WageIndicator Foundation - Living Wage

WageIndicator Foundation aims to assist individual workers and employers with real wage data during negotiations and job search; workers, employers and labour inspectors with comprehensive insight in national Labour Law, and how to comply with the law; and individual workers and employers with problems of daily working life. The national WageIndicator websites function as online, up to date labour market libraries for workers, employers, governments, academics and media alike.

WageIndicator collects data about the cost of living in 140 countries. This data is used to compute a living wage, currently for 119 countries. The Living Wage is specified for family type. In its ‘Wage in Context’ pages, the living wages are compared to the ruling minimum wages and the wages earned by unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers.

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# and type of entity140 Countries
Region Global
FrequencyBiannually
# of metrics disclosed100+
# of data points gathered per entityN/A
Year of first public disclosure2014
Data collection method Primary field research, Secondary desk research, Crowd-sourcing
Data verification methodCrowdsourced: Mechanism for Crowd Accuracy Challenges and Updates
Themes evaluated Living wage, Minimum wages, Wages
Vehicle for disclosureWebpage
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureWeb visitors, Workers in factories, Unions, NGOs and civil society, Media