List of minimum wages by country

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The list below gives the official minimum wage rates in 197 countries and territories: 192 United Nations member states (does not include South Sudan, which gained independence in July 2011), plus the Republic of China (Taiwan), Northern Cyprus, Hong Kong, Kosovo and Western Sahara. Some countries are more effective than others at enforcing these regulations, so that the effective minimum wage may be lower than the official one.

The minimum wages given refer to a gross amount, i.e. 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 and annual leave.

For the sake of comparison, an "annual wage" column is provided in international dollars, a hypothetical unit of currency that has the same purchasing power that the U.S. dollar had in the United States in 2009. For calculating the annual wage, the lowest general minimum wage was used.


Minimum wages by country

Note: To convert the gross annual wage to a different currency, go to this list, locate your desired currency's country of origin and then multiply the number next to the country's name by the annual gross wage in this article's table. This is necessary, because the annual wages are in international dollars, not market U.S. dollars. Note, however, that the purchasing power used here is for GDP and may differ from a private consumer purchasing power.

CountryMinimum wageGross annual wage
(Intl. dollars)
% of 2009 GDP
per capita
 Afghanistan4,000 Afghani per month for government workers; 2,000 Afghani for private sector workers[4]700290700000000000090770019700000000000009702009-01-012009
 Albania18,000 Albanian lekë per month, nationally[4]70034266000000000004,26670016000000000000006002009-05-01May 2009
 Algeria18,000 Algerian dinars per month, nationally[4]70034277000000000004,27770016200000000000006202009-01-012009
 Andorra7.6 per hour and €915.20 per month, nationally; set by the government and adjusted twice a year[4]N/AN/A02009-01-012009
 Angola8,600 kwanza per month[4]70031844000000000001,84470013000000000000003002008-01-012008
 Antigua and BarbudaEC$7.00 an hour for all categories of labor[4]70038519000000000008,519[5]700149000000000000049N/A
 Argentina2,670 Argentine pesos (US$ 574) a month for up to 200 hours; paid thirteen times a year[6][7]70037462000000000007,46270016500000000000006502012-09-01September 1, 2012
 Armenia30,000 Armenian dram per month; set by the government by decree[4]70031888000000000001,888700138000000000000038N/A
 Australia606.40 Australian dollars per week; set federally by Fair Work Australia[8]700433033000000000033,03370015200000000000005202012-07-01July 1, 2012
 AustriaNone; instead, nationwide collective bargaining agreements set minimum wages by job classification for each industry; the accepted unofficial annual minimum wage is 12,000 to €14,000[4]700414101000000000014,101700137000000000000037N/A
 Azerbaijan93.50 Azerbaijani manat per month[9]70032228000000000002,228700123000000000000023N/A
 The BahamasB$4.00 per hour for the private sector; B$4.45 per hour for government employees[4]70039917000000000009,917[10]70013800000000000003802002-01-012002
 Bangladesh1,800 taka a month; set nationally every five years by the National Minimum Wage Board in a tripartite forum industry by industry[4]700279800000000000079870015400000000000005402007-01-012007
 BarbadosBDS$5 per hour for household domestics and shop assistants[4]70038208000000000008,208[10]700137000000000000037N/A
 Belarus220,080 Belarusian rubles a month nationally[4]70032334000000000002,334700118000000000000018N/A
 Belgium1,472.40 a month for workers 21 years of age and over; €1,511.48 a month for workers 21 and a half years of age, with six months of service; €1,528.84 a month for workers 22 years of age, with 12 months of service; coupled with extensive social benefits[11][12]700418813000000000018,81370015300000000000005302008-10-01October 1, 2008
 BelizeBZ$3.30 an hour for those in agriculture and agro-industry; BZ$3.30 for manual and domestic workers[4]70035571000000000005,571[13]700171000000000000071N/A
 Benin30,000 CFA francs per month; the government set minimum wage scales for a number of occupations[4]70031553000000000001,5537002108000000000000108N/A
 Bhutan100 Bhutanese ngultrum per day plus various allowances paid in cash or kind[4]70031520000000000001,520700129000000000000029N/A
 Bolivia647 Bolivian bolivianos per month for the public and private sectors[4]70032904000000000002,90470016500000000000006502009-01-012009
 Bosnia and Herzegovina320 convertible maraka per month in Republika Srpska; 343 convertible maraka per month in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina[4]70034770000000000004,77070016200000000000006202009-01-01January 1, 2009
 Botswana3.8 Botswana pula an hour for most full-time labor in the private sector[4]70032963000000000002,963[5]700121000000000000021N/A
 Brazil$322.59 or 622.00 reais per month[14]70033916000000000003,91670013700000000000003702012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Bulgaria310 Bulgarian leva per month ($205)[15]70033908000000000003,90870013300000000000003302013-01-01January 1, 2013
