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Gender Pay Gap (As % of Monthly Earnings) (%), 2013 or latest
Labour | December 2, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2013, South Korea ranked the highest in Gender Pay Gap (As % of Monthly Earnings) with 36.6% followed by Japan and Israel. On the other end of the scale was New Zealand with 5.60%, Belgium with 6.40% and Greece with 6.90%.

Data for more countries are available at Gender Pay Gap (As % of Monthly Earnings) indicator page.

Gender Pay Gap (As % of Monthly Earnings) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.4% 11.9% 16.4% 14.0% 16.0%
Austria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21.6% 20.9% 19.4% 19.2% 18.6% ...
Canada % ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.8% 20.5% 19.8% 18.8% 19.2%
Chile % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.10% ... 16.0% ... ...
Czech Republic % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.1% 18.0% 15.3% 16.0% 16.5%
Finland % ... ... ... ... ... ... 21.4% 21.2% 19.7% 18.9% 18.6% ...
Germany % ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.3% 17.9% 17.6% 16.9% 16.6% ... ...
Israel % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21.2% 22.0% 20.3% 20.7% 21.8% ... ...
Japan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31.7% 30.7% 28.3% 28.7% 27.4%
Mexico % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 12.5% 22.2% 16.7% 11.6% 10.0%
Portugal % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.3% 15.6% ... 13.5% 15.2% ...
South Korea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.2% 39.0% 38.6% 39.6% 36.6%
Sweden % ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.4% 15.4% 14.9% 14.3% 15.9% ...
USA % ... ... ... ... ... ... 19.8% 20.1% 19.8% 18.8% 17.8%
United Kingdom % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 21.6% 21.8% 20.7% 19.2% 18.2%