How does your country rank economically?
There are many factors that must be considered when addressing this query and the answer isn't always simple.
However, you can get an idea by looking at both minimum wages for public sector jobs and, when available, private sector jobs. The latter, combined with a country's GDP can be used to get a rough figure of a nation's economic health.
Below is a list of Arab countries ranked from lowest to highest based on their set minimum wage.
Note: If you don't find your country on the first list, keep scrolling down, it will be on the second list for GDP per capita.
Minimum wage: $120-$140 USD per month
Minimum wage: $176–$266 USD per month
Minimum wage: $225 USD per month
Minimum wage: $310 USD per month
Minimum wage: $148-$325 USD per month
Minimum wage: $592 USD per month, in addition to allowances of $263 USD per month for citizens only. The extra allowance does not apply to foreign workers.
3. Saudi Arabia
Minimum wage: $632 USD per month
Minimum wage: $795 USD for citizens in the public sector
Countries such as the UAE do not have a legal minimum wage.
We also reviewed a country's economic status based on GDP per capita, a strong indicator of a country's economic health and projection.
This is based on the amount of money a country makes, divided by the number of people within its population.
Below is a list of each country's GDP per capita, from highest to lowest:
- Qatar - $59,330 USD
- UAE - $37,622 USD
- Kuwait - $28,975 USD
- Bahrain - $22,354 USD
- Saudi Arabia - $20,028 USD
- Oman - $14,982 USD
- Lebanon - $7,914 USD
- Libya - $5,602 USD
- Jordan - $4,087 USD
- Algeria - $3,843 USD
- Tunisia - $3,688 USD
- Egypt - $3,514 USD
- Morroco - $2,832 USD