 Burkina Faso30,684 CFA francs a month in the formal sector; does not apply to subsistence agriculture or other informal occupations[4]70031736000000000001,7367002133000000000000133N/A
 Burundi160 Burundian francs per day for unskilled workers; in practice, some employers voluntarily pay their unskilled laborers a minimum of 1,500 Burundian francs per day[4]700182000000000000082700121000000000000021N/A
 CambodiaEquivalent to US$50 per month, plus a minimum $6 living allowance, for the garment sector; none for any other industry.[11]700267200000000000067270013400000000000003402008-04-01April 1, 2008
 Cameroon28,246 CFA francs per month; applicable in all sectors[11]70031382000000000001,38270016400000000000006402008-06-01June 2008
 CanadaSet by each province and territory; ranges from C$9.27 to C$11.00 per hour (see List of minimum wages in Canada)700416710000000000016,710[5]70014400000000000004402010-03-31March 31, 2010
 Cape Verde12,000 Cape Verdean escudos per month for an entry‑level worker in the public sector; none in the private sector.[11]70032047000000000002,047700159000000000000059N/A
 Central African RepublicSet in the public sector by decree and varies by sector and by kind of work; for example, approximately 8,500 CFA francs a month for agricultural workers; approximately 26,000 CFA francs a month for office workers.[11]7002360000000000000360700148000000000000048N/A
 Chad28,000 CFA francs per month[11]70031671000000000001,6717002104000000000000104N/A
 Chile182,000 Chilean pesos per month for workers aged 18–65; 128,402 pesos for workers younger than 18 and older than 65; and 110,950 pesos for 'non remunerative' purposes;[16] 92% of the 18–65 minimum wage for domestic servants[17]70035484000000000005,48470013800000000000003802012-07-01July 1, 2012
 ChinaNone, nationally; set locally according to standards laid out by the central government.[11] (see List of minimum wages in People's Republic of China)
 Colombia566,700 (net) Colombian pesos a month ; established by the government every January, serving as a benchmark for wage bargaining[18]70034983000000000004,98370015500000000000005502012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Comoros30,000 Comorian francs per month[11]70031474000000000001,4747002126000000000000126N/A
 Democratic Republic of the Congo500 Congolese francs per day[11]7002306000000000000306700193000000000000093N/A
 Republic of the Congo54,000 CFA francs per month in the formal sector[11]70032225000000000002,225700154000000000000054N/A
 Costa RicaRanging from 235,286 Costa Rican colones ($471) a month for unskilled employees to 428,670 colones ($857) for university graduates; set biannually by the National Wage Council[11]70034502000000000004,50270015100000000000005102012-01-012012
 Côte d'IvoireVaries by occupation, with the lowest set to 36,607 CFA franc per month for the industrial sector; a slightly higher minimum wage rate is applied for construction workers[11]70031443000000000001,443700186000000000000086N/A
 Croatia2,814.00 Croatian kuna (gross) per month for full-time workers; HRK 2,701.44 in the textile, wood-processing and leather industries[19]70037951000000000007,95170014500000000000004502009-06-01June 1, 2009
 CubaVaries by occupation; on average, 448 Cuban pesos a month; supplemented by the government with free education, subsidized medical care (daily pay is reduced by 40 percent after the third day of a hospital stay), housing, and some subsidized food[11][20][21]7002229000000000000229[22]70002000000000000002[22]02005-05-01May 1, 2005
 Cyprus€743 per month for shop assistants, nurses' assistants, clerks, hairdressers, and nursery assistants; it rises to €789 after six months' employment[11]700411952000000000011,952700142000000000000042N/A
 Czech Republic8,000 Czech korun a month[11]70036695000000000006,69570012800000000000002802007-01-01January 1, 2007
 DenmarkNone, nationally; instead, negotiated between unions and employer associations; the average minimum wage for all private and public sector collective bargaining agreements was 103.15 kroner per hour, according to statistics released on March 1, 2009[4]
 DjiboutiNone; canceled by the 2006 Labor Code for occupational categories, establishing that wages be set after common agreement between employers and employees[11]
 DominicaEC$5.00 per hour for all public and private workers[11]70037909000000000007,909[10]70017700000000000007702008-01-012008
 Dominican Republic4,900 Dominican pesos a month in the FTZs and between 4,485 and 7,360 pesos outside the FTZs, depending upon the size of the company; 2,600 pesos per month for the public sector; 150 pesos a day for farm workers who are covered by minimum wage regulations, based on a 10-hour day; 95 pesos per day for cane workers in the sugar industry[11]70031491000000000001,491700118000000000000018N/A
 EcuadorUS$292 (gross) per month plus mandated bonuses [4][23]70035680000000000005,68070017300000000000007302012-01-012012
