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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$36.79/hr$27.23/hr1913
English to Acoli$0.13/wd$0.08/wd$27.08/hr$16.33/hr13
English to Afar$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$28.93/hr$20.93/hr19
English to Afrikaans$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.43/hr$27.26/hr128
English to Akan$0.13/wd$0.08/wd$36.67/hr$26.62/hr15
English to Albanian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$41.81/hr$30.95/hr189
English to Amharic$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$38.10/hr$29.67/hr135
English to Arabic$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$33.14/hr$25.02/hr3917
English to Aramaic$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$32.00/hr$26.70/hr11
English to Armenian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.61/hr$27.28/hr173
English to Assamese$0.08/wd$0.05/wd$23.78/hr$18.04/hr32
English to Azerbaijani$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$32.82/hr$23.84/hr147
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$0.09/wd$0.06/wd$29.15/hr$21.14/hr143
English to Bengali$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$30.97/hr$22.50/hr336
English to Berber (Other)$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$37.14/hr$26.43/hr10
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$33.00/hr$25.58/hr222
English to Bulgarian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$31.12/hr$22.71/hr448
English to Burmese$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$33.45/hr$25.92/hr122
English to Catalan$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.04/hr$26.15/hr87
English to Cebuano (Bisayan)$0.11/wd$0.07/wd$36.95/hr$24.55/hr55
English to Chinese$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$36.45/hr$26.40/hr5509
English to Creoles & Pidgins (French-based Other)$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$39.64/hr$26.86/hr17
English to Croatian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$32.36/hr$24.95/hr370
English to Czech$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$32.03/hr$23.73/hr419
English to Danish$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$39.65/hr$30.69/hr363
English to Dari$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$35.53/hr$26.22/hr157
English to Dutch$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.51/hr$27.93/hr602
English to Dzongkha$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$45.63/hr$29.38/hr12
English to Esperanto$0.11/wd$0.10/wd$35.76/hr$26.59/hr20
English to Estonian$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$41.26/hr$29.22/hr70
English to Farsi (Persian)$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$34.03/hr$24.99/hr530
English to Finnish$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$40.46/hr$30.44/hr160
English to Flemish$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.78/hr$28.77/hr67
English to French$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.41/hr$27.15/hr5440
English to Fulani$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$42.73/hr$28.56/hr17
English to Galician$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$39.96/hr$29.63/hr22
English to Georgian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$39.73/hr$27.33/hr111
English to German$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.12/hr$26.69/hr2703
English to Greek$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$37.76/hr$27.73/hr232
English to Gujarati$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$34.26/hr$24.56/hr148
English to Haitian-Creole$0.14/wd$0.11/wd$44.08/hr$34.00/hr138
English to Hausa$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$29.92/hr$23.98/hr42
English to Hebrew$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.74/hr$26.98/hr594
English to Hiligaynon$0.16/wd$0.12/wd$36.13/hr$25.36/hr22
English to Hindi$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$31.99/hr$23.59/hr844
English to Hmong$0.16/wd$0.11/wd$41.82/hr$31.14/hr66
English to Hungarian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$32.03/hr$23.17/hr608
English to Icelandic$0.15/wd$0.11/wd$41.86/hr$33.83/hr51
English to Igbo$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$30.78/hr$22.19/hr34
English to Iloko$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$24.10/hr$19.19/hr26
English to Indonesian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$31.81/hr$22.92/hr1728
English to Italian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.39/hr$25.62/hr1636
English to Japanese$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$35.86/hr$26.82/hr2791
English to Javanese$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.66/hr$24.05/hr113
English to Kamba$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$36.00/hr$24.11/hr10
English to Kannada$0.08/wd$0.06/wd$27.56/hr$21.01/hr74
English to Karen$0.13/wd$0.12/wd$37.98/hr$29.50/hr18
English to Kashmiri$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$29.17/hr$23.62/hr14
English to Kazakh$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$30.50/hr$24.29/hr98
English to Khmer (Central)$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$39.20/hr$28.18/hr113
English to Kikuyu$0.12/wd$0.10/wd$40.05/hr$31.46/hr18
English to Kinyarwanda$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$37.59/hr$29.78/hr39
English to Kirghiz$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$36.31/hr$27.16/hr27
English to Korean$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$38.11/hr$28.56/hr1592
English to Kurdish$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$40.53/hr$30.23/hr100
English to Lao$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$34.39/hr$27.19/hr66
English to Latin$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$42.87/hr$31.91/hr47
English to Latvian$0.11/wd$0.07/wd$37.03/hr$26.24/hr87
English to Lingala$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$37.31/hr$27.69/hr27
English to Lithuanian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$39.21/hr$28.29/hr125
English to Luo (Kenya,Tanzania)$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$27.18/hr$22.67/hr21
English to Macedonian$0.10/wd$0.09/wd$32.27/hr$23.97/hr93
English to Maithili$0.11/wd$0.09/wd$30.92/hr$25.77/hr14
English to Malagasy$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$36.75/hr$29.25/hr16
English to Malay$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.38/hr$25.29/hr898
English to Malayalam$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$36.09/hr$25.41/hr103
English to Manipuri$0.08/wd$0.06/wd$25.00/hr$20.00/hr12
English to Marathi$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$32.36/hr$24.04/hr151
English to Moldavian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$29.82/hr$23.76/hr20
English to Mongolian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$42.58/hr$29.91/hr85
English to Nepali$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$33.28/hr$22.12/hr93
English to Norwegian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$38.73/hr$29.68/hr317
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$37.07/hr$30.46/hr75
English to Norwegian (Nynorsk)$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$38.75/hr$35.22/hr10
English to Nyanja$0.14/wd$0.10/wd$37.77/hr$24.38/hr13
English to Oriya$0.08/wd$0.06/wd$28.22/hr$21.45/hr35
English to Oromo$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$30.07/hr$22.60/hr36
English to Panjabi$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$32.31/hr$22.77/hr239
English to Pashto (Pushto)$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$35.10/hr$25.08/hr155
English to Persian (Farsi)$0.09/wd$0.06/wd$32.04/hr$23.39/hr363
English to Polish$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.13/hr$25.91/hr1025
English to Portuguese$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.97/hr$26.00/hr4829
English to Serbian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$31.84/hr$24.25/hr406
English to Spanish$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.59/hr$26.06/hr15244
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