List of minimum wages by country
Overview
 
The list below gives the official minimum wage
Minimum wage
A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest wage at which workers may sell their labour. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in a great many jurisdictions, there are differences of opinion about...

 rates in 197 countries and territories: 192 United Nations member states
United Nations member states
There are 193 United Nations member states, and each of them is a member of the United Nations General Assembly.The criteria for admission of new members are set out in the United Nations Charter, Chapter II, Article 4, as follows:...

 (does not include South Sudan
South Sudan
South Sudan , officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country located in the Sahel region of northeastern Africa. It is also part of the North Africa UN sub-region. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city; the capital city is planned to be moved to the more...

, which gained independence in July 2011), plus the Republic of China
Republic of China
The Republic of China , commonly known as Taiwan , is a unitary sovereign state located in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China currently governs the island of Taiwan , which forms over 99% of its current territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and other minor...

 (Taiwan), Northern Cyprus, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

, Kosovo
Kosovo
Kosovo is a region in southeastern Europe. Part of the Ottoman Empire for more than five centuries, later the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within Serbia...

 and Western Sahara
Western Sahara
Western Sahara is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to . It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly...

. 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
Gross income
Gross income in United States tax law is receipts and gains from all sources less cost of goods sold. Gross income is the starting point for determining Federal and state income tax of individuals, corporations, estates and trusts, whether resident or nonresident."Except as otherwise provided" by...

 amount, i.e.
Encyclopedia
The list below gives the official minimum wage
Minimum wage
A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest wage at which workers may sell their labour. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in a great many jurisdictions, there are differences of opinion about...

 rates in 197 countries and territories: 192 United Nations member states
United Nations member states
There are 193 United Nations member states, and each of them is a member of the United Nations General Assembly.The criteria for admission of new members are set out in the United Nations Charter, Chapter II, Article 4, as follows:...

 (does not include South Sudan
South Sudan
South Sudan , officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country located in the Sahel region of northeastern Africa. It is also part of the North Africa UN sub-region. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city; the capital city is planned to be moved to the more...

, which gained independence in July 2011), plus the Republic of China
Republic of China
The Republic of China , commonly known as Taiwan , is a unitary sovereign state located in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China currently governs the island of Taiwan , which forms over 99% of its current territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and other minor...

 (Taiwan), Northern Cyprus, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

, Kosovo
Kosovo
Kosovo is a region in southeastern Europe. Part of the Ottoman Empire for more than five centuries, later the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija within Serbia...

 and Western Sahara
Western Sahara
Western Sahara is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to . It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly...

. 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
Gross income
Gross income in United States tax law is receipts and gains from all sources less cost of goods sold. Gross income is the starting point for determining Federal and state income tax of individuals, corporations, estates and trusts, whether resident or nonresident."Except as otherwise provided" by...

 amount, i.e. before deduction of taxes
Tax deduction
Income tax systems generally allow a tax deduction, i.e., a reduction of the income subject to tax, for various items, especially expenses incurred to produce income. Often these deductions are subject to limitations or conditions...

 and social security
Social security
Social security is primarily a social insurance program providing social protection or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and others. Social security may refer to:...

 contributions, which vary from one country to another.

For the sake of comparison, an "annual wage" column is provided in International dollars, a hypothetical unit of currency
Currency
In economics, currency refers to a generally accepted medium of exchange. These are usually the coins and banknotes of a particular government, which comprise the physical aspects of a nation's money supply...

 that has the same purchasing power
Purchasing power
Purchasing power is the number of goods/services that can be purchased with a unit of currency. For example, if you had taken one dollar to a store in the 1950s, you would have been able to buy a greater number of items than you would today, indicating that you would have had a greater purchasing...

 that the U.S. dollar had in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 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 http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2010/02/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=16&pr.y=6&sy=2009&ey=2009&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=512%2C941%2C914%2C446%2C612%2C666%2C614%2C668%2C311%2C672%2C213%2C946%2C911%2C137%2C193%2C962%2C122%2C674%2C912%2C676%2C313%2C548%2C419%2C556%2C513%2C678%2C316%2C181%2C913%2C682%2C124%2C684%2C339%2C273%2C638%2C921%2C514%2C948%2C218%2C943%2C963%2C686%2C616%2C688%2C223%2C518%2C516%2C728%2C918%2C558%2C748%2C138%2C618%2C196%2C522%2C278%2C622%2C692%2C156%2C694%2C624%2C142%2C626%2C449%2C628%2C564%2C228%2C283%2C924%2C853%2C233%2C288%2C632%2C293%2C636%2C566%2C634%2C964%2C238%2C182%2C662%2C453%2C960%2C968%2C423%2C922%2C935%2C714%2C128%2C862%2C611%2C716%2C321%2C456%2C243%2C722%2C248%2C942%2C469%2C718%2C253%2C724%2C642%2C576%2C643%2C936%2C939%2C961%2C644%2C813%2C819%2C199%2C172%2C184%2C132%2C524%2C646%2C361%2C648%2C362%2C915%2C364%2C134%2C732%2C652%2C366%2C174%2C734%2C328%2C144%2C258%2C146%2C656%2C463%2C654%2C528%2C336%2C923%2C263%2C738%2C268%2C578%2C532%2C537%2C944%2C742%2C176%2C866%2C534%2C369%2C536%2C744%2C429%2C186%2C433%2C925%2C178%2C746%2C436%2C926%2C136%2C466%2C343%2C112%2C158%2C111%2C439%2C298%2C916%2C927%2C664%2C846%2C826%2C299%2C542%2C582%2C967%2C474%2C443%2C754%2C917%2C698%2C544&s=PPPEX&grp=0&a=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
(Intl. dollars
Geary-Khamis dollar
The Geary-Khamis dollar, more commonly known as the international dollar, is a hypothetical unit of currency that has the same purchasing power that the U.S. dollar had in the United States at a given point in time. It is widely used in economics. The years 1990 or 2000 are often used as a...