 EgyptNone; set by the government for the public sector / National Salary 4.000 L.E.[11]70036590000000000006,59070013600000000000003602012-02-01February 2012
 El SalvadorUS$192.10 a month for retail employees; US$187.73 for industrial laborers; US$166.82 for apparel assembly workers; US$89.86 for agriculture industry workers[11]70032187000000000002,187700130000000000000030N/A
 Equatorial GuineaSet by statute for all sectors of the formal economy; varies from sector to sector.[11]N/AN/AN/A
 Eritrea360 Eritrean nakfa per month in the civil service sector[11]7002526000000000000526700177000000000000077N/A
 Estonia290 euros per month[24]70035709000000000005,70970013200000000000003202008-01-01January 1, 2008
 EthiopiaNone, nationally; 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 320 birr; employees in the banking and insurance sector had a minimum monthly wage of 336 birr[11]7002902000000000000902700195000000000000095N/A
 Federated States of MicronesiaUS$2.64 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, $1.49 in Kosrae, and $1.60 in Yap; $1.35 for private sector workers in Pohnpei[11]70032600000000000002,600[10]7002118000000000000118N/A
 FijiNone, nationally; set by the Wages Councils for certain sectors[11]
 FinlandNone in law; 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.[11]
 France9.40 per hour; €1,425.67 per month for 151.67 hours worked (or 7 hours every weekday of the month)[25]700417108000000000017,108[26]70015300000000000005302011-12-23December 23, 2011
 Gabon80,000 CFA francs per month; government workers received an additional monthly allowance of 20,000 CFA francs per child; government workers also received transportation, housing, and family benefits; the law does not mandate housing or family benefits for private sector workers[11]70033892000000000003,892700127000000000000027N/A
 The Gambia19.55 dalasi per day for unskilled labor; 50 dalasi, in practice[11]70031610000000000001,610700184000000000000084N/A
 Georgia115 Georgian lari a month for public employees; 20 lari a month for private sector workers[11]700227900000000000027970006000000000000006N/A
 GermanyNo statutory minimum wage, except for construction workers, electrical workers, janitors, roofers, painters, and letter carriers. Minimum wage is often set by collective bargaining agreements in other sectors of the economy and enforceable by law[11]
 Ghana4.48 Ghanaian cedis a day[27]700268900000000000068970014400000000000004402012-02-09February 9, 2012
 Greece586 a month70038204000000000008,20402012-01-01January 1, 2012
 GrenadaSet for various categories of workers; for example, agricultural workers were classified into male and female workers; rates for men were EC$5.00 per hour, and for women EC$4.75 per hour; however, if a female worker performed the same task as a man, her rate of pay was the same; the minimum wage for domestic workers was set at EC$400 monthly[11]70036556000000000006,556[10]70016100000000000006102002-01-012002
 Guatemala52 Guatemalan quetzales per day for agricultural work and nonagricultural work and 47.75 quetzales for work in garment factories[11]70032734000000000002,734700157000000000000057N/A
 Guinea-BissauSet annually for all categories of work; approximately 19,030 CFA francs per month plus a bag of rice[11]700299300000000000099370019300000000000009302008-01-012008
 GuineaThe labor code allows the government to set a minimum hourly wage; however, the government has not exercised this provision nor does it promote a standard wage[11]
 GuyanaG$34,055 per month in the public sector; G$4,000 and over per week for certain categories of private sector workers; affected occupations include retail cashiers and clerks, printers, drivers, and conductors[11]70032540000000000002,540700138000000000000038N/A
 Haiti70 Haitian gourdes a day[11]7002817000000000000817700168000000000000068N/A
 HondurasMonthly minimum wage varies according to the number of workers employed; 1-20 workers: 5,500 Honduran lempiras (urban areas), 4,055 (rural); 20-50 workers: 5,665 (urban), 4,166.65 (rural); more than 50 workers: 5,886 (urban), 4,339.50 (rural)[28]70037915000000000007,915700218200000000000018202009-09-01September 1, 2009
 Hong KongHK$3,580 per month for foreign domestic workers;[11] bill for city-wide minimum wage introduced[29] (see Minimum wage in Hong Kong)70037932000000000007,932700119000000000000019N/A
 Hungary93,000 Hungarian forint per month[30]70037971000000000007,97170014000000000000004002012-01-01January 1, 2012
 IcelandNone; 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[11]
 IndiaN/A; varies according to the state and to the sector of industry; state governments set a separate minimum wage for agricultural workers[11] The minimum wages are set according to Minimum Wages Act, 1948.[31].N/AN/AN/A
 IndonesiaEstablished by provincial and district authorities, which vary by province, district, and sector; as high as 1,100,000 rupiah per month in Papua; as low as 500,000 rupiah per month in East Java[11]70031027000000000001,027700125000000000000025N/A
 Iran2,200,000 Iranian rials per month; set annually for each industrial sector and region[11]70036618000000000006,61870016100000000000006102008-03-01March 2008
