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Minimum official wages by country

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This is a list of official minimum wage rates of the 192 United Nations member statesexcluding South Sudan, which gained independence in July 2011, plus the Republic of China (Taiwan), Northern Cyprus, Hong Kong, and Kosovo. Some countries may have a very complicated minimum wage system; for example, India has more than 1200 minimum wage rates.

Minimum official wages by country

Methodology

The minimum wages given refer to a gross amount, that is before deduction of taxesand 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 calculated based on the purchasing power parity of household final consumption expenditure. For calculating the annual wage, the lowest general minimum wage was used.

Countries

Country Minimum wage Annual Work-week
(hours)
Hourly Percent of
GDP per capita
Effective per
Nominal (US$) PPP (Int$) Nominal (US$) PPP (Int$)
Afghanistan 5,000 Afghani 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. 1,083 3,039 40 0.52 1.46 156.1% 2013 
Albania 22,000 Albanian leke per month, nationally. The law establishes a 40-hour workweek, but the actual workweek is typically set by individual or collective-bargaining agreement. 2,498 4,652 40 1.2 2.24 44.8% 3 July 2013 
Algeria 18,000 Algerian dinars per month, nationally. 2,721 6,262 40 1.31 3.01 47% 1 January 2012 
Andorra ˆ962 ($1,233) per month, ˆ5.55 ($7.12) per hour. 14,800 9,783 40 7.12 4.7 26.3% 1 January 2015 
Angola 15,003.00 kwanza per month; paid thirteen times a year. 2,021 2,280 44 0.88 1 29.5% 1 June 2014 
Antigua and Barbuda EC$8.20 per hour. 6,317 7,655 40 3.04 3.68 36.4% 1 November 2014 
Argentina 4,716 Argentine pesos or equivalent in US dollars ($551) per month for up to 200 hours; paid thirteen times a year. 11,229 20,839 48 4.5 8.35 115.1% 1 January 2015 
Armenia 50,000 Armenian dram($107) per month. 1,465 3,116 40 0.7 1.5 40.1% 1 July 2014 
Australia Most workers are covered by an award, which may vary by employee age, geographical location and industry. For adults not covered by an award or agreement, the minimum wages is A$16.87 per hour, A$640.90 per week; set federally by Fair Work Australia. Junior workers, apprentices and trainees not covered by an award each have a minimum wage level set nationally. 32,045 21,641 38 16.22 10.95 49.7% 1 July 2014
Austria None; instead, nationwide collective bargaining agreements set minimum wages by job classification for each industry and provide for a minimum wage of ˆ1,000 per month—Wages where no such collective agreements exist, such as for domestic workers, janitorial staff, and au pairs, are regulated in pertinent law and are generally lower than those covered by collective bargaining. 40 2013 
Azerbaijan 105 Azerbaijani manat per month. 1,615 3,829 40 0.78 1.84 22.3% 1 September 2013 
The Bahamas B$4.00 ($4.00) per hour, B$30 ($30) per day, and B$150 ($150) per week. 8,320 7,236 40 4 3.48 31.1% 21 January 2002
Bahrain None; 300 BHD ($800) for the public sector workers (only applies to Bahraini nationals). 48 2013 
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. 230 657 48 0.09 0.26 22.3% 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 5,243 40 3.13 2.52 33.7% 1 March 2012 
Belarus 2,100,100 Belarusian rublesper month. 2,838 7,561 40 1.36 3.64 42.9% 1 January 2015 
Belgium ˆ1,501.82 ($1,925) per month, ˆ9.12 ($11.69) per hour for workers 21 years of age and over; ˆ1,541.67 ($1,977) per month for workers 21 and a half years of age, with six months of service; ˆ1,559.38 ($1,999) per month for workers 22 years of age, with 12 months of service; coupled with extensive social benefits. 24,028 20,336 38 12.16 10.29 48.8% 1 April 2013 
Belize BZ$3.30 ($1.65) per hour. 3,861 6,632 45 1.65 2.83 78.1% 26 May 2012 
