- List of minimum wages by country
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.
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.
Country Minimum wage Gross annual wage
% of 2009 GDP
Effective Afghanistan 4,000 Afghani per month for government workers; 2,000 Afghani for private sector workers 907 97 2009 Albania 18,000 Albanian lekë per month, nationally 4,266 60 May 2009 Algeria 15,000 Algerian dinars per month, nationally 4,277 62 2009 Andorra €7.6 per hour and €915.20 per month, nationally; set by the government and adjusted twice a year N/A N/A 2009 Angola 8,600 kwanza per month 1,844 30 2008 Antigua and Barbuda EC$7.00 an hour for all categories of labor 8,519 49 N/A Argentina 1,500 Argentine pesos a month, nationally 9,170 63 January 1, 2010 Armenia 30,000 Armenian dram per month; set by the government by decree 1,888 38 N/A Australia 570.00 Australian dollars per week; set federally by the Fair Work Australia 20,027 52 July 1, 2010 Austria none; 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 14,101 37 N/A Azerbaijan 75 Azerbaijani manat per month 2,228 23 N/A The Bahamas B$4.00 per hour for the private sector; B$4.45 per hour for government employees 9,917 38 2002 Bahrain none — — — Bangladesh 1,800 taka a month; set nationally every five years by the National Minimum Wage Board in a tripartite forum industry by industry 798 54 2007 Barbados BDS$5 per hour for household domestics and shop assistants 8,208 37 N/A Belarus 220,080 Belarusian rubles a month nationally 2,334 18 N/A Belgium €1,387.49 a month for workers 21 years of age and over; €1,424.31 a month for workers 21 and a half years of age, with six months of service; €1,440.67 a month for workers 22 years of age, with 12 months of service; coupled with extensive social benefits 18,813 53 October 1, 2008 Belize BZ$2.50 an hour for those in agriculture and agro-industry; BZ$3.00 for manual and domestic workers 5,571 71 N/A Benin 30,000 CFA francs per month; the government set minimum wage scales for a number of occupations 1,553 108 N/A Bhutan 100 Bhutanese ngultrum per day plus various allowances paid in cash or kind 1,520 29 N/A Bolivia 647 Bolivian bolivianos per month for the public and private sectors 2,904 65 2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina 320 convertible maraka per month in Republika Srpska; 343 convertible maraka per month in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,770 62 January 1, 2009 Botswana 3.8 Botswana pula an hour for most full-time labor in the private sector 2,963 21 N/A Brazil 510.00 reais per month 3,916 37 January 1, 2010 Brunei none — — — Bulgaria 240 Bulgarian leva per month 3,908 33 January 1, 2009 Burkina Faso 30,684 CFA francs a month in the formal sector; does not apply to subsistence agriculture or other informal occupations 1,736 133 N/A Burundi 160 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 82 21 N/A Cambodia equivalent to US$50 per month, plus a minimum $6 living allowance, for the garment sector; none for any other industry 672 34 April 1, 2008 Cameroon 28,246 CFA francs per month; applicable in all sectors 1,382 64 June 2008 Canada set by each province and territory; ranges from C$8.00 to C$10.25 per hour (see List of minimum wages in Canada) 16,710 44 November 1, 2001 Cape Verde 12,000 Cape Verdean escudos per month for an entry‑level worker in the public sector; none in the private sector 2,047 59 N/A Central African Republic set 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 360 48 N/A Chad 28,000 CFA francs per month 1,671 104 N/A Chile 172,000 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; 92% of the 18–65 minimum wage for domestic servants 5,484 38 July 1, 2010 Colombia 515,000 Colombian pesos a month; established by the government every January, serving as a benchmark for wage bargaining 4,983 55 January 1, 2010 Comoros 30,000 Comorian francs per month 1,474 126 N/A Democratic Republic of the Congo 500 Congolese francs per day 306 93 N/A Republic of the Congo 54,000 CFA francs per month in the formal sector 2,225 54 N/A Costa Rica ranging from 107,883 Costa Rican colones a month for domestic employees to 397,665 colones for university graduates; set annually by the National Wage Council 3,762 