 IraqLess than 10,500 Iraqi dinars per day for a skilled worker and less than 5,250 for an unskilled worker[11]70031973000000000001,973700155000000000000055
 Ireland8.65 per hour[32]700418965000000000018,965[33]70014900000000000004902007-07-01July 1, 2007
 IsraelApproximately 47.5% of the average wage. As of October 2012 it is set at 4,300 Israeli new sheqel per month[11][34]700412493000000000012,493[35]70014400000000000004402011-07-01July 1, 2011
 ItalyNone by law; instead set through collective bargaining agreements on a sector-by-sector basis[11]
 JamaicaJ$3,700 per week for all workers except private security guards, whose minimum was J$5,500 per week[11]70034219000000000004,219700148000000000000048N/A
 JapanRanges from 618 Japanese yen to 739 yen per hour; set on a prefectural and industry basis[11]700411254000000000011,254[10]700135000000000000035N/A
 Jordan190 Jordanian dinars per month as of February 2012.70032458000000000002,458700144000000000000044N/A
 Kazakhstan10,515 Kazakhstani tenge a month[11]70031442000000000001,442700112000000000000012N/A
 KenyaSet by the government by location, age and skill level; the lowest urban minimum wage was 7,578 shillings per month, and the lowest agricultural minimum wage for unskilled employees was 2,536 shillings per month, excluding housing allowance[11]7002830000000000000830700148000000000000048N/A
 KiribatiNone; estimated by government authorities to be between A$1.60 to A$1.70 per hour[11]700411048000000000011,048[36]7002183000000000000183N/A
 South Korea4,860 South Korean won per hour; reviewed annually[37]700412811000000000012,811[10]70014600000000000004602012-01-012012
 North KoreaAveraging 5,000 - 10,000 North Korean won per day. roughly 2000 North Korean won is 1 US Dollar70031080000000000001,080[10]70017600000000000007602008-01-012008
 KosovoNone adopted; €80 a month, unofficially[11]70032019000000000002,019[38]700188000000000000088[38]N/A
 Kuwait217 Kuwaiti dinars per month for public sector citizen employees and 97 dinars for public sector non-citizen employees; no legal minimum wage in the private sector; at least 40 dinars per month for domestic workers[11]700412341000000000012,341700133000000000000033N/A
 Kyrgyzstan340 Kyrgyzstani som per month, nominally; used for administrative purpose[11]7002251000000000000251700111000000000000011N/A
 Laos626,000 Lao kip a month [39]70031057000000000001,05770014600000000000004602012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Latvia200 Latvian latu a month[40]70035333000000000005,33370013700000000000003702009-01-01January 1, 2009
 Lebanon800,000 Lebanese lira per month.[11]70036344000000000006,34470014400000000000004402012-01-012012
 LesothoIn 2012 the lowest paid sector is a textile machine operator at 883 Maluti per month. This figure is for upward review by the government before the end of 2012. The 883M/m is equivalent to US$1,202 per year"/>70031202000000000001,20270015500000000000005502012-01-012012
 Liberia15 LD per hour not exceeding 8 hours per day, excluding benefits, for unskilled laborers; 4,200 LD per month for civil servants[11]N/AN/AN/A
 Libya130 Libyan dinars per month for a single person, 180 dinars for a married couple, and 220 dinars for a family of more than two; the government heavily subsidizes rent and utilities; government workers receive an additional 130 dinars per month for basic food staples[11]70031785000000000001,78570011300000000000001302006-01-012006
 Lithuania850 Lithuanian litas per month[40]70034843000000000004,84370013500000000000003502012-08-01August 1, 2012
 Luxembourg1,801.49 per month for unqualified workers over 18; increased by 20% for a qualified employee; decreased by 20% to 25% in the case of an adolescent worker. [41]700419426000000000019,42670012500000000000002502011-10-01October 1, 2011
 Republic of MacedoniaNet 8,050 Macedonian denars per month[42]70034300000000000004,3002012
 Madagascar70,025 Malagasy ariary per month for non-agricultural workers; 71,000 ariary per month for agricultural workers[11]70029810000000000009817002104000000000000104N/A
 MalawiMK 142 per day for urban workers; MK 105 per day in all other areas[11]7002494000000000000494700157000000000000057N/A
 MalaysiaMonthly minimum wage for the private sector of $281.60 RM900 (for the peninsular states) and $250.31 RM800 (for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan) on the eve of 2012 Labour Day[43]70034735000000000004,735700134000000000000034N/A
 Maldives2,600 Maldivian rufiyaa per month in the government sector[11]70033137000000000003,137700159000000000000059N/A
 Mali28,465 CFA francs per month, supplemented by a required package of benefits, including social security and health care[11]70031284000000000001,284700211000000000000011002008-01-012008
 Malta€142.39 a week, combined with an annual mandatory bonus of €270.28 and a €242 annual cost of living increase, automatically adjusted for inflation[11]700413556000000000013,556700157000000000000057N/A
 Marshall IslandsUS$2.00 per hour for government and private sector employees[11]N/AN/AN/A
