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Average rates reported by language pair
Language pair Avg. rates per wordAvg. rates per hourSample size
StandardMinimumStandardMinimum
English$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.85/hr$27.32/hr1865
English to Acoli$0.13/wd$0.07/wd$27.00/hr$14.80/hr11
English to Afar$0.12/wd$0.07/wd$28.77/hr$19.69/hr17
English to Afrikaans$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$37.02/hr$27.86/hr123
English to Akan$0.13/wd$0.07/wd$41.11/hr$28.30/hr12
English to Albanian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$41.99/hr$30.97/hr181
English to Amharic$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$38.40/hr$29.83/hr124
English to Arabic$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$33.24/hr$25.05/hr3739
English to Aramaic$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$32.00/hr$26.70/hr11
English to Armenian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$35.54/hr$27.18/hr165
English to Assamese$0.08/wd$0.05/wd$24.12/hr$18.38/hr31
English to Azerbaijani$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$33.43/hr$24.38/hr138
English to Baluchi$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$38.50/hr$25.42/hr13
English to Bambara$0.15/wd$0.10/wd$42.13/hr$28.38/hr10
English to Belarusian$0.08/wd$0.06/wd$28.46/hr$20.63/hr138
English to Bengali$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$31.22/hr$22.65/hr316
English to Bhojpuri (& Tharu)$0.09/wd$0.06/wd$32.77/hr$25.23/hr16
English to Bikol$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$37.56/hr$28.56/hr10
English to Bosnian$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$33.11/hr$25.71/hr217
English to Bulgarian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$31.09/hr$22.72/hr442
English to Burmese$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$33.74/hr$26.54/hr112
English to Catalan$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.18/hr$26.15/hr85
English to Cebuano (Bisayan)$0.11/wd$0.07/wd$36.35/hr$24.14/hr54
English to Chinese$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$36.41/hr$26.36/hr5364
English to Creoles & Pidgins (French-based Other)$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$41.79/hr$28.64/hr17
English to Croatian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$32.46/hr$25.07/hr363
English to Czech$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$32.08/hr$23.77/hr401
English to Danish$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$39.48/hr$30.27/hr356
English to Dari$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$36.02/hr$26.50/hr151
English to Dutch$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.63/hr$27.95/hr584
English to Dzongkha$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$45.63/hr$29.38/hr12
English to Esperanto$0.11/wd$0.10/wd$35.63/hr$26.50/hr19
English to Estonian$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$40.13/hr$28.48/hr66
English to Farsi (Persian)$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$34.17/hr$25.11/hr511
English to Finnish$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$40.03/hr$30.14/hr154
English to Flemish$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$37.19/hr$29.29/hr61
English to French$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.49/hr$27.20/hr5279
English to Fulani$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$44.69/hr$28.50/hr15
English to Galician$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$39.96/hr$29.63/hr21
English to Georgian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$40.91/hr$27.84/hr101
English to German$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$36.15/hr$26.70/hr2649
English to Greek$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$38.00/hr$27.77/hr225
English to Gujarati$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$34.08/hr$24.56/hr141
English to Haitian-Creole$0.14/wd$0.11/wd$43.89/hr$33.55/hr133
English to Hausa$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$31.40/hr$24.47/hr38
English to Hebrew$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.72/hr$27.09/hr574
English to Hiligaynon$0.15/wd$0.12/wd$35.50/hr$24.81/hr21
English to Hindi$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$32.18/hr$23.71/hr817
English to Hmong$0.16/wd$0.12/wd$42.28/hr$31.52/hr64
English to Hungarian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$32.07/hr$23.13/hr594
English to Icelandic$0.15/wd$0.11/wd$41.85/hr$34.30/hr48
English to Igbo$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$32.04/hr$22.93/hr30
English to Iloko$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$24.10/hr$19.19/hr26
English to Indonesian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$32.06/hr$23.08/hr1676
English to Italian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.40/hr$25.61/hr1594
English to Japanese$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$35.89/hr$26.85/hr2737
English to Javanese$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.11/hr$24.10/hr108
English to Kannada$0.09/wd$0.06/wd$27.86/hr$21.38/hr68
English to Karen$0.13/wd$0.12/wd$38.97/hr$29.48/hr17
English to Kashmiri$0.08/wd$0.07/wd$29.55/hr$23.50/hr13
English to Kazakh$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$31.89/hr$25.76/hr86
English to Khmer (Central)$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$39.53/hr$28.36/hr113
English to Kikuyu$0.12/wd$0.11/wd$41.37/hr$32.93/hr16
English to Kinyarwanda$0.14/wd$0.10/wd$38.27/hr$29.60/hr37
English to Kirghiz$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$37.76/hr$27.88/hr25
English to Korean$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$38.30/hr$28.77/hr1510
English to Kurdish$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$40.98/hr$30.58/hr91
English to Lao$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$34.48/hr$27.09/hr66
English to Latin$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$42.02/hr$30.95/hr45
English to Latvian$0.11/wd$0.07/wd$35.66/hr$25.19/hr85
English to Lingala$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$37.20/hr$27.60/hr26
English to Lithuanian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$38.93/hr$27.89/hr122
English to Luo (Kenya,Tanzania)$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$27.47/hr$22.39/hr20
English to Macedonian$0.10/wd$0.09/wd$32.45/hr$24.14/hr92
English to Maithili$0.11/wd$0.09/wd$32.73/hr$27.82/hr13
English to Malagasy$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$37.27/hr$29.19/hr15
English to Malay$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.26/hr$25.29/hr830
English to Malayalam$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$36.10/hr$25.48/hr101
English to Manipuri$0.08/wd$0.06/wd$25.56/hr$20.56/hr11
English to Marathi$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$33.00/hr$24.38/hr143
English to Moldavian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$29.82/hr$23.48/hr20
English to Mongolian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$43.03/hr$30.24/hr81
English to Nepali$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$33.42/hr$22.28/hr91
English to Norwegian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$39.06/hr$29.90/hr308
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$37.36/hr$30.69/hr74
English to Norwegian (Nynorsk)$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$38.75/hr$35.22/hr10
English to Nyanja$0.14/wd$0.09/wd$40.55/hr$25.64/hr11
English to Oriya$0.08/wd$0.06/wd$28.16/hr$21.67/hr33
English to Oromo$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$30.07/hr$22.52/hr32
English to Panjabi$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$32.30/hr$22.78/hr234
English to Pashto (Pushto)$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$35.67/hr$25.41/hr150
English to Persian (Farsi)$0.09/wd$0.06/wd$32.07/hr$23.46/hr349
English to Polish$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.19/hr$25.95/hr1006
English to Portuguese$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.15/hr$26.13/hr4651
English to Romanian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$32.54/hr$23.86/hr863
English to Russian$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$32.14/hr$23.24/hr7755
English to Serbian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$32.25/hr$24.43/hr393
English to Spanish$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.65/hr$26.09/hr14842
English to Tibetan$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$39.16/hr$26.00/hr21
English to zzz Other zzz$0.13/wd$0.11/wd$45.37/hr$32.54/hr53