Visualisation: Adequacy of social pensions

The first chart shows the benefit levels of social pensions as a percentage of GDP per capita. This gives an indication of the adequacy of social pensions relative to average incomes in each country, and is useful for international comparison. The calculations use economic data from the IMF's World Economic Outlook Database.

Use the filters on the right to filter countries by region and level of economic development.

Click on the download icon at the bottom right of the chart to access the data in your customised table or download an image. You can also download the full database in Excel.

The second chart shows the absolute benefit level of social pensions in PPP$ (purchasing power parity dollars) compared to the GDP per capita of each country (also in PPP$). This gives a picture of how benefit levels of social pensions compare to the level of economic development of each country. There is a clear trend that social pensions in countries with relatively higher incomes have higher benefit levels than those in poorer countries. However, there are many outliers. Countries below the line have lower benefit levels than the trend, and those above the line have higher benefit levels than the trend.

Use the filters on the right to filter countries by region and level of economic development.