 Mauritania21,150 Mauritanian ouguiya per month for adults[11]70032021000000000002,021700199000000000000099N/A
 Mauritius562 Mauritian rupees per week for an unskilled worker in the Export Processing Zone (EPZ); 734 rupees 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[11]70031737000000000001,73770011400000000000001402008-01-012008
 MexicoDaily minimum wages set annually by law and determined by zone; 62.33 Mexican pesos in Zona A (Baja California, Federal District, State of Mexico, and large cities), 60.57 pesos in Zone B (Sonora, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Jalisco), and 59.08 pesos in Zone C (all other states)[44]70031753000000000001,75370011300000000000001302012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Moldova640 Moldovan lei guaranteed minimum income (GMI) a month [45]700281000000000000081070012900000000000002902012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Monaco€9.22 per hour, €1,558.18 per month (same as the French minimum wage for full-time work), plus a 5% adjustment[11][46][47]N/AN/A02012-01-01January 2012
 MongoliaNearly 108,000 Mongolian tögrög per month for public and private sector workers[11]70032004000000000002,00470015800000000000005802008-01-01January 2008
 Montenegro55 a month[11]70031460000000000001,46070011400000000000001402007-07-01July 1, 2007
 Morocco11.70 Moroccan dirhams per hour in the industrialized sector and 52.50 dirhams per day for agricultural workers[11]70032696000000000002,696700159000000000000059N/A
 MozambiqueN/A; set by the government for nine sectors of the economy[11]N/AN/AN/A
 Myanmar15,000 Myanma kyat a month for salaried public employees; 500 kyat per day for day laborers, supplemented by various subsidies and allowances[11]7002401000000000000401700133000000000000033N/A
 NamibiaNo statutory minimum wage law; the mining, construction, security and agricultural sectors set basic levels of pay through collective bargaining[11]
 NauruN/A; there is a graduated salary system for public service officers and employees; none for private-sector workers[11]N/AN/A02007-07-01July 2007
 Nepal4,600 Nepalese rupees a month for unskilled labor (3,050 rupees as a basic salary, and 1,550 rupees as an allowance); 4,650 NRS for semi-skilled labor; 4,760 NRS for skilled labor; 4,950 NRS for highly skilled labor[11]70031889000000000001,889700215500000000000015502008-09-17September 17, 2008
 Netherlands1,446.60 per month, €333.85 per week or €66.77 per day for persons 23 and older;[48] between 30-85% of this amount for persons aged 15–22[49]700423029000000000023,02970014800000000000004802012-01-01January 1, 2012
 New ZealandNZ$13.50 per hour for workers 18 years old or older, and NZ$10.80 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[50]700416462000000000016,462[10]70016200000000000006202012-04-01April 1, 2012
 NicaraguaSet for nine different economic sectors; ranges from 1,392 Nicaraguan córdobas a month in the agricultural sector to 3,232 córdobas a month in the financial sector[11]70032218000000000002,21870017700000000000007702008-01-012008
 NigerAs low as 28,000 CFA francs per month, with an additional 1,000 CFA francs added per month per child; set for each class and category within the formal sector[11]70031367000000000001,3677002192000000000000192N/A
 Nigeria8,625 naira per month, nationally (with a 13 month year as the law mandates an extra month's pay for the Christmas holiday); some federal ministries, states, and private sector companies raised their minimum wage to 9,000 naira for all employees[11]70031543000000000001,543700168000000000000068N/A
 North KoreaN/A[11]N/AN/AN/A
 NorwayNone; wages normally fall within a national scale negotiated by labor, employers, and local governments[11]
 Oman140 Omani rials per month for citizens; none for foreign workers[11]70037000000000000007,000700127000000000000027N/A
 Pakistan8,000 Pakistani rupees per month, applying only to industrial and commercial establishments employing 50 or more workers[11]70032484000000000002,48470019300000000000009302008-03-01March 2008
 PalauUS$2.50 per hour; does not include foreign workers[11]70035200000000000005,200[10][51]700164000000000000064N/A
 PanamaAs of January/1/2012 Minimum wages in Panama ranges from 2.25 to 2.55 USD per hour, depending on the region and sector. With a minimum wage of $490 USD for Region 1, including the provinces of Panamá, Colón, Chiriquí, Santiago, Herrera, Coclé and Bocas del Toro. The remaining provinces and comarcas of Darien, Veraguas, Ngöbe-Buglé, Emberá-Wounaan and Guna Yala will have minimum wages of $432 USD per month. These all being paid in 13 months a year.[11][52]70036370000000000006,370[5]70013500000000000003502012-01-012012
 Papua New Guinea2.29 Papua New Guinean kina per hour for adult workers in the private sector; 75% of the adult minimum wage for new entrants into the labor force between 16 and 21 years of age[11][53]70033304000000000003,304[54]700215200000000000015202010-01-21January 21, 2010
