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    List of minimum wages by country


    • This is a list of official minimum wage rates of the 193 United Nations member states, the Chinese special administrative region Hong Kong and the following states with limited recognition: Taiwan (Republic of China), Northern Cyprus, Kosovo, and Palestine.

      Some countries may have a very complicated minimum wage system; for example, India has more than 1202 minimum wage rates.

      The minimum wages given refer to a gross amount, that is before deduction of taxes and social security contributions, which vary from one country to another. Also excluded from calculations are regulated paid days off, including public holidays, sick pay, annual leave and social insurance contributions paid by the employer.

      For the sake of comparison, an annual wage column is provided in international dollars, a hypothetical unit of currency calculated based on the purchasing power parity of household final consumption expenditure. For calculating the annual wage, the lowest general minimum wage was used.

      3,001

      1.44


      4,790

      2.3


      5,908

      2.84


      1,961

      0.94


      7,661


      Country Minimum wage Annual Workweek
      (hours)
      Hourly Percent of
      GDP per capita
      Effective per
      Nominal (US$) PPP (Int$) Nominal (US$) PPP (Int$)
       Afghanistan 5,000 Afghani ($72) per month for government workers. No minimum set for private sector workers, but labor law prevents paying private sector workers less than government workers. Informal sector day workers are unprotected. 884

      3,001

      40 0.43

      1.44

      155.2% 2014


       Albania 22,000 Albanian lekë ($178) per month, nationally. The law establishes a 40-hour workweek, but the actual workweek is typically set by individual or collective-bargaining agreement. 2,127

      4,790

      40 1.02

      2.3

      42.4% 3 July 2013


       Algeria 18,000 Algerian dinars ($170) per month, nationally. 1,974

      5,908

      40 0.95

      2.84

      40.2% 1 January 2012
       Andorra €991.47 per month, €5.72 per hour. 13,444 10,402 40 6.46 5 28% 1 January 2017


       Angola 15,003 kwanza per month; paid thirteen times a year. 1,625

      1,961

      40 0.78

      0.94

      26.6% 1 June 2014


       Antigua and Barbuda EC$8.20 per hour. 6,317

      7,661

      40 3.04

      3.68

      33.4% 1 November 2014


       Argentina 8,060 Argentine pesos ($504) per month for up to 192 hours; paid thirteen times a year. 7,100

      18,764

      48 2.84

      7.52

      83.2% 1 January 2017


       Armenia 55,000 Armenian dram ($107) per month. 1,374

      3,265

      40 0.66

      1.57

      38.9% 1 July 2015


       Australia Most workers are covered by an award, which may vary by employee age, geographical location and industry. For employees 21+ not covered by an award or agreement, the minimum wages is A$18.29 per hour, A$694.90 per week; set federally by the Fair Work Commission.
      Workers under 21, apprentices and trainees not covered by an award each have a minimum wage level set nationally below the official minimum. Minimum wage for workers under 16 is 36.8% of the 21+ minimum wage (A$6.73 per hour).
      26,862

      22,924

      38 13.59

      11.6

      50.4% 1 July 2017
       Austria National collective bargaining agreements set minimum wages by job classification for each industry and provide for a minimum wage of 1,200 ($1,289) per month. Wages where no such collective agreements exist, such as for domestic workers, janitorial staff and au pairs, are regulated by relevant legislation and are generally lower than those covered by collective bargaining. The national minimum wage legislation has lapsed, although is still in force by convention. 40 2015


       Azerbaijan 116 Azerbaijani manat ($68.80) per month. 872

      4,336

      40 0.42

      2.08

      24.4% 1 January 2017


       The Bahamas B$5.25 ($5.25) per hour, B$42 ($42) per day, and B$210 ($210) per week. 10,920

      9,448

      40 5.25

      4.54

      39.7% 15 August 2015
       Bahrain None; 300 BHD ($800) for the public sector workers (only applies to Bahraini nationals). 48 2015


       Bangladesh 1,500 taka ($19) per month for all economic sectors not covered by industry-specific wages; in the garment industry the minimum wage is 5,300 taka ($68) per month. The minimum wage is set nationally every five years by the National Minimum Wage Board in a tripartite forum industry by industry. 1,262

      3,235

      48 0.51

      1.3

      97.1% 1 December 2013


       Barbados BDS$6.25 ($3.13) per hour for household domestics and shop assistants; the Ministry of Labor recommends all other sectors use this as the de facto minimum wage. 6,500

      5,292

      40 3.13

      2.54

      32.3% 1 March 2012


       Belarus 230.00 Belarusian rubles ($114) per month. 0

      1

      40 0

      0

      0% 1 January 2016


       Belgium €1,501.82 ($1,673) per month, €9.12 ($10.16) per hour for workers 21 years of age and over; €1,541.67 ($1,718) per month for workers 21 and a half years of age, with six months of service; €1,559.38 ($1,738) per month for workers 22 years of age, with 12 months of service; coupled with extensive social benefits. 20,363

      20,056

      38 10.31

      10.15

      45.6% 1 April 2013


       Belize BZ$3.30 ($1.65) per hour. 3,861

      6,737

      45 1.65

      2.88

      79% 26 May 2012


       Benin 40,000 CFA francs per month; the government set minimum wage scales for a number of occupations. 809