Benin 40,000 CFA francs per month; the government set minimum wage scales for a number of occupations. 972 2,050 40 0.47 0.99 114.5% 1 April 2014 
Bhutan 3,750 Bhutanese ngultrumper month. 768 2,315 40 0.37 1.11 31.3% 1 February 2014 
Bolivia 1440 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. 2,709 6,034 48 1.09 2.42 98.4% 1 May 2014 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 320 convertible marks ($216) per month in Republika Srpska; 357 ($241) convertible marks per month in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2,612 4,501 40 1.26 2.16 47.2% 2012 
Botswana 3.8 Botswana pula ($0.58) an hour for most full-time labor in the private sector; 2.0 ($.26) Botswana pula for domestic workers or approximately 16 pula ($2.05) a day; 408 Botswana pula ($52.31) per month for workers in the agriculture sector. 583 1,003 48 0.23 0.4 6.4% 2012 
Brazil R$788.00 per month, paid 13 times a year. The Brazilian minimum wage is adjusted annually by the federal government. EachBrazilian state has its own minimum wage, which cannot be lower than the federal minimum wage. 4,743 5,714 44 2.07 2.5 38% 1 January 2015
Brunei None 48 2013 
Bulgaria 360 Bulgarian lev per month, 2.20 lev per hour. 3,113 5,890 40 1.5 2.83 37.4% 1 January 2015 
Burkina Faso 34,664 CFA francs per month. 842 1,857 40 0.4 0.89 122.6% 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 2013
Cambodia None; US$128 per month, for the garment and shoe industry. 48 1 January 2015 
Cameroon 36,270 CFA francs ($75) per month. 881 1,864 40 0.42 0.9 65.9% 30 July 2014 
Canada The minimum wage in Canada is set by each province and territory; ranges from C$10.00 to C$11.00 per hour. 20,194 16,089 40 9.71 7.74 37.2% 31 December 2014 
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. 1,589 2,762 44 0.69 1.21 43.1% 1 January 2014 
Central African Republic 35 000 CFA francs per month, 218.75 CFA francs per hour. 921 1,639 40 0.44 0.79 271.4% 2011 
Chad 59,995 CFA francs ($120) per month, 355 CFA francs per hour. 1,457 2,598 39 0.72 1.28 124.4% 18 October 2011 
Chile 225,000 Chilean pesos per month for workers aged 18–65; 167,968 for workers younger than 18 and older than 65; and 145,139 pesos for ‘non remunerative’ purposes. 5,452 6,827 45 2.33 2.92 31.2% 1 July 2014 
China The minimum wage in Chinais set locally, ranges from RMB830 per month, RMB7.50 per hour in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to RMB1,820 per month, RMB17 per hour inShanghai. 2,516 4,149 40 1.21 1.99 34.8% 24 January 2013 
Colombia 644,350 Colombian pesos per month plus 74,000 pesos per month for transportation allowance 4,138 6,356 48 1.66 2.55 51.2% 1 January 2015 
Comoros 55,000 Comorian francs($150) per month. 1,781 2,977 40 0.86 1.43 205.8% 2013 
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,680 Congolese francs($1.83) per day. 475 754 45 0.2 0.32 93.2% 1 January 2009 
Republic of the Congo 54,000 CFA francs ($109) per month in the formal sector. 1,312 2,056 35 0.72 1.13 35% 2013 
Costa Rica Varies for specified industries from ?9,509.34 per 8-hour work day for unskilled workers to ?11,896.82 per day for specialized workers. All other occupations not explicitly covered fall under the generic scale, which varies from ?283,799.00 per month for unskilled workers to ?609,355.75 forlicentiates. 4,947 6,773 48 1.98 2.71 48.8% 1 January 2015 
Cote 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. 889 1,858 40 0.43 0.89 57.9% 1994 
Croatia 3,029.55 Croatian kuna per month. 6,378 8,769 40 3.07 4.22 41% 1 January 2015 
Cuba 225 Cuban pesos ($9) per month. 108 181 44 0.05 0.08 1.8% 1 May 2005
Cyprus None; ˆ870 per month for shop assistants, nurses’ assistants, clerks, hairdressers, and nursery assistants; it rises to ˆ924 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 2013 