 Paraguay1,341,775 Paraguayan guaraníes per month; there is no public sector minimum wage; 40% of the minimum wage for domestic workers[11][55]70036518000000000006,518700214300000000000014302007-10-01October 1, 2007
 Peru775 Peruvian nuevos soles per month[56]70035342000000000005,34270015000000000000005002008-01-01January 1, 2008
 PhilippinesRanges from P188 a day for agricultural workers in the Southern Tagalog Region to P434 a day for nonagricultural workers in the National Capital Region; set by tripartite regional wage boards[11]70032053000000000002,05370015000000000000005002008-01-012008
 Poland1,500 PLN per month[57]70037732000000000007,73270013800000000000003802012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Portugal485 per month for full-time workers, rural workers, and domestic employees ages 18 and older[11]70039052000000000009,052[58]70014000000000000004002012-01-01January 1, 2012
 QatarNone; the labor law provides the Emir with authority to set a minimum wage, but he did not do so[11]
 Romania700 Romanian lei per month for a full-time schedule of 169.333 hours per month; 120% up to 200% of the minimum wage for skilled workers [59] [old:[11][60]]70034357000000000004,35770013100000000000003102012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Russia4,330 Russian rubles per month; essentially an accounting reference for calculating transfer payments[11]70031558000000000001,55870011900000000000001902008-01-012008
 RwandaRanges from 500 to 750 Rwandan francs per day in the tea industry and 1000 to 1500 francs a day in the construction industry; the government set minimum wages in the small formal sector[11]7002496000000000000496700143000000000000043N/A
 Saint Kitts and NevisEC$8.00 an hour[11]70037954000000000007,954[10]70016000000000000006002008-10-01October 2008
 Saint LuciaEC$300 a month for office clerks; EC$200 for shop assistants; EC$160 for messengers[11]70031274000000000001,274700113000000000000013N/A
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEC$25 per day for agriculture workers (shelter provided); EC$30 per day for industrial workers earned[11]70034574000000000004,57470014500000000000004502003-01-012003
 SamoaWST$2.00 per hour for the private sector; WST$2.40 for the public sector[11]70032838000000000002,838[10]700149000000000000049N/A
 San Marino7.04 per hour[11]700415707000000000015,707[61][62]700137000000000000037[62]N/A
 São Tomé and Príncipe650,000 São Tomé and Príncipe dobras per month for civil servants[11]700274700000000000074770014100000000000004102007-01-012007
 Saudi ArabiaNone; 1,500 Saudi riyals a month unofficially for citizen workers in the private sector, based on the minimum monthly contribution to the pension system[11]70037585000000000007,585700133000000000000033N/A
 Senegal209 CFA francs per hour, nationally[11]70031638000000000001,638[10]700193000000000000093N/A
 Serbia13,572 dinars per month[11]70034377000000000004,37770014100000000000004102008-07-01July 2008
 SeychellesSR2,325 per month in the public sector; none in the private sector[11]70035276000000000005,276700122000000000000022N/A
 Sierra Leone25,000 Sierra Leonean leones per month[11]7002211000000000000211700127000000000000027N/A
 SingaporeNo laws or regulations[11]
 Slovakia327,20 € per month[63]70036446000000000006,44670013000000000000003002012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Slovenia€584,29 (net) per month[40]70038778000000000008,77870013500000000000003502012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Solomon IslandsSI$1.50 per hour for all workers except those in the fishing and agricultural sectors, who receive SI$1.25[11]70031005000000000001,005[13]700134000000000000034N/A
 South AfricaR1,041 a month for farm workers in urban areas and R989 a month in rural areas; for domestic workers employed more than 27 hours per week it ranges from R1,067 a month to R1,167 a month[11]70032471000000000002,471700124000000000000024N/A
 Spain744.92 in 12 payments, €638.50 in 14 payments [64]700411426000000000011,426[58]70013900000000000003902012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Sri Lanka6,750 rupees per month in 43 trades[11]70031619000000000001,619700134000000000000034N/A
 Sudan124 Sudanese pounds per month[11]70031100000000000001,100700146000000000000046N/A
 SurinameNo legislation; SRD 600 per month is the lowest wage for civil servants[11]70033998000000000003,998700146000000000000046N/A
 Swaziland300 Swazi emalangeni a month for a domestic worker; 420 emalangeni a month for an unskilled worker; 600 emalangeni a month for a skilled worker[11]7002848000000000000848700115000000000000015N/A
 Swedennone; set by annual collective bargaining contracts[11]
 SwitzerlandNone; however, a majority of the voluntary collective bargaining agreements contain clauses on minimum compensation, ranging from 2,200 to 4,200 francs per month for unskilled workers and from 2,800 to 5,300 francs per month for skilled employees[11]700415457000000000015,457700138000000000000038N/A
 Syria6,110 Syrian pounds per month, plus benefits, including compensation for meals, uniforms, and transportation[11]70032984000000000002,984700160000000000000060N/A