36 2008 Côte d'Ivoire it varies 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 1,443 86 N/A Croatia 2,814.00 Croatian kuna (gross) per month for full-time workers; HRK 2,701.44 in the textile, wood-processing and leather industries 7,951 45 June 1, 2009 Cuba it varies by occupation; on average, 225 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 229 2 May 1, 2005 Cyprus €743 per month for shop assistants, nurses' assistants, clerks, hairdressers, and nursery assistants; it rises to €789 after six months' employment 11,952 42 N/A Czech Republic 8,000 Czech korun a month 6,695 28 January 1, 2007 Denmark none, nationally; instead, negotiated between unions and employer associations; 103.15 kroner per hour, according to statistics released on March 1, 2009 23,573 66 2009 Djibouti none; canceled by the 2006 Labor Code for occupational categories, establishing that wages be set after common agreement between employers and employees — — — Dominica EC$5.00 per hour for all public and private workers 7,909 77 2008 Dominican Republic 4,900 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 1,491 18 N/A Ecuador US$240 (gross) per month plus mandated bonuses 5,680 73 2008 Egypt N/A; set by the government for the public sector N/A N/A N/A El Salvador US$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 2,187 30 N/A Equatorial Guinea N/A; set by statute for all sectors of the formal economy; varies from sector to sector N/A N/A N/A Eritrea 360 Eritrean nakfa per month in the civil service sector 526 77 N/A Estonia 4,350 Estonian krooni per month 5,709 32 January 1, 2008 Ethiopia none, 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 902 95 N/A Federated States of Micronesia US$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 2,600 118 N/A Fiji none, nationally; set by the Wages Councils for certain sectors — — — Finland not in law; however, the law requires all employers, including nonunionized ones, to pay minimum wages agreed to in collective bargaining agreements; almost all workers are covered under such arrangements — — — France €8.86 per hour; €1,343.77 per month for 151.67 hours worked (or 7 hours every weekday of the month) 17,701 53 January 1, 2010 Gabon 80,000 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 3,892 27 N/A The Gambia 19.55 dalasi per day for unskilled labor; 50 dalasi, in practice 1,610 84 N/A Georgia 115 Georgian lari a month for public employees; 20 lari a month for private sector workers 279 6 N/A Germany none, except for construction workers, electrical workers, janitors, roofers, painters, and letter carriers; set by collective bargaining agreements in other sectors of the economy and enforceable by law — — — Ghana 1.60 Ghanaian cedis a day 689 44 N/A Greece €583.36 a month 11,454 38 January 1, 2008 Grenada set 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 6,556 61 2002 Guatemala 52 Guatemalan quetzales per day for agricultural work and nonagricultural work and 47.75 quetzales for work in garment factories 2,734 57 N/A Guinea-Bissau set annually for all categories of work; approximately 19,030 CFA francs per month plus a bag of rice 993 93 2008 Guinea the 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 — — — Guyana G$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 2,540 38 N/A Haiti 70 Haitian gourdes a day 817 68 N/A Honduras monthly 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) 7,915 182 September 1, 2009 Hong Kong HK$3,580 per month for foreign domestic workers; bill for city-wide minimum wage introduced (see Minimum wage in Hong Kong) 7,932 19 N/A Hungary 73,500 Hungarian forint per month 6,274 34 January 1, 2010 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 — — — India N/A; varies according to the state and to the sector of industry; state governments set a separate minimum wage for agricultural workers N/A N/A N/A Indonesia established 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 1,027 25 N/A Iran 2,200,000 Iranian rials per month; set annually for each industrial sector and region 6,618 61 March 2008 Iraq less than 10,500 Iraqi dinars per day for a skilled worker and less than 5,250 for an unskilled worker 1,973 55 — Ireland €8.65 per hour 18,965 49 July 1, 2007 Israel approximately 