      2,102

      40 0.39

      1.01

      99.6% 1 April 2014


       Bhutan 3,750 Bhutanese ngultrum per month. 670

      2,082

      40 0.32

      1

      25.8% 1 February 2014


       Bolivia 1805 Bolivian bolivianos per month. plus an obligatory Christmas bonus equal to one month's pay, prorated for the amount of time the worker has worked in their present position. Plus a second Christmas Bonus if the government decries the economy grew enough, plus an extra month paid in May if the company made a profit for the previous year. 3,396

      6,990

      48 1.36

      2.8

      101.6% 1 January 2016


       Bosnia and Herzegovina 406 convertible marks ($240) net per month. 2,172

      4,575

      40 1.04

      2.2

      43.5% 2015


       Botswana 3.8 Botswana pula ($0.58) an hour for most full-time labor in the private sector; 2.7 ($.28) Botswana pula per hour for domestic workers or approximately 21.6 pula ($2.28) a day; 550 Botswana pula ($58) per month for workers in the agriculture sector. 652

      1,279

      48 0.26

      0.51

      8.1% 2015


       Brazil 937 Brazilian reais per month ($300), paid 13 times a year. The Brazilian minimum wage is adjusted annually by the federal government. Each Brazilian state has its own minimum wage, which cannot be lower than the federal minimum wage. Rio Grande do Sul has the highest minimum wage nationwide, R$ 1,103.66. 3,491

      5,962

      44 1.53

      2.61

      38.8% 1 January 2016
       Brunei None 40 2015


       Bulgaria 460 Bulgarian lev ($257) per month, 2.90 lev ($1.6) per hour. 3,412

      7,867

      40 1.64

      3.78

      44.9% 1 January 2017


       Burkina Faso 34,664 CFA francs per month. 701

      1,877

      40 0.34

      0.9

      113.1% 1 April 2012
       Burundi None; in the past the government set the minimum wage, but during the year the minimum wage was set by market forces. 40 2015
       Cambodia None; US$140 per month, for the garment and shoe industry. 48 1 January 2016


       Cameroon 36,270 CFA francs ($75) per month. 734

      1,812

      40 0.35

      0.87

      58% 30 July 2014


       Canada The minimum wage in Canada is set by each province and territory; ranges from C$10.72 to C$13.00 per hour. 16,823

      16,818

      40 8.09

      8.09

      38% 1 April 2017


       Cape Verde 11,000 Cape Verdean escudos per month; in the public sector 12,000 Cape Verdean escudos per month for an entry‑level worker. 1,324

      2,812

      44 0.58

      1.23

      42% 1 January 2014


       Central African Republic 35 000 CFA francs per month, 218.75 CFA francs per hour. 767

      1,455

      40 0.37

      0.7

      243.6% 2011


       Chad 59,995 CFA francs ($120) per month, 355 CFA francs per hour. 1,214

      3,406

      39 0.6

      1.68

      156.9% 18 October 2011


       Chile 264,000 Chilean pesos ($408) per month for workers aged 18–65; 186,631 pesos ($276) for workers younger than 18 and older than 65; and 161,265 pesos ($238) for 'non remunerative' purposes. 4,680

      7,253

      45 2

      3.1

      32.5% 1 January 2017


       China The minimum wage in China is set locally, ranges from RMB1,000 ($146) per month, RMB9.50 ($1.39) per hour in Guangxi to RMB2,190 ($321) per month, RMB19.00 ($2.78) per hour in Shanghai. 1,806

      3,139

      40 0.87

      1.51

      22% 12 November 2016


       Colombia 737,717 Colombian pesos per month ($250) 2,899

      6,853

      48 1.16

      2.75

      49.7% 1 January 2017


       Comoros 55,000 Comorian francs ($150) per month. 1,484

      3,070

      40 0.71

      1.48

      202.2% 2015


       Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,680 Congolese francs ($1.83) per day. 432

      762

      45 0.18

      0.33

      97.4% 1 January 2009


       Republic of the Congo 90,000 CFA francs ($170) per month in the formal sector. 1,821

      6,043

      40 0.88

      2.91

      94.9% 2015


       Costa Rica Varies for specified industries from 9,598.73 per 8-hour work day for unskilled workers to ₡12,537.91 per day for specialized workers. All other occupations not explicitly covered fall under the generic scale, which varies from ₡286,467.36 per month for unskilled workers to ₡615,083.69 for licentiates. 4,581

      6,603

      48 1.84

      2.65

      42.9% 1 July 2015


       Côte d'Ivoire Varies by occupation, with the lowest set to 36,607 CFA franc ($72) per month for the industrial sector; a slightly higher minimum wage rate is applied for construction workers. 741

      1,858

      40 0.36

      0.89

      53.2% 1994


       Croatia 3,120 Croatian kuna ($464) per month. 5,501

      8,955

      40 2.64

      4.31

      40.9% 1 January 2016
       Cuba 225 Cuban pesos ($9) per month. (Note that the exchange rate data and the International dollars conversion data for this row is for 2012, as more current data was not available at the time of data entry) Each citizen is however also given free food to supplement the salary. 147 181 40 0.05 0.08 0.4% 1 May 2005
       Cyprus None; €870 per month for shop assistants, nurses' assistants, clerks, hairdressers, and nursery assistants; it rises to €924 after six months' employment. For asylum seekers working as unskilled workers in the agricultural sector, the minimum monthly wage was 425 euros ($570) with accommodation and food provided. For skilled workers in the agricultural sector, the minimum salary was 767 euros ($1,040) without accommodation and food. 48 2015