 TaiwanNT$18,780 a month; NT$103 per hour[11]700412175000000000012,17570013800000000000003802012-01-01January 1, 2012
 Tajikistan60 Tajikistani somoni per month, plus certain government subsidies for workers and their families[11]7002477000000000000477700126000000000000026N/A
 TanzaniaSet by categories covering eight employment sectors; ranges from 65,000 Tanzanian shillings per month for hotel workers to 350,000 shillings per month for the mineral sector[11]70031593000000000001,593700211200000000000011202008-01-01January 2008
 ThailandRanges from 222 Thai baht to 300 baht per day, depending on the cost of living in various provinces; set by provincial tripartite wage committees that sometimes include only employer representatives[11]70034318000000000004,31870015000000000000005002012-04-01April 1, 2012
 Timor-LesteNot stipulated in law; in practice, US$85 per month[11]70031020000000000001,020700140000000000000040N/A
 Togo28,000 CFA francs a month[11]70031283000000000001,283700215400000000000015402008-08-01August 2008
 Trinidad and TobagoTT$12.50 per hour[11]70033898000000000003,898[10]N/A02011-01-011st January 2011
 TunisiaFor the industrial sector: 252 Tunisian dinars per month for a 48-hour workweek and 218 dinars per month for a 40‑hour workweek; 7-8 dinars per day for agricultural workers; supplemented with transportation and family allowances[11]70032959000000000002,95970013200000000000003202008-05-02May 2, 2008
 Turkey886,50Turkish new lira per month[11]70037069000000000007,06970015700000000000005702012-01-012012
 Turkmenistan330 Turkmenistani manat (new manat) per month in the state sector[11][65]70032446000000000002,446700140000000000000040N/A
 TuvaluA$130 biweekly in the public sector[11]70032795000000000002,795[66]7002175000000000000175[66]N/A
 Uganda6,000 Ugandan shillings per month[11]7001950000000000000957000800000000000000801984-01-011984
 Ukraine1197 Ukrainian hryven' per month[11]70032296000000000002,29670013600000000000003602008-12-01December 1, 2008
 United Arab Emiratesnone[11]
 United Kingdom£6.19 per hour (aged 21 and older), £4.98 per hour (aged 18–20) or £3.68 per hour (under 18 and finished compulsory education)[67]700422597000000000022,597[5]70016600000000000006602011-10-01October 1, 2011
 United StatesThe federal minimum wage is US$7.25 per hour; states may also set a minimum, in which case the higher of the two is controlling[68] (see Minimum wage in the United States, List of U.S. minimum wages)700415080000000000015,080[10]70013300000000000003302009-07-24July 24, 2009
 Uruguay4,150 Uruguayan pesos per month; functioning more as an index for calculating wage rates than as a true measure of minimum subsistence levels[11]70033079000000000003,07970012300000000000002302008-01-012008
 Uzbekistan25,040 Uzbekistani som per month[11]7002490000000000000490700117000000000000017N/A
 Vanuatu26,000 Vanuatu vatu per month[11]70035254000000000005,254700211100000000000011102008-10-01October 2008
 Venezuela2047.52 Venezuelan bolívares per month[69]70038495000000000008,49570017000000000000007002012-09-01September 1, 2012
 VietnamOfficial monthly minimum wage for unskilled laborers at foreign-invested joint ventures and foreign and international organizations: 1,000,000 VND in the urban districts of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; 900,000 VND in the suburban districts of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and several other industrial districts and towns; and 800,000 VND elsewhere; the government may temporarily exempt certain joint ventures from paying the minimum wage during the first months of an enterprise's operations or if the enterprise is located in a very remote area, but the minimum monthly wage in these cases can be no lower than 800,000 VND; the official monthly minimum wage for unskilled labor in the state sector was 540,000 VND in the provinces and 620,000 VND in the urban districts of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City[11]70031002000000000001,002700134000000000000034N/A
 Zambia268,000 Zambian kwacha per month in the formal sector; for nonunionized workers, whose wages and conditions of employment are not regulated through collective bargaining, is determined by category of employment[11]7002917000000000000917700160000000000000060N/A
 ZimbabweNone, nationally, except for agricultural and domestic workers; government regulations for each of the 22 industrial sectors specify minimum wages[11]N/AN/AN/A

See also


  1. ^ a b GDP (PPP) per capita and PPP conversion rate for all IMF member countries, from the IMF's World Economic Outlook Database, October 2010 Edition.
  2. ^ Annual wages were calculated by multiplying monthly wages by 12, weekly wages by 52, daily wages by 5x52 and hourly wages by Wx52, where W is the legal maximum (or the practical, if lower) workweek length in hours. A purchasing power parity (PPP) conversion rate from 2009 —obtained from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s World Economic Outlook Database, October 2010 Edition— was used to convert the annual wage from national currency to international dollars.