47.5 percent of the average wage, or 3,850 Israeli new sheqel per month 12,493 44 July 1, 2008 Italy none by law; instead set through collective bargaining agreements on a sector-by-sector basis — — — Jamaica J$3,700 per week for all workers except private security guards, whose minimum was J$5,500 per week 4,219 48 N/A Japan ranges from 618 Japanese yen to 739 yen per hour; set on a prefectural and industry basis 11,254 35 N/A Jordan 110 Jordanian dinars per month 2,458 44 N/A Kazakhstan 10,515 Kazakhstani tenge a month 1,442 12 N/A Kenya set 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 830 48 N/A Kiribati none; estimated by government authorities to be between A$1.60 to A$1.70 per hour 11,048 183 N/A South Korea 4,110 South Korean won per hour; reviewed annually 10,955 39 2010 Kosovo none adopted; €80 a month, unofficially 2,019 88 N/A Kuwait 217 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 12,341 33 N/A Kyrgyzstan 340 Kyrgyzstani som per month, nominally; used for administrative purpose 251 11 N/A Laos 11,154 Lao kip a day for private sector workers; 290,000 Lao kip a month; 405,000 kip for civil servants and state enterprise employees, often complemented with government benefits and housing subsidies 1,057 46 2008 Latvia 180 Latvian latu a month 5,333 37 January 1, 2009 Lebanon 500,000 Lebanese lira per month 6,344 44 2008 Lesotho 252 maloti per month for lower-skilled jobs; 686 maloti per month for textile machine operator trainees; 738 maloti per month for textile general workers; set annually 664 55 2008 Liberia 15 LD per hour not exceeding 8 hours per day, excluding benefits, for unskilled laborers; 4,200 LD per month for civil servants N/A N/A N/A Libya 130 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 1,785 13 2006 Liechtenstein none — — — Lithuania 800 Lithuanian litas per month 5,759 35 January 1, 2008 Luxembourg €1,570.28 per month for unqualified workers over 18; €1,256.22 for those aged 17–18; €1,177.71 for those aged 15–17; €1,884.34 for qualified workers 19,426 25 October 1, 2007 Madagascar 70,025 Malagasy ariary per month for nonagricultural workers; 71,000 ariary per month for agricultural workers 981 104 N/A Malawi MK 142 per day for urban workers; MK 105 per day in all other areas 494 57 N/A Malaysia none, nationally; 350 Malaysian ringgit per month for plantation workers; raised to 700 ringgit by productivity incentives and bonuses 4,735 34 N/A Maldives 2,600 Maldivian rufiyaa per month in the government sector 3,137 59 N/A Mali 28,465 CFA francs per month, supplemented by a required package of benefits, including social security and health care 1,284 110 2008 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 13,556 57 N/A Marshall Islands US$2.00 per hour for government and private sector employees N/A N/A N/A Mauritania 21,150 Mauritanian ouguiya per month for adults 2,021 99 N/A Mauritius 562 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 1,737 14 2008 Mexico daily minimum wages set annually by law and determined by zone; 57.46 Mexican pesos in Zona A (Baja California, Federal District, State of Mexico, and large cities), 55.84 pesos in Zone B (Sonora, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Jalisco), and 54.47 pesos in Zone C (all other states) 1,753 13 January 1, 2010 Moldova 400 Moldovan lei a month 810 29 N/A Monaco €8.71 per hour (same as the French minimum wage for full-time work), plus a 5% adjustment N/A N/A N/A Mongolia nearly 108,000 Mongolian tögrög per month for public and private sector workers 2,004 58 January 2008 Montenegro €55 a month 1,460 14 July 1, 2007 Morocco 10.14 Moroccan dirhams per hour in the industrialized sector and 52.50 dirhams per day for agricultural workers 2,696 59 N/A Mozambique N/A; set by the government for nine sectors of the economy N/A N/A N/A Myanmar 15,000 Myanma kyat a month for salaried public employees; 500 kyat per day for day laborers, supplemented by various subsidies and allowances 401 33 N/A Namibia no statutory minimum wage law; the mining, construction, security and agricultural sectors set basic levels of pay through collective bargaining — — — Nauru N/A; there is a graduated salary system for public service officers and employees; none for private-sector