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A calculator which takes inputs from users on how much they pay or think they should pay a domestic worker and tells them more about what that amount means to the lives of a domestic worker's household. Accessible at
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Living Wage Kenya

Living Wage Kenya calculator lets employers calculate if they are paying their employees a living wage.

The tool was originally created by OpenUp, formerly Code for South Africa, to highlight the low wages earned by domestic workers.

This site was produced in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.

All content is released under a Creative Commons 4 Attribution license. Reuse it to help empower your own community. The code is available on GitHub and data is available on ​openAFRICA​.


<div id="livingwage"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
    var pymParent = new pym.Parent('livingwage', '', {});


This project is static HTML and Javascript and is served directly from the gh-pages branch on GitHub.


Kibera slum Nairobi Kenya Kibera slum Nairobi Kenya, garbage truck Credit: Ninaras

Lucy Nyangasi, domestic worker, Kenya Lucy Nyangasi–26 years old–goes about her daily household work in the house of the family she works for in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Credit: Solidarity Center/Kate Holt


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