Czech Republic 9,200 Czech koruna per month, or 55 koruna ($2.171 USD) per hour. 5,846 7,746 40 2.81 3.72 26.9% 1 January 2015
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 ($20) per hour, exclusive of pension benefits. 37 2013
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 2013 
Dominica EC$4.00 ($1.50) per hour. 3,081 4,111 40 1.48 1.98 39.7% 1 June 2008 
Dominican Republic 6,320 Dominican pesos($167) per month in the FTZsand between 6,880 pesos and 11,292 pesos outside the FTZs, depending upon the size of the company; 5,117 pesos ($130) 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 129 pesos ($3.19) based on an eight-hour workday. 882 1,695 44 0.39 0.74 13.9% 1 June 2013 
Ecuador US$398 per month. Minimun wage has been set by the government on US$340 per month for the year 2014. A worker that works a full year, receives a 13th (of US$340) and a 14th (of US$340) sallary. 4,776 8,371 40 2.3 4.02 76.9% 1 January 2014
Egypt None; for the public sector the minimum wage is LE 1,200 ($174) 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.[dated info] 1,138 2,165 44 0.5 0.95 27.9% 1 January 2014 
Equatorial Guinea 129,035 CFA franc ($260). 3,134 4,420 35 1.72 2.43 13.1% 2013
Eritrea None; 360 Eritrean nakfa($24) per month in the public sector. 44.5 2013 
Estonia ˆ390 per month, ˆ2.34 per hour. 6,490 7,519 40 3.12 3.61 29.5% 1 January 2015
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 birrbirr ($23); employees in the banking and insurance sector had a minimum monthly wage of 336 birr ($18). 48 2013
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 inPohnpei, $1.25 in Chuuk, $1.42 in Kosrae, and $1.60 inYap; $1.75 for private sector workers in Pohnpei.| 40 2013
Fiji US$1.05 per hour 2,184 2,184 1.05 1.05 44.8% 1 March 2014
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 2013 
France ˆ1,457.52 per month, ˆ9.61 per hour. 23,320 19,785 35 12.81 10.87 52.2% 1 January 2015 
Gabon 150,000 CFA francs ($302) per month; government workers received an additional monthly allowance of 20,000 CFA francs ($40) per child; government workers also received transportation, housing, and family benefits; the law does not mandate housing or family benefits for private sector workers. 3,643 5,031 40 1.75 2.42 26.1% 1 February 2010 
The Gambia 50 dalasi ($1.47) per day. 362 1,176 48 0.14 0.47 70.8% 2013 
Georgia 90 Georgian lari ($54) per month for private sector workers; 115 lari ($68) per month for public employees. 651 1,348 40 0.31 0.65 18.8% 2013 
Germany ˆ8.50 per hour. A higher minimum wage is often set by collective bargaining agreements and enforceable by law. 23,868 21,755 40.5 11.33 10.33 48.9% 1 January 2015 
Ghana 6.00 Ghanaian cedis per day. 800 1,683 40 0.38 0.81 42.2% 1 May 2014 
Greece ˆ683.76 per month in 12 payments, ˆ586 per month in 14 payments. 10,940 11,314 40 5.26 5.44 44% 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 $6.00 ($2.22) per hour. 40 2013 
Guatemala 74.97 Guatemalan quetzalesper day for agricultural and nonagricultural work and 68.91 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. 2,987 5,797 48 1.2 2.32 79.4% 1 January 2014
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 ($63.36) per month. 48 2013 
Guinea-Bissau 19,030 CFA francs ($38) per month plus a bag of rice 462 926 45 0.2 0.4 65.8% 2012 
Guyana G$35,000 per month, G$1,616 per day and G$202 per hour. 2,046 3,132 40 0.98 1.51 47.8% 1 July 2013 
Haiti 125 Haitian gourdes per day for servants for an eight-hour workday; 225 Haitian gourdes per day for segment A industies; 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. 897 1,734 48 0.36 0.69 101.8% 1 May 2014 
Honduras Minimum wages ranged from a low of 5,114.46 Honduran lempiras per month, 21.31 lempiras per hour to 8,224.35 lempiras per month, 34.27 lempiras per hour. 2,500 4,528 44 1.09 1.98 98.6% 1 January 2014 
Hong Kong HK$32.50 per hour is theminimum wage in Hong Kong. 8,711 11,206 40 4.19 5.39 21.1% 1 May 2015 