workers N/A N/A July 2007 Nepal 4,600 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 1,889 155 September 17, 2008 Netherlands €1,398.60 per month, €322.75 per week and €64.55 per day for persons 23 and older; between 30-85% of this amount for persons aged 15–22 19,335 48 July 1, 2009 New Zealand NZ$12.75 per hour for workers 18 years old or older, and NZ$10.20 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 16,462 62 April 1, 2010 Nicaragua set 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 2,218 77 2008 Niger as 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 1,367 192 N/A Nigeria 8,625 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 1,543 68 N/A North Korea N/A N/A N/A N/A Northern Cyprus 1,190 Turkish lira per month N/A N/A August 2008 Norway none; wages normally fall within a national scale negotiated by labor, employers, and local governments — — — Oman 140 Omani rials per month for citizens; none for foreign workers 7,000 27 N/A Pakistan 6,000 Pakistani rupees per month, applying only to industrial and commercial establishments employing 50 or more workers 2,484 93 March 2008 Palau US$2.50 per hour; does not include foreign workers 5,200 64 N/A Panama ranges from 1.01 to 1.87 Panamanian balboas per hour, depending on the region and sector 4,140 35 2007 Papua New Guinea 2.29 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 3,304 152 January 21, 2010 Paraguay 1,341,775 Paraguayan guaraníes per month; there is no public sector minimum wage; 40% of the minimum wage for domestic workers 6,518 143 October 1, 2007 People's Republic of China none, nationally; set locally according to standards laid out by the central government (see Minimum wage law#People's Republic of China) — — — Peru 550 Peruvian nuevos soles per month 4,342 50 January 1, 2008 Philippines ranges from P187 a day for agricultural workers in the Southern Tagalog Region to P382 a day for nonagricultural workers in the National Capital Region; set by tripartite regional wage boards 2,053 58 2008 Poland 1,317 Polish złotych per month 8,088 45 January 1, 2010 Portugal €450 per month for full-time workers, rural workers, and domestic employees ages 18 and older 9,052 40 January 1, 2009 Qatar none; the labor law provides the emir with authority to set a minimum wage, but he did not do so — — — Republic of China (Taiwan) NT$17,280 a month; NT$104 per hour 12,175 38 July 1, 2007 Republic of Macedonia none — — — Romania 600 Romanian lei per month for a full-time schedule of 170 hours per month; 120% of the minimum wage for skilled workers 3,734 31 January 1, 2009 Russia 4,330 Russian rubles per month; essentially an accounting reference for calculating transfer payments 2,812 19 2008 Rwanda ranges 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 496 43 N/A Saint Kitts and Nevis EC$8.00 an hour 7,954 60 October 2008 Saint Lucia EC$300 a month for office clerks; EC$200 for shop assistants; EC$160 for messengers 1,274 13 N/A Saint Vincent and the Grenadines EC$25 per day for agriculture workers (shelter provided); EC$30 per day for industrial workers earned 4,574 45 2003 Samoa WST$2.00 per hour for the private sector; WST$2.40 for the public sector 2,838 49 N/A San Marino €7.04 per hour 15,707 37 N/A São Tomé and Príncipe 650,000 São Tomé and Príncipe dobras per month for civil servants 747 41 2007 Saudi Arabia none; 1,500 Saudi riyals a month unofficially for citizen workers in the private sector, based on the minimum monthly contribution to the pension system 7,585 33 N/A Senegal 209 CFA francs per hour, nationally 1,638 93 N/A Serbia 13,572 dinars per month 4,377 41 July 2008 Seychelles SR2,325 per month in the public sector; none in the private sector 5,276 22 N/A Sierra Leone 25,000 Sierra Leonean leones per month 211 27 N/A Singapore no laws or regulations — — — Slovakia 8,900 Slovak korún per month 6,446 30 January 1, 2009 Slovenia €510 (net) per month 9,714 35 January 3, 2010 Solomon Islands SI$1.50 per hour for all workers except those in the fishing and agricultural sectors, who receive SI$1.25 1,005 34 N/A Somalia none — — — South Africa R1,041 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 2,471 24 N/A Spain €633.30 per month 11,426 39 January 1, 2010 Sri Lanka 6,750 