The average remuneration in a country is obtained by dividing the total income after taxes by the total number of the employed population.
Based on data from Numbeo, we present a list of the 11 African countries with the highest monthly salary after tax.
The quoted salaries are adjusted for living expenses.
1. South Africa: One of Africa’s biggest economies boasts the highest average monthly salaries on the continent. The average wage in the rainbow nation stands at $1,506.50.
2. Botswana: The Southern African country ranks second on the list with an average monthly wage of $976.88.
3. Mauritius: The Indian Ocean Island nation ranks third in Africa. The average monthly wage standing at $533.18.
4. Kenya: The East African country has an average monthly wage of $422.75.
5. Morocco: The North African country has the fifht highest average monthly wage, standing at $417.75
6. Tunisia: The second North African country on this list. Ranking number 6 in Africa with an average monthly income of $281.55.
7. Ghana: The highest ranked West African country on this list, Ghana has an average monthly income of $269.19
8. Algeria: The third North African country on this list. Algeria has an average monthly income of $239.98.
9. Egypt: The ancient country in Northeastern Africa has an average monthly income of $206.16.
10. Ethiopia: The historically rich country in the horn of Africa has an average monthly income of $193.75.
11. Nigeria: The giant of Africa, most populous and biggest economy on the continent has the 11th highest average monthly income. It stands at $191.53.
Globally, Switzerland boasts the highest average income of $6,282.43. This is followed by Singapore ($4,092.70), Australia ($3,879.71), United States ($3,616.48) and Norway ($3,536.10).
Canada ranks 12th with an average monthly income of $2,874.28 with Ireland in 13th place ($2,842.64).
The UAE is in 15th place ($2,836.26) while the United Kingdom is in 18th (2,696.95).