Hungary 105,000 HUF (ˆ350) per month for unskilled labor, 122,000 HUF (ˆ405) per month for skilled labor. 5,445 8,479 40 2.62 4.08 36.1% 1 January 2015
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 2013 
India Varied from 118 rupees ($2.18) per day in Bihar to 1000 rupees per day in Kerala ($16.6)(with local cost of living allowance included). State governments set a separate minimum wage for agricultural workers. The minimum wages are set according to Minimum Wages Act, 1948. 628 2,100 48 0.25 0.84 38.8% 2012 
Indonesia Established by provincial and district authorities, which vary by province, district, and sector; the lowest minimum wage was in the province of Central Java at rupiah 910,000 per month and the highest was in Jakarta at rupiah 2,441,301 per month. 1,044 2,491 40 0.5 1.2 26% 1 January 2014 
Iran The minimum wage was raised to 609,000 Iranian tomans ($187) (equal to 6,090,000 rials) effective on the 2014 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. 3,969 8,532 44 1.73 3.73 54.7% 21 March 2014
Iraq Less than 12,000 Iraqi dinars($10) per day for a skilled worker and less than 5,250 dinars ($4.50) per day for an unskilled worker. 2011 
Ireland ˆ1,461.85 per month and ˆ8.65 ($11.09) per hour. 23,390 18,327 39 11.53 9.04 39.7% 1 July 2011 
Israel 4,650 Israeli new shekel($1,177) per month, 25 Israeli new shekel ($6.32) per hour. 15,485 12,853 43 6.93 5.75 39.2% 1 April 2015
Italy None; instead set through collective bargaining agreements on a sector-by-sector basis. 40 2013 
Jamaica J$5,600 per week. 2,905 4,072 40 1.4 1.96 45.8% 6 January 2014 
Japan Ranges from 677 Japanese yen to 888 yen per hour; set on a prefectural and industry basis. 14,428 12,544 40 6.94 6.03 34.4% 1 October 2014 
Jordan 190 Jordanian dinars ($268) per month. 3,211 6,692 48 1.29 2.68 56.8% 1 February 2012 
Kazakhstan 21,364 Kazakhstani tenge per month. 1,685 2,854 40 0.81 1.37 12.3% 1 January 2015 
Kenya Set by the government by location, age and skill level; the lowest urban minimum wage was 11,995 shillings($139) per month, and the lowest agricultural minimum wage for unskilled employees was 4,854 shillings ($57) per month, excluding housing allowance. 676 1,472 52 0.25 0.54 52.7% 1 May 2013
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 2013 
South Korea 5,580 South Korean won per hour; reviewed annually. 10,601 12,682 40 5.1 6.1 38.3% 1 January 2015
North Korea Averaging 5,000 — 10,000North Korean won per day. roughly 2000 North Korean won is 1 US Dollar. 2008 
Kosovo ˆ170 ($224) per month for workers between 35 and 65 years of age; ˆ130 for workers under 35 years of age. 2,720 5,821 40 1.31 2.8 65.5% 17 August 2011 
Kuwait 60 Kuwaiti dinars ($216) per month. 2,571 3,899 48 1.03 1.56 4.4% 14 April 2010 
Kyrgyzstan 970 Kyrgyzstani som per month, nominally; used for administrative purpose. 240 628 40 0.12 0.3 19.5% 1 January 2015 
Laos 626,000 Lao kip ($79) per month; additionally, employers were required to pay an 8,500-kip ($1) meal allowance per day. The minimum wage for civil servants and state enterprise employees was last increased to 500,000 kip ($63) per month. 762 1,922 48 0.31 0.77 39.9% 1 January 2012 
Latvia ˆ360 per month, ˆ2,166 per hour, and ˆ2,477 for teenagers and people working in dangerous conditions. 6,007 11,131 40 2.89 5.35 49.3% 1 January 2015 
Lebanon 675,000 pounds ($450) per month, 30,000 pounds per day. 1,433 2,180 48 0.57 0.87 12.7% 1 February 2012 
Lesotho 1,029 maloti ($119) per month to 1,122 maloti ($130) per month; varied by sector. 1,278 2,972 45 0.55 1.27 115.4% 2012 
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. 483 823 48 0.19 0.33 93.7% 2012 
Libya 450 Libyan dinars per month; the government heavily subsidizes rent and utilities. 4,252 7,813 40 2.04 3.76 37.1% 1 March 2011
Liechtenstein None 48 2013 