rupees per month in 43 trades 1,619 34 N/A Sudan 124 Sudanese pounds per month 1,100 46 N/A Suriname no legislation; SRD 600 per month is the lowest wage for civil servants 3,998 46 N/A Swaziland 300 Swazi emalangeni a month for a domestic worker; 420 emalangeni a month for an unskilled worker; 600 emalangeni a month for a skilled worker 848 15 N/A Sweden none; set by annual collective bargaining contracts — — — Switzerland none; 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 15,457 38 N/A Syria 6,110 Syrian pounds per month, plus benefits, including compensation for meals, uniforms, and transportation 2,984 60 N/A Tajikistan 60 Tajikistani somoni per month, plus certain government subsidies for workers and their families 477 26 N/A Tanzania set 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 1,593 112 January 2008 Thailand ranges from 148 Thai baht to 203 baht per day, depending on the cost of living in various provinces; set by provincial tripartite wage committees that sometimes include only employer representatives 2,293 28 N/A Timor-Leste not stipulated in law; in practice, US$85 per month 5,152 205 N/A Togo 28,000 CFA francs a month 1,283 154 August 2008 Tonga none — — — Trinidad and Tobago TT$9 per hour 3,898 N/A N/A Tunisia for 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 2,959 32 May 2, 2008 Turkey 638 Turkish new lira per month 7,069 57 2008 Turkmenistan 330 Turkmenistani manat (new manat) per month in the state sector 2,446 40 N/A Tuvalu A$130 biweekly in the public sector 2,795 175 N/A Uganda 6,000 Ugandan shillings per month 95 8 1984 Ukraine 605 Ukrainian hryven' per month 2,296 36 December 1, 2008 United Arab Emirates none — — — United Kingdom £5.93 per hour (aged 21 and older), £4.92 per hour (aged 18–20) or £3.64 per hour (under 18 and finished compulsory education) 22,597 66 October 1, 2010 United States the 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 (see Minimum wage in the United States, List of U.S. minimum wages) 15,080 33 July 24, 2009 Uruguay 4,150 Uruguayan pesos per month; functioning more as an index for calculating wage rates than as a true measure of minimum subsistence levels 3,079 23 2008 Uzbekistan 25,040 Uzbekistani som per month 490 17 N/A Vanuatu 26,000 Vanuatu vatu per month 5,254 111 October 2008 Venezuela 1223.89 Venezuelan bolívares (bolívar fuerte) per month 7,310 60 May 1, 2010 Vietnam official 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 1,002 34 N/A Western Sahara identical to those in Morocco N/A N/A N/A Yemen none — — — Zambia 268,000 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 917 60 N/A Zimbabwe N/A; none, nationally, except for agricultural and domestic workers; government regulations for each of the 22 industrial sectors specify minimum wages N/A N/A N/A
- List of minimum wage laws
- List of sovereign states in Europe by minimum wage
- List of sovereign states in Europe by net average wage
- List of U.S. minimum wages
- List of minimum wages in Canada
- List of minimum wages in China (PRC)
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
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- ^ a b c d e 48 hours a week
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- ^ a b 45 hours a week
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- ^ 37 hours a week
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- ^ 35 hours a week
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- ^ 39 hours a week
- ^ Minimum wage rises, Globes Online.
- ^ 43 hours a week
- ^ 36¼ hours a week
- ^ Hourly Minimum Wage Set at W4,110, The Korea TImes.
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- ^ There is no legislation concerning maximum hours of work; 40 hours a week was used for the purpose of calculating an annual wage.
- ^ PNG APPROVES $1.18 HOURLY MINIMUM WAGE, PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT.
- ^ 44 hours a week
- ^ EJECUTIVO DISPONE EL AUMENTO DEL SALARIO MINIMO EN UN 10 POR CIENTO, Viva Paraguay.
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- ^ 37½ hours a week
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- ^ Real Decreto 2030/2009 del 30-12-2009, Boletín Oficial del Estado
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