Median Household Income

By Pamela Swanigan

The following Purchasing-Power Parity, or PPP, amounts denote an area’s Median Household Income.  PPP is a figure arrived at through a formula that calculates the relative value of different currencies. It denotes a hypothetical “international dollar”.  Figures for U.S. states are given in U.S. dollars.

Canada: $74,550 (PPP $41,280)

Nova Scotia: $67,900

Newfoundland and Labrador: $70,900

Ontario: $75,000

Quebec: $70,500

Saskatchewan: $80,000

British Columbia: $71,650

Alberta: $94,450

Nunavut: $65,530

Northwest Territories: $106,710

United States: $51,000 (PPP $43,585)

West Virginia: $40,200

Mississippi: $37,100

Maryland: $71,100

Norway PPP: $51,489

Germany PPP: $33,333

China PPP: $6,180

Iran PPP: $12,046

Cambodia PPP: $2,308

Mali PPP: $1,983

Liberia PPP: $781