Lithuania ˆ300 per month, ˆ1.82 per hour. 5,047 2,131 40 2.43 1.02 8.4% 1 January 2015 
Luxembourg ˆ1,922.96 per month, ˆ11.1154 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. 30,827 23,148 40 14.82 11.13 25.6% 1 January 2015 
Republic of Macedonia 10,990 Macedonian denarsper month in the textile and leather industries; 12,268 Macedonian denars per month in other sectors. 2,069 4,078 40 0.99 1.96 35.1% 1 January 2013 
Madagascar 124,243.00 Malagasy ariaryper month, 716.80 ariary per hour for non-agricultural workers; 126,000.00 ariary per month, 630.00 ariary per hour for agricultural workers. 638 1,839 43 0.29 0.82 130% 1 March 2014 
Malawi MK 551 per day. 472 1,478 48 0.19 0.59 189.5% 1 January 2014 
Malaysia RM900 per month, RM4.33 per hour on the peninsula; and RM800 per month, RM3.85 per hour for the states of Sabah, Sarawak, and Labuan. To be fully enforced on Jan 1, 2014 after deferment and relaxation given since January 2013 3,051 6,045 48 1.22 2.42 25.9% 1 January 2013
Maldives None; 3,100 Maldivian rufiyaa($242) per month in the government sector. 48 2013 
Mali 28,465 CFA francs ($57), supplemented by a required package of benefits, including social security and health care. 691 1,521 48 0.28 0.61 92.7% 2012 
Malta ˆ720.46 per month, ˆ166.26 per week; combined with an annual mandatory bonus of ˆ270.20 and a ˆ242.32 annual cost of living increase, automatically adjusted for inflation. 12,211 13,701 40 5.87 6.59 47% 1 January 2015 
Marshall Islands US$2.00 per hour for government and private sector employees. 4,160 11,492 40 2 5.52 294.6% 6 March 1986 
Mauritania 30,000 Mauritanian ouguiya($100) per month for adults. 1,214 3,025 45 0.52 1.29 99.4% 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. 1,028 1,662 45 0.44 0.71 9.7% 2012 
Mexico 70.10 Mexican pesos per day for Zone A and 66.45 pesos per day for Zone B. 1,624 2,211 48 0.65 0.89 13.4% 1 January 2015 
Moldova 1400 Moldovan lei in the private sector; 1000 lei per month in the public sector. 953 2,082 40 0.46 1 44.6% 1 October 2014
Monaco ˆ1,624.09 per month and ˆ9.61 per hour (same as the French minimum wage), plus a 5% adjustment. 27,285 39 13.45 17% 1 January 2015 
Mongolia 192,000 Mongolian togrogper month. 1,512 3,237 40 0.73 1.56 34.3% 1 September 2013 
Montenegro ˆ193 per month. 3,088 5,032 40 1.48 2.42 35.6% 1 May 2013 
Morocco 97 Moroccan dirhams($11.50) per day in the industrialized sector, 63.39 dirhams ($7.50) per day for agricultural workers. 2,352 4,734 48 0.94 1.9 65.8% 1 July 2012 
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. 1,197 2,258 40 0.58 1.09 204.4% 1 May 2014
Myanmar None; 60,000 Myanma kyatper month for salaried public employees; 2,000 kyat per day for day laborers, supplemented by various subsidies and allowances. 65 48 2011
Namibia None; the mining, construction, security and agricultural sectors set basic levels of pay through collective bargaining. 45 2013
Nauru None; there is a graduated salary system for public service officers and employees, none for private-sector workers. 40 2013 
Nepal 8,000 Nepalese rupees per month. 1,026 3,234 48 0.41 1.3 144.1% 10 June 2013 
Netherlands ˆ1,501.80 per month, ˆ346.55 per week, ˆ69.31 per day, and ˆ8.66 per hour for persons 23 and older; between 30-85% of this amount for persons aged 15–22. 24,029 20,184 40 11.55 9.7 43.6% 1 January 2015 
New Zealand NZ$14.75 per hour for workers 18 years old or older, and NZ$11.80 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. 25,148 19,544 40 12.09 9.4 56.1% 1 April 2015 
Nicaragua Set for nine different economic sectors; ranges from 2,705.11 Nicaraguan cordobas per month in the agricultural sector to 6,096.93 cordobas per month in the financial sector. 1,313 3,196 48 0.53 1.28 68.8% 1 March 2014 
Niger 30,047 CFA francs ($60) per month. 730 1,589 40 0.35 0.76 173.4% 17 August 2012 