  3. ^ Percentages were calculated by dividing the annual wage in local currency by the country's 2009 gross domestic product per capita, obtained from the IMF's World Economic Outlook Database, October 2010 Edition.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, United States Department of State.
  5. ^ a b c d e 48 hours a week
  6. ^ "Salario mínimo, vital y móvil". 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  7. ^ "Lejos de la inflación: Con apoyo de los gremios K, el salario mínimo sube ahora 16%". Clarín. 2012-08-29.
  8. ^ "''Abc News Online'' 1 June 2012". 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  9. ^ Minimum wage has been increased
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 40 hours a week
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, United States Department of State.
  12. ^ Rémunération du travail, Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale.
  13. ^ a b 45 hours a week
  14. ^ Salário Mínimo Brasileiro.
  15. ^ "'Минимална работна заплата за страната по години в лева''". 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  16. ^ "Chilean Law 20,449". Retrieved 2010-11-09.
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  18. ^ Decreto No. 4919 de 2011, DANE, December 26, 2011.
  19. ^ "Mijenja Se Iznos Minimalne Plaće". Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  20. ^ Cuba eleva el salario mínimo, BBC Mundo
  21. ^ Cuba average monthly salary National Office of Statistics, Republic of Cuba 2010 figure, National Office of Statistics, Republic of Cuba
  22. ^ a b CIA - The World Factbook - Cuba was used for PPP Conversion rate and GDP PPP per capita. A 25:1 rate was used to convert Cuban pesos into Cuban convertible pesos.[1]
  23. ^ "Sueldo Básico. Ecuador.". El Diario.
  24. ^ "Social partners reach agreement on minimum wage for 2008". Eironline. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  25. ^ [2], SMIC.
  26. ^ 35 hours a week
  27. ^ Minimum Wage Now GH¢4.48, Increased by 20%.
  28. ^ "Aumento al mĂ­nimo es entre L 111 y L 386 - Apertura" (in (Spanish)). Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  29. ^ "Hong Kong To Introduce Minimum Wage Bill". 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  30. ^ [3]
  31. ^,_1948
  32. ^ "Minimum wage rises by 35c per hour". RTÉ News. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
  33. ^ 39 hours a week
  34. ^ Minimum wage rises, Globes Online.
  35. ^ 43 hours a week
  36. ^ 36¼ hours a week
  37. ^ Korea’s minimum wage 30% of France’s, The Korea Times.
  38. ^ a b CIA - The World Factbook - Kosovo was used for PPP Conversion rate and GDP PPP per capita. Data for 2007.
  39. ^ Lao Voices: Private sector to pay higher minimum wage from January, 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  40. ^ a b c [4],
  41. ^ : Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Guichet. .
  42. ^ Macedonia sets minimum wage
  43. ^
  44. ^ "Salarios mínimos 2011". Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  45. ^ "Republic of Moldova: Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  46. ^ : Principauté de Monaco, Gouvernement Princier
  47. ^!OpenDocument : Journal de Monaco, Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté
  48. ^
  49. ^
  50. ^ "Minimum pay". Department of Labour. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  51. ^ There is no legislation concerning maximum hours of work [5]; 40 hours a week was used for the purpose of calculating an annual wage.
  52. ^ "Telemetro Reporta". Article. Telemetro. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  54. ^ 44 hours a week
  56. ^ "Sueldo mínimo en Perú subirá a S/.550 desde enero de 2008 Noticias y Chismes de la Farandula, Deportes e Información Mundial: Chismes - Farandula - Musica - Videos - Cine - Television - Espectaculos - Deportes". 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  57. ^ "Wynagrodzenia". Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Poland. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  58. ^ a b The monthly minimum wage is paid 14 times a year in this country. "Summary of statutory national minimum wages in the European Union, Turkey and the USA (Situation as at 1 January 2012)". Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  59. ^ Romanian, Government. "Minimum guaranteed wage in Romania". Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  60. ^ "Summary of statutory national minimum wages in the European Union, Turkey and the USA (Situation as at 1 January 2009)". Retrieved 2012-10-10.Eurostat.
  61. ^ 37½ hours a week
  62. ^ a b PPP conversion rate for Italy (2009) was used for annual wage calculation, while a San Marino GDP (PPP) per capita for 2007 was obtained from the CIA's The World Factbook.[6]
  63. ^ [7]
  64. ^], Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social
  65. ^ Due to a currency revaluation, data was divided by 5000.
  66. ^ a b CIA - The World Factbook - Tuvalu was used for PPP Conversion rate and GDP PPP per capita. Data from 2002.
  67. ^ "The National Minimum wage rates". Directgov.
  68. ^ "U.S. Department of Labor Topic: Minimum Wage". Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  69. ^ Salario mínimo sube a 2 mil 47,52 bolívares, Correo del Orinoco.

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