       Czech Republic 11,000 Czech koruna ($468) per month, or 66.00 koruna ($2.8) per hour. 5,617

      9,476

      40 2.7

      4.56

      29.5% 1 January 2017
       Denmark None; instead, negotiated between unions and employer associations; the average minimum wage for all private and public sector collective bargaining agreements was approximately DKK 110 (nominally $16) per hour, exclusive of pension benefits. 37.5 2017
       Djibouti None; canceled by the 2006 Labor Code for occupational categories, establishing that wages be set after common agreement between employers and employees. For public sector workers, minimum wage was 35,000 DFJ ($198) per month. 48 2015


       Dominica EC$4.00 ($1.50) per hour. 3,081

      4,180

      40 1.48

      2.01

      37.1% 1 June 2008


       Dominican Republic 8,310 Dominican pesos per month in the FTZs and between 7,843 pesos and 12,873 pesos outside the FTZs, depending upon the size of the company; 5,884 pesos per month for the public sector; 234 pesos a day for farm workers who are covered by minimum wage regulations based on a 10-hour day, with the exception of sugarcane workers who received 146 pesos based on an eight-hour workday. 906

      1,879

      44 0.4

      0.82

      13.2% 2015


       Ecuador US$427 per month (for a 12 month average, including 13th and 14th salaries). Minimum wage has been set by the government at $366 per month for the year 2016, but a worker who works a full year also receives a 13th and a 14th salary. 5,124

      8,485

      40 2.46

      4.08

      74.5% 1 January 2016
       Egypt None; for the public sector the minimum wage is LE 1,200 ($61) per month. 48 1 January 2014


       El Salvador Set sector by sector; for example, US$242.40 a month for retail employees; US$237.00 for industrial laborers; US$202.80 for apparel assembly workers; US$113.70 for agriculture workers. The wage for seasonal agricultural workers of cotton and sugar cane is used here. 130

      2,194

      44 0.06

      0.96

      25.5% 1 January 2014


       Equatorial Guinea 129,035 CFA franc ($224). 2,611

      4,244

      48 1.05

      1.7

      14.1% 2015
       Eritrea None; 360 Eritrean nakfa ($24) per month in the public sector. 44.5 2015


       Estonia €470 per month, €2.78 per hour. 6,534

      9,170

      40 3.14

      4.41

      32.6% 1 January 2017
       Ethiopia None; some government institutions and public enterprises set their own minimum wages: public sector employees, the largest group of wage earners, earned a monthly minimum wage of 420 Ethiopian birr ($21); employees in the banking and insurance sector had a minimum monthly wage of 336 birr ($18). 48 2015
       Federated States of Micronesia None; US$2.65 per hour for employment with the national government; all states have a minimum hourly wage for government workers: $2.00 in Pohnpei, $1.25 in Chuuk, $1.42 in Kosrae, and $1.60 in Yap; $1.75 for private sector workers in Pohnpei. 40 2015


       Fiji FJ$2.32 per hour. 2,761

      4,624

      48 1.11

      1.85

      50.5% 1 July 2015
       Finland None; however, the law requires all employers, including non-unionized ones, to pay minimum wages agreed to in collective bargaining agreements; almost all workers are covered under such arrangements. 40 2015


       France €1,480.27 per month, €9.76 per hour. 20,071

      20,081

      35 11.03

      11.03

      50.6% 1 January 2017


       Gabon 150,000 CFA francs ($255) per month; government workers received an additional monthly allowance of 20,000 CFA francs ($34) per child; government workers also received transportation, housing, and family benefits; the law does not mandate housing or family benefits for private sector workers. 3,035

      7,336

      40 1.46

      3.53

      36.7% 1 February 2010


       The Gambia 50 dalasi ($1.25) per day. 317

      1,109

      48 0.13

      0.44

      67.4% 2015


       Georgia 20 Georgian lari ($8) per month for private sector workers which has remained unchanged since the early 1990s; 115 lari ($48) per month for public employees. 101

      284

      40 0.05

      0.14

      2.9% 2015


       Germany €8.84 per hour. A higher minimum wage is often set by collective bargaining agreements and enforceable by law. 21,036

      22,236

      40.5 9.99

      10.56

      47% 1 January 2017


       Ghana 8.00 Ghanaian cedis per day. 558

      1,687

      40 0.27

      0.81

      40.2% 1 August 2015


       Greece €683.76 per month ($762) in 12 payments, €586 per month ($653) in 14 payments, or €4.23 per hour. 9,271

      11,725

      40 4.46

      5.64

      43.9% 1 January 2013
       Grenada Minimum wage schedules set pay by occupation; for example, the minimum wage for domestic workers, for example, was EC $4.50 per hour, while that for a security guard was EC $9.00 per hour. 40 2015


       Guatemala 81.87 Guatemalan quetzales per day for agricultural and nonagricultural work and 74.89 quetzales per day for work in export-sector regime factories. Minimum wage earners also are due a mandatory monthly bonus of 250 quetzales, and salaried workers receive two mandatory yearly bonuses (the bono 14 and the Christmas bonus), each equivalent to one month's salary. 3,991

