Gender Pay Gap

Based on a comparison of 29 countries in 2006, Estonia ranked the highest in Gender Pay Gap with 25.0% followed by Cyprus and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Malta with 3.00%, Belgium with 7.00% and Portugal with 8.00%.

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Countries Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Austria % ...           20.0 20.0 ... 17.0 18.0    
Belgium %             13.0 12.0 ... ... 6.00    
Bulgaria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22.0 21.0 18.0 16.0    
Croatia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.0 11.0   ...
Cyprus %             26.0 26.0 25.0 25.0 25.0    
Czech Republic % ... ...         22.0 20.0 19.0 19.0 19.0    
Denmark %             15.0 15.0 18.0 18.0 17.0    
Estonia %             25.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0   ...
Finland % ... ...         17.0 17.0 20.0 20.0 20.0    
France %             13.0 14.0 13.0 12.0 12.0    
Germany %             21.0 21.0 22.0 23.0 23.0    
Hungary % ...           21.0 20.0 16.0 12.0 14.0    
Ireland %             19.0 17.0 ... 14.0 11.0    
Italy %             6.00 6.00 ... ... 7.00   ...
Latvia % ... ... ... ...     20.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 14.0    
Lithuania % ...           16.0 16.0 16.0 17.0 16.0    
Luxembourg %             15.0 16.0 17.0 15.0 14.0    
Malta % ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.0 9.00 6.00 4.00 4.00    
Netherlands %             21.0 19.0 19.0 18.0 19.0   ...
Norway % ... ... ...       17.0 17.0 16.0 16.0 16.0    
Poland % ... ... ... ... ...   ... 12.0 11.0 11.0 10.0    
Portugal %             8.00 10.0 8.00 9.00 5.00    
Romania %             17.0 18.0 17.0 18.0 14.0    
Slovakia % ... ... ... ... ...   22.0 23.0 27.0 23.0 24.0    
Slovenia % ...           12.0 11.0 9.00 7.00 8.00    
Spain %             15.0 17.0 21.0 18.0 15.0    
Sweden %             18.0 18.0 17.0 16.0 17.0    
Switzerland %   ...   ...   ... 21.0 ... 21.0 ... 19.0 ...  
United Kingdom %             21.0 21.0 23.0 22.0 22.0