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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$37.14/hr$27.43/hr1773
English to Afar$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$27.64/hr$21.00/hr15
English to Afrikaans$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$37.15/hr$28.32/hr114
English to Akan$0.12/wd$0.07/wd$42.86/hr$32.25/hr10
English to Albanian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$41.77/hr$30.74/hr172
English to Amharic$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$39.35/hr$30.79/hr112
English to Arabic$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$33.80/hr$25.40/hr3467
English to Armenian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$36.07/hr$27.32/hr156
English to Assamese$0.08/wd$0.05/wd$23.83/hr$18.00/hr29
English to Azerbaijani$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$33.83/hr$24.53/hr123
English to Baluchi$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$37.90/hr$25.20/hr12
English to Belarusian$0.09/wd$0.06/wd$29.11/hr$20.98/hr132
English to Bengali$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$31.34/hr$22.75/hr299
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$33.46/hr$25.92/hr207
English to Bulgarian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$31.06/hr$22.71/hr423
English to Burmese$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$34.00/hr$26.64/hr99
English to Catalan$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$35.86/hr$25.93/hr83
English to Cebuano (Bisayan)$0.11/wd$0.07/wd$36.15/hr$25.18/hr47
English to Chinese$0.11/wd$0.07/wd$36.41/hr$26.26/hr5090
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$32.42/hr$25.06/hr346
English to Czech$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$32.34/hr$23.85/hr384
English to Danish$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$39.40/hr$30.21/hr340
English to Dari$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$36.92/hr$27.37/hr139
English to Dutch$0.11/wd$0.09/wd$36.42/hr$27.87/hr551
English to Dzongkha$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$45.00/hr$28.13/hr12
English to Esperanto$0.11/wd$0.10/wd$35.63/hr$26.50/hr18
English to Estonian$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$39.88/hr$28.44/hr63
English to Farsi (Persian)$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$34.46/hr$25.35/hr475
English to Finnish$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$39.88/hr$30.01/hr147
English to Flemish$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$37.18/hr$29.36/hr59
English to French$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.65/hr$27.32/hr5033
English to Fulani$0.12/wd$0.10/wd$45.50/hr$30.69/hr13
English to Galician$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$42.48/hr$31.23/hr18
English to Georgian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$40.97/hr$28.32/hr94
English to German$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$36.21/hr$26.70/hr2552
English to Greek$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$38.49/hr$28.01/hr220
English to Gujarati$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$33.56/hr$24.37/hr132
English to Haitian-Creole$0.14/wd$0.11/wd$44.17/hr$33.52/hr128
English to Hausa$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$33.29/hr$26.50/hr34
English to Hebrew$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.89/hr$27.25/hr536
English to Hiligaynon$0.15/wd$0.12/wd$38.17/hr$30.70/hr12
English to Hindi$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$32.32/hr$23.80/hr777
English to Hmong$0.16/wd$0.12/wd$42.73/hr$31.86/hr63
English to Hungarian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$32.06/hr$23.19/hr576
English to Icelandic$0.15/wd$0.11/wd$40.17/hr$33.68/hr45
English to Igbo$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$33.12/hr$24.40/hr27
English to Iloko$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$25.27/hr$20.54/hr25
English to Indonesian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$32.14/hr$23.12/hr1574
English to Italian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.56/hr$25.69/hr1543
English to Japanese$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$36.08/hr$26.96/hr2654
English to Javanese$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.27/hr$23.54/hr102
English to Kannada$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$27.71/hr$21.51/hr64
English to Karen$0.13/wd$0.12/wd$39.53/hr$30.59/hr17
English to Kashmiri$0.08/wd$0.07/wd$30.00/hr$23.82/hr12
English to Kazakh$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$31.70/hr$24.64/hr77
English to Khmer (Central)$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$39.77/hr$28.52/hr106
English to Kikuyu$0.11/wd$0.11/wd$41.23/hr$34.17/hr12
English to Kinyarwanda$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$37.37/hr$30.30/hr32
English to Kirghiz$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$38.14/hr$27.38/hr22
English to Korean$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$38.31/hr$28.74/hr1384
English to Kurdish$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$42.58/hr$31.73/hr79
English to Lao$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$33.93/hr$26.73/hr59
English to Latin$0.13/wd$0.10/wd$42.02/hr$30.95/hr45
English to Latvian$0.11/wd$0.07/wd$35.37/hr$25.00/hr85
English to Lingala$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$37.60/hr$28.37/hr25
English to Lithuanian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$39.39/hr$28.13/hr118
English to Luo (Kenya,Tanzania)$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$27.80/hr$23.94/hr17
English to Macedonian$0.10/wd$0.09/wd$32.61/hr$24.15/hr86
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$34.61/hr$25.66/hr717
English to Malayalam$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$36.46/hr$26.33/hr93
English to Manipuri$0.08/wd$0.06/wd$25.63/hr$20.63/hr10
English to Marathi$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$33.38/hr$24.50/hr136
English to Moldavian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$29.82/hr$23.48/hr20
English to Mongolian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$42.68/hr$29.73/hr70
English to Nepali$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$33.39/hr$22.47/hr88
English to Norwegian$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$39.35/hr$30.17/hr284
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)$0.13/wd$0.09/wd$37.93/hr$30.82/hr66
English to Oriya$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$28.96/hr$22.44/hr30
English to Oromo$0.09/wd$0.07/wd$29.91/hr$23.68/hr26
English to Panjabi$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$32.96/hr$23.03/hr218
English to Pashto (Pushto)$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$35.70/hr$25.65/hr141
English to Persian (Farsi)$0.09/wd$0.06/wd$32.21/hr$23.69/hr316
English to Polish$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.43/hr$26.07/hr970
English to Portuguese$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.54/hr$26.41/hr4364
English to Romanian$0.10/wd$0.08/wd$32.54/hr$23.77/hr837
English to Russian$0.10/wd$0.07/wd$32.46/hr$23.40/hr7397
English to Sanskrit$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$40.50/hr$30.14/hr40
English to Serbian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$32.34/hr$24.49/hr372
English to Serbo-Croat$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$36.25/hr$27.17/hr168
English to Sinhala (Sinhalese)$0.12/wd$0.08/wd$34.84/hr$27.93/hr55
English to Slovak$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$35.84/hr$26.25/hr104
English to Slovenian$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$36.38/hr$26.61/hr59
English to Spanish$0.11/wd$0.08/wd$34.75/hr$26.15/hr14309
English to Tibetan$0.12/wd$0.09/wd$41.00/hr$26.67/hr19
English to zzz Other zzz$0.13/wd$0.11/wd$45.37/hr$32.54/hr53