"Lee Hsien Loong, the prime minister of Singapore, tops our list of selected leaders' salaries. He is paid more than 40 times the city-state’s GDP per person. At the other end of the scale, Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, reaffirms his reputation for saintliness by taking a modest sum from Indian taxpayers ($4106 per year or less than two times the GDP per capita in PPP terms)."
Wish somebody could calculate and compare the informal remuneration (read rents/bribes) recevied by the average politician across the world! The sum of both - salaries and informal rents - would be a more accurate reflection. My guess is that the averagee Indian politician will still remain somewhere at the bottom (is it because he sells himself cheaper than his counterparts elsewhere!).