      7,197

      48 1.6

      2.88

      93.4% 1 January 2016
       Guernsey £7.20 per hour ($8.79) for those aged 18+
      £6.50 per hour ($8.49) for those aged 17–18.
      1 January 2017
       Guinea The labor code allows the government to set a minimum hourly wage; however, the government has not exercised this provision except for setting the minimum wage for domestic workers at 440,000 GNF ($62) per month. 48 2015


       Guinea-Bissau 19,030 CFA francs ($30) per month plus a bag of rice 385

      939

      45 0.16

      0.4

      64.6% 2015


       Guyana G$35,000 per month, G$1,616 per day and G$202 per hour. 2,035

      3,560

      40 0.98

      1.71

      47.4% 1 July 2013


       Haiti 125 Haitian gourdes per day for servants for an eight-hour workday; 225 Haitian gourdes per day for segment A industries; 240 Haitian gourdes per day for segment B industries; 260 Haitian gourdes per day for segment C industries; 225 Haitian gourdes per day for companies with piece work that re-export; and 300 Haitian gourdes per day for companies with piece work that exports. 616

      1,548

      48 0.25

      0.62

      87.8% 1 May 2014


       Honduras Minimum wages ranged from a low of 5,681.73 Honduran lempiras per month, 22.44 lempiras per hour to 8,803.70 lempiras per month, 36.68 lempiras per hour. 2,304

      4,431

      44 1.01

      1.94

      87.2% 1 January 2016


       Hong Kong HK$34.50 (US$4.5) per hour is the minimum wage in Hong Kong. 9,245

      11,248

      40 4.44

      5.41

      19.8% 1 May 2017


       Hungary 127,650 HUF (€425; $445) per month for unskilled labor, 161,250 HUF (€535; $560) per month for skilled labor. 5,441

      10,288

      40 2.62

      4.95

      40.2% 1 January 2017
       Iceland None; minimum wages are negotiated in various collectively bargained agreements and applied automatically to all employees in those occupations, regardless of union membership; while the agreements can be either industry- or sector-wide, and in some cases firm-specific, the minimum wage levels are occupation-specific. 40 2015


       India Varied from 160 rupees ($2.40) per day in Bihar to 423 rupees ($6.35) per day in Delhi. State governments set a separate minimum wage for agricultural workers. The minimum wages are set according to Minimum Wages Act, 1948. 743

      2,590

      48 0.3

      1.04

      42.5% 2015


       Indonesia Established by provincial and district authorities, which vary by province, district, and sector; the lowest minimum wage is in the province of Yogyakarta at rupiah 1,337,745 ($100) per month and the highest is in Jakarta at rupiah 3,355,750 ($252) per month.

      992

      2,707

      40 0.48

      1.3

      24.5% 1 January 2017


       Iran 929,931 Iranian tomans ($250) (equal to 9299310 rials) per month effective on the 2017 Persian New year; set annually for each industrial sector and region. The standard workweek is 44 hours, and any work over 48 entitles the worker to overtime. 361

      994

      44 0.16

      0.43

      5.8% 21 March 2017


       Iraq 250,000 Iraqi dinars ($214) per month. 2,570

      5,049

      40 1.24

      2.43

      33.9% 2014


       Ireland 9.25 per hour, with sub-minimal rates for those under 18 (70% of minimum), and for those over 18 in first year of employment (80%), in second year of employment (90%), and in certain types of training (75% to 90%). 21,197

      18,247

      39 10.45

      9

      33.4% 1 January 2017 On Tuesday 18 July 2018, the Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, announced that the government had decided to accept a recommendation to increase the minimum wage rate to €9.55 per hour from 1 January 2018. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/minimum-wage-set-to-increase-to-955-from-january-varadkar-confirms-an-important-step-in-the-right-direction-35943219.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)</ref>}
       Isle of Man £7.50 per hour ($9.15) for those aged 21+
      £6.85 per hour ($8.36) for those aged 18–20.
      1 April 2017
       Israel ₪5,000 Israeli new shekel ($1,433) per month; or ₪26.88 Israeli new shekel ($7.70) per hour. 15,623

      13,608

      43 6.99

      6.09

      38.4% 1 January 2017
       Italy None; instead set through collective bargaining agreements on a sector-by-sector basis. 40 2015


       Jamaica J$6,200 per week. 2,758

      4,086

      40 1.33

      1.96

      45.1% 1 March 2016


       Japan Ranges from 714 – 932 Japanese yen per hour; set on a prefectural and industry basis. 13,651

      13,088

      40 6.56

      6.29

      35.1% 20 October 2016


       Jordan 220 Jordanian dinars ($310) per month. 3,718

      7,795

      48 1.49

      3.12

      71.6% 12 February 2017


       Kazakhstan 22,859 Kazakhstani tenge ($67) per month. 802

      2,730

      40 0.39

      1.31

      10.6% 1 January 2016


       Kenya Set by the government by location, age and skill level; the lowest urban minimum wage was 10,107.10 shillings per month, and the lowest agricultural minimum wage for unskilled employees was 5,436.90 shillings per month, excluding housing allowance. 665

      1,473

      52 0.25

      0.54

      47.8% 1 May 2015
       Kiribati None; informal minimum wage estimated by government authorities to be between A$1.60 ($1.66) to A$1.70 ($1.77) per hour 2014
       North Korea Averaging 5,000 – 10,000 North Korean won ($5.5 – $11.1) per day. 2014


