The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database (WIID) collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The database and its documentation are available on this website. WIID2 consists of a checked and corrected WIID1, a new update of the Deininger & Squire database from the World Bank, new estimates from the Luxembourg Income Study and Transmonee, and other new sources as they have became available. WIID2a contains fewer points of data than WIID1 as some overlaps between the old Deininger & Squire data and estimates included by WIDER have been eliminated along with some low quality estimates adding no information.
Gives gini coefficients and income distribution by quintile share for country and year. Not all countries covered all years.
Data format: Excel
159 countries (includes Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Israel, Djibouti, India).
1960-present (limited results before 1960). by Oct 22
Numbeo is the biggest free Internet database about cost of living worldwide!
Numbeo allows you to see, share and compare information about cost of living worldwide, by providing online software which :
allows users to enter or edit cost of living for many cities in the world
calculates derivated indexes such as consumer price index, domestic purchasing power and others
efficiently compares all information by Sep 1
This database contains occupational wage data for 161 occupations in 171 countries from 1983 to 200 8. The occupational wage data are derived from the ILO October Inquiry database ( http://laborsta.ilo.org ) by calibrating the data into a normalized wage rate for each occupation. The normalized wages refer to average hourly or monthly wage rates for adult workers. You will need a major database, statistical program, or programming language to use these files. This dataset is too large to load completely into MS Excel 2000, which has a maximum of 65,536 observations, though Access can be used to read the ASCII datafile . Users without STATA may be interested in STAT/TRANSFER .
Occupational wage data for 161 occupations derived from ILO data.
Data format: Stata, CSV datasets; PDF country profiles
1983-2003. by Oct 22
Data on: population, (un)employment, hours of work, wages, labor cost, consumer prices, occupational injuries, strikes and lockouts, other
Over 200 countries (includes Islamic countries)
Provides latest data available. Some measures go back as far as 1969. by Oct 22