.org
  2. Real Wages database & Salary Checks
  3. Cost of Living / Living Wage data base
    • Cost-of-living survey asking for prices of 300 items, since 2014
    • Survey posted on the national WageIndicator websites
    • Offline by foot data-collection using online/offline app in most countries out of 161
    • Result: By the start of 2023 living wage estimates for individual, standard and typical families now for 161 countries
    • Access: Living wages: https://wageindicator.org/salary/living-wage 
  4. Wages in Context
    • National poverty line, Minimum wages, Living wages, Low-Medium-High skilled wages are presented in context

Data on Labour Law and Collective Agreements

  1. Labour Law Database
    • WageIndicator collects data of 50 labour law topics
    • Yearly update, always links to national law, since 2008
    • Text always in English and national language
    • Compliance Check with law and minimum wages, online and offline
    • By the start of 2023 in 135 countries
    • Access: to labour Law:  https://wageindicator.org/labour-laws/labour-law-around-the-world
    • Access to data: office (at) wageindicator.org
  2. Collective Agreements (CBA) Database

About WageIndicator

  • Aim: transparency, assisting workers/employers to make informed decisions on daily basis on the basis of factual information
  • All national WageIndicator websites are in the national language(s); the overall global site is in English: wageindicator.org
  • In 2023 WageIndicator had 40 million visitors, of which approx.  60%  through mobile.  200.000 users completed salary surveys.
  • Target group – workers, job seekers, small employers and social partners, governments, OECD, ILO, and the academic community.
  • Start in 2001 in Netherlands, since 2004 websites in European countries, since 2006 websites in countries in other continents, currently in 206 countries, overseas territories and non-recognised territories. Country overview: https://wageindicator.org/about/wageindicatorcountries
  • Global teams operate from The Netherlands (HQ), and from small offices in: Argentina, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Tanzania, and Italy. There are many national specialized contact persons. In many countries social partners work together with WageIndicator.
  • The Team: https://wageindicator.org/about/internationalteam
  • Access to the databases: https://wageindicator.org/about/researchlab