       South Korea 6,470 South Korean won per hour; reviewed annually. Scheduled to increase to 7,530 South Korean won per hour from 1 January 2018. 11,599

      13,140

      40 5.58

      6.32

      38% 1 January 2017


       Kosovo €170 ($224) per month for workers between 35 and 65 years of age; €130 for workers under 35 years of age. 2,305

      5,928

      40 1.11

      2.85

      61% 17 August 2011


       Kuwait 60 Kuwaiti dinars ($216) per month. 2,383

      3,733

      48 0.95

      1.5

      5.2% 14 April 2010


       Kyrgyzstan 970 Kyrgyzstani som ($14) per month, nominally; used for administrative purpose. 166

      558

      40 0.08

      0.27

      16.3% 1 January 2015


       Laos 800,000 Lao kip ($100) per month; additionally, employers were required to pay an 30,000-kip ($3.74) meal allowance per day. The minimum wage for civil servants and state enterprise employees was last increased to 1,400,000 kip ($170) per month. 2,062

      5,193

      48 0.83

      2.08

      91.5% 2014


       Latvia €380 per month. 5,017

      7,647

      40 2.41

      3.68

      31.5% 1 January 2016


       Lebanon 675,000 pounds ($450) per month, 30,000 pounds per day. 5,373

      8,722

      48 2.15

      3.49

      62.6% 1 February 2012


       Lesotho 1,178 maloti ($102) per month to 1,285 maloti ($112) per month; varied by sector. 961

      3,185

      45 0.41

      1.36

      106.7% 2014


       Liberia 15 Liberian dollars ($0.31) per hour not exceeding 8 hours per day, excluding benefits, for unskilled laborers; 5,600 LD ($114) per month for civil servants. 435

      823

      48 0.17

      0.33

      98.4% 2014


       Libya 450 Libyan dinars ($325) per month; the government heavily subsidizes rent and utilities. 3,919

      9,457

      40 1.88

      4.55

      66.8% 1 March 2011
       Liechtenstein None 48 2014


       Lithuania €380 per month ($423.26), €2.31 per hour ($2.57). 5,006

      8,421

      40 2.41

      4.05

      30.4% 1 July 2016


       Luxembourg €1,998.59 per month, €11,55 per hour for unskilled workers over 18; increased by 20% for a skilled employee; decreased by 20% to 25% in the case of an adolescent worker. 27,152

      24,024

      40 13.05

      11.55

      23.6% 1 January 2017


       Republic of Macedonia 10,500 Macedonian denars ($182.3) per month. 2,261

      5,347

      40 1.09

      2.57

      38.4% 1 March 2016


       Madagascar 133,013.40 Malagasy ariary per month, 767.40 ariary per hour for non-agricultural workers; 134,920.00 ariary per month, 674.60 ariary per hour for agricultural workers. 453

      1,676

      41 0.21

      0.79

      114.9% 1 January 2015


       Malawi MK 687.70 per day. 301

      1,244

      48 0.12

      0.5

      105.2% 1 January 2016


       Malaysia RM1000 per month, RM4.81 per hour on the peninsula; and RM920 per month, RM4.42 per hour for the states of Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan. To be fully enforced on July 1, 2016. 2,317

      5,840

      48 0.93

      2.34

      21.7% 1 July 2016
       Maldives None; 3,100 Maldivian rufiyaa ($242) per month in the government sector. 48 2014


       Mali 28,465 CFA francs ($57), supplemented by a required package of benefits, including social security and health care. 576

      1,513

      48 0.23

      0.61

      62.3% 2014


       Malta €728.04 per month, €168.01 per week; combined with an annual mandatory bonus of €270.20 and a €242.32 annual cost of living increase, automatically adjusted for inflation. 10,451

      13,701

      40 5.02

      6.59

      38.1% 1 January 2016


       Marshall Islands US$2.00 per hour for government and private sector employees. 4,160

      3,981

      40 2

      1.91

      124% 6 March 1986


       Mauritania 30,000 Mauritanian ouguiya ($100) per month for adults. 1,109

      3,810

      40 0.53

      1.83

      86.7% 1 September 2011


       Mauritius 607 Mauritian rupees ($20) per week for an unskilled worker in the Export Processing Zone(EPZ); 794 rupees ($26) per week for an unskilled factory worker outside the EPZ; set by the government by sector, and increased each year based on the inflation rate. 888

      1,618

      45 0.38

      0.69

      8.3% 2014


       Mexico 80.04 Mexican pesos ($3.94) per day. 1,221

      2,401

      48 0.49

      0.96

      13.9% 1 January 2016


       Moldova 1900 Moldovan lei ($96) per month in the private sector; 1000 lei ($50) per month in the public sector. 638

      1,838

      40 0.31

      0.88

      36.5% 1 May 2015
       Monaco €1,731.91 per month and €10.25 per hour; same as the French minimum wage, plus a 5% adjustment. 23,487 39 11.58 17% 1 January 2017


       Mongolia 192,000 Mongolian tögrög ($87) per month. 1,076

      2,755

      40 0.52

      1.32

      22.6% 1 September 2013


       Montenegro €193 per month ($215). 2,562

      4,980

      40 1.23

      2.39

      32.2% 1 May 2013


       Morocco 3 000 MADs ($310) per month in public sector, 2 570.86 MAD ($265) per month in private sector, 69,73 MAD ($7) per day for agricultural workers. 3,664

