Living Wage Resources

‘Living wage’ is defined as:

” The remuneration received for a standard workweek by a worker in a particular place sufficient to afford a decent standard of living for the worker and her or his family. Elements of a decent standard of living include food, water, housing, education, health care, transportation, clothing, and other essential needs including provision for unexpected events” — Global Living Wage Coalition

Access the following resources to learn more about the living wage in different locations and practical guidance on how to implement this into your company policies and procedures.


Video- Living Wage: Making it a Reality

Watch this e-learning video from Social Accountability International to understand what the living wage is and how it is calculated.

Global Living Wage Coalition Map

This tool includes a map which can be searched to select a regional living wage, or view benchmark reports by country.

ILO Global Wage Report (2020-2021)

This report, which has a special focus on the impact of Covid-19, analyses trends and statistics related to wages that are observed over the course of the past year.

Living Wage Auditor Guidance

Prepared for the Global Living Wage Coalition, this guidance helps social auditors incorporate living wage into their regular auditing procedures.