Nigeria 18,000 naira per month ($115). 1,373 2,311 40 0.66 1.11 41.2% 1 January 2011
Norway None; wages normally fall within a national scale negotiated by labor, employers, and local governments. 37.5 2013 
Oman 225 Omani rials ($592) per month plus allowances of 100 rials ($263) per month for citizens; does not apply to foreign workers. 10,263 19,379 45 4.39 8.28 42.3% 1 July 2013 
Pakistan 10,000 Pakistani rupees per month. 1,181 4,140 48 0.47 1.66 90% 1 July 2013 
Palau US$3.00 per hour; does not include foreign workers. 6,240 11,005 40 3 5.29 72.9% 1 October 2014 
Panama 1.2222 to 2.3636 balboas ($1.2222 to $2.3636) 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 to $200) per month. The agricultural and construction sectors received the lowest and highest minimum wages, respectively. 3,051 5,192 48 1.22 2.08 26.7% 1 January 2012 
Papua New Guinea 100.80 Papua New Guinean kina ($40) per week, 2.29 kina per hour. 2,339 2,313 44 1.02 1.01 91.1% 5 February 2010 
Paraguay 1,824,055 Paraguayan guaranies 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. 5,066 9,220 48 2.03 3.69 113.9% 1 March 2014 
Peru 750 Peruvian nuevos soles($294) per month. 3,333 5,575 48 1.34 2.23 47.4% 1 June 2012 
Philippines 205 pesos per day in nonplantation agricultural sector in the Ilocos Region to 466 pesos per day in the nonagricultural sector in the National Capital Region. 1,507 3,303 40 0.72 1.59 50.5% 25 July 2012 
Poland 1,750 PLN (ˆ405) per month. 6,646 10,923 40 3.19 5.25 46.2% 1 January 2015 
Portugal ˆ589.17 per month in 12 payments, ˆ505 per month in 14 payments; for full-time workers, rural workers, and domestic employees ages 18 and older. 9,427 10,139 40 4.53 4.87 37.9% 1 October 2014
Qatar None; the labor law provides the emir with authority to set a minimum wage, but he did not do so. 48 2013 
Romania 975 RON Romanian lei per month, 5.871 Romanian lei per hour for a full-time schedule of 168 hours per month.] 3,514 6,049 40 1.69 2.91 31.9% 1 January 2015 
Russia 5,965 rubles per month. 2,248 3,921 40 1.08 1.88 16.3% 1 January 2015
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 8,547 40 3.33 4.11 39.9% 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 3,192 40 1.16 1.53 30.4% 1 July 2008 
Samoa WST$2.00 ($0.89) per hour for the private sector; WST$2.65 ($1.18) for the public sector. 1,801 2,208 40 0.87 1.06 38.3% 2012 
San Marino ˆ1582.57 per month; ˆ9.74 per hour. 25,321 24,344 37.5 12.99 12.48 58% 1 January 2014
Sao Tome and Principe None; 750,000 Sao Tome and Principe dobras ($40) per month for civil servants 2013 
Saudi Arabia 3,000 Saudi riyals ($720) per month for public sector; does not apply to foreign workers. There are no minimum wage in private sector. 9,600 19,610 48 3.85 7.86 36.6% 2 February 2013 
Senegal 209.10 CFA francs ($0.42) per hour for general workers and 182.95 CFA francs ($0.37) per hour for agricultural workers. 770 1,568 40 0.37 0.75 69.9% 1 January 1996 
Serbia 121 dinars per hour net, 163 dinars per hour gross. 3,981 6,860 40 1.91 3.3 52.7% 1 January 2015 
Seychelles SR26.70 per hour for all workers other than casual workers; SR30.78 per hour for casual workers. 4,605 6,518 40 2.21 3.13 26.5% 1 January 2014 
Sierra Leone 500,000 Sierra Leonean leones per month. 1,385 2,825 40 0.67 1.36 183% 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 ˆ380 per month, ˆ2.184 per hour. 6,057 7,933 40 2.91 3.81 29.8% 1 January 2015 
Slovenia ˆ790.73 per month. 12,652 14,054 40 6.08 6.76 48.5% 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. 1,026 974 45 0.44 0.42 47.1% 1 May 2008
Somalia None 48 2013
South Africa None; the minimum wage for domestic workers was 8.95rand ($0.90) per hour for employers in the urban areas and 7.65 rand ($0.77) for employers in the semiurban and rural areas. The minimum wage for farm workers was 7.71 rand ($0.77) per hour. The minimum hourly wage for domestic workers employed more than 27 hours per week ranged from 4.85 rand ($0.49) to 7.06 rand ($0.71). 45 2013 