      8,580

      44 1.6

      3.75

      109.7% 1 July 2015


       Mozambique Set for nine different economic sectors; ranges from 3,002 Mozambican meticias a month in the public sector to 7,465 meticias a month in the financial sector. 571

      2,150

      40 0.27

      1.03

      181.3% 1 May 2014


       Myanmar 3,600 Myanmar kyat per day, 450 Myanmar kyat per hour. 886

      3,143

      44 0.39

      1.37

      57.5% 1 September 2015
       Namibia None; the mining, construction, security and agricultural sectors set basic levels of pay through collective bargaining. 45 2014
       Nauru None; there is a graduated salary system for public service officers and employees, none for private-sector workers. 40 2014


         Nepal 8,000 Nepalese rupees ($74) per month. 893

      2,815

      48 0.36

      1.13

      114.5% 10 June 2013


       Netherlands €1,551.60 per month, €358.05 per week, €71.61 per day, and €8.95 per hour for persons 23 and older (in a 40-hours work week, a work week with less hours has a higher minimum wage per hour); between 30-85% of this amount for persons aged 15–22. 21,039

      20,340

      40 10.11

      9.78

      42% 1 January 2017


       New Zealand NZ$15.75 per hour for workers 18 years old or older, and NZ$12.60 per hour for those aged 16 or 17 or in training; there is no statutory minimum wage for employees who are under 16 years old. 22,805

      20,306

      40 10.96

      9.76

      54.9% 1 April 2017


       Nicaragua Set for nine different economic sectors; ranges from 3,187.43 Nicaraguan córdobas per month in the agricultural sector to 7,133.44 córdobas per month in the financial sector. 1,336

      3,474

      48 0.54

      1.39

      66.9% 1 September 2015


       Niger 30,047 CFA francs ($60) per month. 608

      1,615

      40 0.29

      0.78

      169.4% 17 August 2012


       Nigeria 18,000 naira per month (was $115 but following the recent devaluation of the naira has fallen to $58, or $38 using the parallel market rate). 1,122

      1,996

      40 0.54

      0.96

      33.3% 1 January 2011
       Northern Cyprus 2020 Turkish lira ($550) per month (gross minimum wage). 6,600 40 1 February 2017
       Norway None; wages normally fall within a national scale negotiated by labor, employers, and local governments. 37.5 2014


       Oman 225 Omani rials ($592) per month plus allowances of 100 rials ($263) per month for citizens; does not apply to foreign workers. 10,143

      19,506

      45 4.33

      8.34

      51% 1 July 2013


       Pakistan 15000 Pakistani rupees ($150) per month. 1,718

      5,748

      48 0.69

      2.3

      114% 1 June 2016


       Palau US$3.00 per hour; does not include foreign workers. 6,240

      5,898

      40 3

      2.84

      38.6% 1 October 2014
       Palestine 1,450 ($384) per month; 0 2014


       Panama 1.2222 to 2.3636 balboas ($1.22 - $2.36) per hour, depending on region and sector. Food and the use of housing facilities were considered part of the salary for some workers, such as domestic and agricultural workers. Salaries for domestic workers ranged from 175 to 200 balboas ($175 - $200) per month. The agricultural and construction sectors received the lowest and highest minimum wages, respectively. 3,045

      5,131

      48 1.22

      2.06

      23.1% 1 January 2012


       Papua New Guinea 3.20 Papua New Guinean kina per hour. 2,645

      3,343

      44 1.16

      1.46

      126.1% 1 August 2014


       Paraguay 1,964,507 Paraguayan guaraníes ($348) per month; The law discriminates against domestic workers, who are legally entitled to only 40 percent of the minimum wage. The law mandates that housing and food be counted towards domestic worker's salary. 3,860

      8,661

      48 1.55

      3.47

      94.3% 1 March 2014


       Peru 850 Peruvian nuevos soles ($294) per month. 3,203

      6,014

      48 1.28

      2.41

      48.5% 1 June 2012


       Philippines Ranges from PhP466 ($9.3) daily non-agricultural wage in Mimaropa to PhP491 ($9.8) daily non-agricultural wage in Metro Manila. 2,551

      6,028

      40 1.23

      2.9

      81.9% 2 June 2016


       Poland 2,000 PLN ($505) monthly. 13 PLN ($3.88) per hour. 6,087

      12,466

      40 2.93

      5.99

      47.7% 1 January 2017


       Portugal €557 per month ($648) in 14 payments; for full-time workers, rural workers, and domestic employees ages 18 and older. 7,553

      9,844

      40 3.63

      4.73

      33.7% 1 January 2017
       Qatar None; the labor law provides the emir with authority to set a minimum wage, but he did not do so. 48 2013


       Romania 1450 lei ($339) per month; else 8.63 lei ($2) per hour for a full-time schedule of 168 hours per month. See Minimum wage in Romania. 4,266

      8,994

      40 2.05

      4.32

      42% 1 February 2017


       Russia 7,500 ruble (€100) per month. 1,110

      3,106

      40 0.53

      1.49

      12.7% 1 January 2016
       Rwanda None; ranges from 500 to 1,000 Rwandan francs ($0.83 to $1.66) per day in the tea industry and 1500 to 5000 francs ($2.50 to $8.30) per day in the construction industry. 45 2013


       Saint Kitts and Nevis EC$9.00 per hour. 6,933

      8,898

      40 3.33

      4.28

      36.5% 1 November 2014
       Saint Lucia Minimum wage for some sectors; EC$300 ($111) per month for office clerks; EC$200 ($74) for shop assistants; EC$160 ($59) for messengers. 40 2013


       Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Set sector by sector; for example, EC$56 ($20.74) per day for agriculture workers (shelter not provided); EC$40 ($14.81) per day for industrial workers; and EC$25 per day for household domestic workers. 2,407

      3,298

      40 1.16

      1.59

      29.9% 1 July 2008


       Samoa WST$2.00 ($0.89) per hour for the private sector; WST$2.65 ($1.18) for the public sector. 1,622

      2,240

      40 0.78

      1.08

      37.8% 2012


       San Marino 1582.57 per month ($1,763); €9.74 per hour ($10.85). 21,007

      26,673

      37.5 10.77

      13.68

      42.3% 1 January 2014
       São Tomé and Príncipe None; 750,000 São Tomé and Príncipe dobras ($40) per month for civil servants 2013

      {{List of minimum wages by country/Row|Saudi Arabia|3000|monthly|48|2 February 2013| comment=3,000 Saudi riyals ($720) per month for public sector; does not apply to foreign workers. There are no minimum wage in private sector.


       Senegal 209.10 CFA francs ($0.42) per hour for general workers and 182.95 CFA francs ($0.37) per hour for agricultural workers. 642

      1,610

      40 0.31

      0.77

      66.2% 1 January 1996


       Serbia 22,620 Serbian dinars (183.45) net monthly, 130 dinars ($1.1) per hour net, 175 dinars ($1.5) per hour gross. 3,271

      7,338

      40 1.57

      3.53

      54.4% 1 January 2017


       Seychelles SR26.70 per hour for all workers other than casual workers; SR30.78 per hour for casual workers. 4,170

      6,287

      40 2

      3.02

      23.1% 1 January 2014


       Sierra Leone 500,000 Sierra Leonean leones per month. 1,181

      2,480

      40 0.57

      1.19

      155.9% 1 January 2015
       Singapore None. However, two exceptions were made recently: 1) Cleaner jobs to have a minimum wage of $1,000/month effective January 2014. 2) Security guards to have a minimum wage of $1,100/month effective September 2016. 44 2013


       Slovakia €405 per month, €2.33 per hour. 5,476

      8,677

      40 2.63

      4.17

      30% 1 January 2016


       Slovenia €790.73 per month ($881). 10,722

      14,146

      40 5.15

      6.8

      45.5% 1 January 2015


       Solomon Islands SI$4.00 ($0.55) per hour for all workers except those in the fishing and agricultural sectors, who received SI$3.20 per hour. 946

      948

      45 0.4

      0.41

      43.4% 1 May 2008
       Somalia None. 48 2013
       South Africa not mandatory, but recommended minimum wage in private sector is 2,474 rand per month ($155) except domestic and farm works' wages 1,500 rand ($95),. 45 2013
       South Sudan None. 2011


       Spain €825.65 ($886) per month in 12 payments, €707.70 ($760) per month in 14 payments. 11,195

      13,097

      40 5.38

      6.3

      37.9% 1 January 2017


       Sri Lanka 10,000 rupees per month.(US $ 70.75 per month ) 824

      2,499

      45 0.35

      1.07

      21.3% 1 January 2016


       Sudan 425 Sudanese pounds ($70) per month. 846

      1,266

      40 0.41

      0.61

      30.3% 2008
       Suriname None; SRD 600 ($180) per month is the lowest wage for civil servants. 45 2013
       Swaziland 531.6 Swazi emalangeni ($76.50) per month for a domestic worker; 420 emalangeni ($60.50) a month for an unskilled worker; 600 emalangeni ($86.50) a month for a skilled worker. 694 1,128 48 0.33 0.54 19% 2011
       Sweden None; in Sweden the law provides for the right of workers to form and join independent unions to bargain wages collectively, and it prohibits antiunion discrimination. 40 2013
        Switzerland None; however, a minority of the voluntary General Labour Contracts (GLC, collective labour agreements), reached on a sector-by-sector basis, contain minimum compensation clauses, which provide for compensation ranging from CHF 2,200 to 4,200 ($2,363 to $4,511) per month for unskilled workers and CHF 2,800 to 5,300 ($3,010 to $5,693) per month for skilled employees. On 18 May 2014, Swiss voters rejected an initiative (by 76.3%) that would have enforced GLCs for every sector and set the hourly minimum wage at CHF 22 ($24.65) or (PPP-adjusted: $12.55). 41.7 2014
       Syria 9,765 to 14,760 Syrian pounds ($176–$266) per month, plus benefits, including compensation for meals, uniforms, and transportation. 2,112 2,850 40 1.02 1.37 54% 2013


       Taiwan The minimum wage in Taiwan is NT$21,009 ($654 USD) per month; NT$133 ($4.14 USD) per hour. 8,366

      18,199

      40 4.02

      8.75

      38.9% 1 January 2017


       Tajikistan 250 Tajikistani somoni ($31) per month, plus certain government subsidies for workers and their families. 487