Spain ˆ756.70 per month in 12 payments, ˆ648.60 per month in 14 payments. 12,107 11,812 40 5.82 5.68 35.9% 1 January 2015 
Sri Lanka 6,500 rupees per month. 604 1,664 45 0.26 0.71 17.1% 1 January 2013 
Sudan 425 Sudanese pounds per month. 1,071 1,991 40 0.52 0.96 59% 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; set by annual collective bargaining contracts. 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 am 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 Taiwanis NT$19,273 per month; NT$115 per hour. 8,481 16,001 42 3.88 7.33 41.3% 1 January 2014 
Tajikistan 250 Tajikistani somoni per month, plus certain government subsidies for workers and their families. 630 1,485 40 0.3 0.71 59.1% 1 September 2013 
Tanzania Varies by sector from 40,000Tanzanian shillings per month to 400,000 shillings per month. 300 678 45 0.13 0.29 38.2% 1 July 2013 
Thailand Ranges from 300 Thai bahtper day and up, depending on the cost of living in various provinces; set by provincial tripartite wage committees that sometimes include only employer representatives. 3,046 7,169 48 1.22 2.87 49.8% 1 January 2013 
Timor-Leste US$115 per month. 1,380 2,049 44 0.6 0.9 98.7% 22 June 2012 
Togo 35,000 ($70) CFA francs per month. 850 1,793 40 0.41 0.86 129% 1 January 2012
Tonga None 40 2013 
Trinidad and Tobago TT$15.00 ($2.36) per hour. 4,845 6,085 40 2.33 2.93 20% 1 January 2015 
Tunisia For the industrial sector: 340Tunisian 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. 1,541 3,315 48 0.62 1.33 29.8% 2011 
Turkey 1201.50 Turkish lira (ˆ424) per month (gross minimum wage)Net minimum wage in Turkey is 949,07 Turkish lira(ˆ330.48) per month. Employer pays 1.411,76Turkish Lira (ˆ491.59) including taxes and health insurance . 7,588 10,941 45 3.24 4.68 57.5% 1 January 2015 
Turkmenistan 535 Turkmenistani manat per month. 2,253 3,107 40 1.08 1.49 22.2% 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 per month. 28 65 40 0.01 0.03 4.6% 1 January 1984 
Ukraine 7.80 Ukrainian hryven’ per hour or 1301 Ukrainian hryven’ per month. 2,031 5,060 40 0.98 2.43 57.6% 1 October 2014
United Arab Emirates None 48 2013 
United Kingdom ?6.50 per hour (aged 21+), ?5.13 per hour (aged 18–20), ?3.79 per hour (under 18), ?2.73 per hour (apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year). 20,174 16,523 38.2 10.16 8.32 43% 1 October 2014 
United States The federal 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. 15,080 15,080 40 7.25 7.25 28.4% 24 July 2009 
Uruguay 10,000 Uruguayan pesos per month, 500 pesos per day, 50 pesos per hour. 6,094 6,705 48 2.44 2.69 34.2% 1 January 2015 
Uzbekistan 107,635 Uzbekistani som per month. 683 1,386 40 0.33 0.67 26.8% 1 September 2014 
Vanuatu 30,000 Vanuatu vatu ($323) per month, 170 vatu per hour. 3,740 3,075 40 1.8 1.48 102.8% 20 August 2012 
Venezuela Bolivares (BsF) 4.889,11Venezuelan bolivares per month. Bolivares (BsF) 4.889,11 is $32.60 at the open market exchange rate, which the government considers illegal, and $97.82 at the individually inaccessible for the citizens government exchange rate of 49.98. 496 626 40 0.24 0.3 3.4% 1 December 2014 
Vietnam Varies by region; Region I: VND 2.7 million (US$ 128); Region II: VND 2.4 million (US4 114); Region III: VND 2.1 million (US$ 100) and Region IV: VND 1.9 million (US$ 90); VND 1.05 million ($50) per month for civil servants and state employees. 602 1,472 40 0.29 0.71 27.8% 1 January 2014
Yemen None; the minimum civil service wage was 21,000 rials ($100) per month. 48 2013 
Zambia Varies by sector; 522,400Zambian 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). 1,161 2,273 48 0.47 0.91 57.9% 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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