      1,444

      40 0.23

      0.69

      52% 1 September 2013


       Tanzania Varies by sector from 40,000 Tanzanian shillings per month to 400,000 shillings per month. 220

      616

      45 0.09

      0.26

      23.1% 1 July 2013


       Thailand Ranges from 300 Thai baht ($8) per day and up, depending on the cost of living in various provinces; set by provincial tripartite wage committees that sometimes include only employer representatives. 2,652

      7,223

      48 1.06

      2.89

      44.3% 1 January 2013


       Timor-Leste US$115 per month. 1,380

      2,062

      44 0.6

      0.9

      91.3% 22 June 2012


       Togo 35,000 ($70) CFA francs per month. 708

      1,789

      40 0.34

      0.86

      122.6% 1 January 2012
       Tonga None 40 2013


       Trinidad and Tobago TT$15.00 ($2.36) per hour. 4,682

      5,598

      40 2.25

      2.69

      17.2% 1 January 2015


       Tunisia For the industrial sector: 340 Tunisian dinars ($220) per month for a 48-hour workweek and 290 dinars ($199) per month for a 40‑hour workweek; 9 dinars ($6.50) to 14 dinars ($10) per day for agricultural workers; supplemented with transportation and family allowances. 1,162

      3,085

      48 0.47

      1.24

      27.1% 2011


       Turkey 1647 Turkish lira ($450) per month (gross minimum wage). Net minimum wage after taxes is 1300.99 Turkish lira ($439) per month. Employer pays 1935.23 Turkish Lira ($654) per month including taxes and health insurance. 6,544

      12,779

      45 2.8

      5.46

      65.1% 1 January 2016


       Turkmenistan 535 Turkmenistani manat ($156) per month. 1,834

      4,556

      40 0.88

      2.19

      27.6% 1 January 2015
       Tuvalu None; the minimum annual salary in the public sector was approximately A$3,000 to A$4,000 ($3,120 to $4,160). 2013


       Uganda 6,000 Ugandan shillings ($1.7) per month. 21

      61

      40 0.01

      0.03

      3.3% 1 January 1984


       Ukraine ₴3200 (UAH) ($124.00) / month,
      18.18 hryvnias ($0.70) / hour.
      1,503

      7,303

      40 0.72

      3.51

      92.3% 1 January 2017
       United Arab Emirates None. 48 2013


       United Kingdom £7.50 per hour ($9.36) for those aged 25+
      £7.05 per hour ($8.80) for those aged 21–24,
      £5.60 per hour ($6.99) for those aged 18–20,
      £4.05per hour ($5.05) for under 18,
      £3.50 per hour ($4.37) for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
      20,063

      18,577

      38.1 10.13

      9.38

      45% 1 April 2017


       United States The federal nationwide minimum wage in the United States is US$7.25 per hour. States may also set a minimum, in which case the higher of the two is controlling; some territories are exempt and have lower rates. The lowest minimum wage in the country is in Wyoming and Georgia state at $5.15 per hour. The highest minimum wage in the country is in Massachusetts and Washington state at $11 per hour. 15,080

      15,080

      40 7.25

      7.25

      27% 24 July 2009


       Uruguay 10,000 Uruguayan pesos ($349) per month. 500 pesos ($17) per day. 50 pesos ($1.7) per hour. 4,138

      5,766

      48 1.66

      2.31

      27.2% 1 January 2015


       Uzbekistan 107,635 Uzbekistani som ($35) per month. 503

      1,417

      40 0.24

      0.68

      23.6% 1 September 2014


       Vanuatu 30,000 Vanuatu vatu ($323) per month, 170 vatu per hour. 3,244

      3,029

      40 1.56

      1.46

      118.8% 20 August 2012


       Venezuela 27,091 Venezuelan bolívares (BsF) per month, with a food bonus of 63,720 BsF. 27,091 and 63,720 BsF are $15.94 and $45.99 at the open market exchange rate, which the government considers illegal, or $41.15 and $96.80 at the individually inaccessible for the citizens government exchange rate of 658.28 (exchange rate known as SIMADI or DICOM). 245

      134

      40 0.12

      0.06

      0.8% 1 November 2016


       Vietnam Varies by region; Region I: VND 3,500,000 per month; Region II: VND 3,100,000 per month; Region III: VND 2,700,000 per month and Region IV: VND 2,400,000 per month. 1,327

      3,259

      40 0.64

      1.57

      54.1% 1 January 2016
       Yemen None; the minimum civil service wage was 21,000 rials ($100) per month. 48 2013


       Zambia Varies by sector; 522,400 Zambian kwacha per month for domestic workers, K1,132,400 per month for shopkeepers, and between K1,132,400 and K2,101,039 for general workers' in categories one to five—which includes receptionists and clerks, among others (wages are inclusive transportation, lunch, and housing allowances). Note that the references seem to refer to the old kwacha, which was replaced by the new kwacha in 2012 at the rate 1 new kwacha = 1000 old kwacha. 608

      1,948

      48 0.24

      0.78

      50.6% 4 July 2012
       Zimbabwe None, except for agricultural and domestic workers; government regulations for each of the 22 industrial sectors specify minimum wages. The minimum wage for all mine workers is currently pegged at $227 per month. 2012

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