)
% of 2009 GDP
per capita
Effective
 Afghanistan 4,000 Afghani
Afghan afghani
The Afghani is the currency of Afghanistan. It is notionally subdivided into 100 pul , although there are no pul coins in circulation.-Original Afghani :...

 per month for government workers; 2,000 Afghani for private sector workers
907 97
 Albania 18,000 Albanian lek
Albanian lek
The lek is the official currency of Albania. It is subdivided into 100 qindarka , although qindarka are no longer issued.-Names:...

ë per month, nationally
4,266 60
 Algeria 15,000 Algerian dinar
Algerian dinar
The dinar is the currency of Algeria and it is subdivided into 100 santeem .-History:The dinar was introduced on 1 April 1964, replacing the Algerian new franc at par.-Coins:...

s per month, nationally
4,277 62
 Andorra
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

7.6 per hour and €915.20 per month, nationally; set by the government and adjusted twice a year
 Angola 8,600 kwanza per month 1,844 30
 Antigua and Barbuda EC$
East Caribbean dollar
The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of eight of the nine members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States...

7.00 an hour for all categories of labor
8,519 49
 Argentina 1,500 Argentine peso
Argentine peso
The peso is the currency of Argentina, identified by the symbol $ preceding the amount in the same way as many countries using dollar currencies. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. Its ISO 4217 code is ARS...

s a month, nationally
9,170 63
 Armenia 30,000 Armenian dram
Armenian dram
The dram is the monetary unit of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. It is subdivided into 100 luma . The word "dram" translates into English as "money" and is cognate with the Greek drachma...

 per month; set by the government by decree
1,888 38
 Australia 570.00 Australian dollar
Australian dollar
The Australian dollar is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu...

s per week; set federally by the Fair Work Australia
Fair Work Australia
Fair Work Australia is the Australian industrial relations institution created by the Federal ALP Government's Fair Work Act 2009.. It commenced operation on 1 July 2009.-Functions:...

20,027 52
 Austria none; instead, nationwide collective bargaining agreements set minimum wages by job classification for each industry; the accepted unofficial annual minimum wage is
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

12,000 to €14,000
14,101 37
 Azerbaijan 75 Azerbaijani manat
Azerbaijani manat
The Manat is the currency of Azerbaijan. It is subdivided into 100 qəpik. The word manat is borrowed from "moneta" which is pronounced as "maneta"...

 per month
2,228 23
 The Bahamas B$
Bahamian dollar
The dollar has been the currency of The Bahamas since 1966. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively B$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents....

4.00 per hour for the private sector; B$4.45 per hour for government employees
9,917 38
 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
 Barbados BDS$5 per hour for household domestics and shop assistants 8,208 37
 Belarus 220,080 Belarusian ruble
Belarusian ruble
The ruble is the currency of Belarus. The symbol for the ruble is Br and the ISO 4217 code is BYR.-First ruble, 1992–2000:The breakup of supply chain in the former Soviet enterprises demanded that goods be bought and sold on the market, often requiring cash settlement...

s a month nationally
2,334 18
 Belgium
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

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
 Belize BZ$
Belize dollar
The Belize dollar is the official currency in Belize, formerly known as British Honduras; is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively BZ$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents...

2.50 an hour for those in agriculture and agro-industry; BZ$3.00 for manual and domestic workers
5,571 71
 Benin 30,000 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s per month; the government set minimum wage scales for a number of occupations
1,553 108
 Bhutan 100 Bhutanese ngultrum
Bhutanese ngultrum
The ngultrum has been the currency of Bhutan since 1974. It is subdivided into 100 chhertum .-History:In 1974, the ngultrum was introduced, replacing the rupee at par...

 per day plus various allowances paid in cash or kind
1,520 29
 Bolivia 647 Bolivian boliviano
Bolivian boliviano
The boliviano is the currency of Bolivia. It is divided into 100 centavos. Boliviano was also the name of the currency of Bolivia between 1864 and 1963.-First boliviano:...

s per month for the public and private sectors
2,904 65
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 320 convertible maraka
Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
The Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark is the currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is divided into 100 fenings...

 per month in Republika Srpska
Republika Srpska
Republika Srpska is one of two main political entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the other being the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina...

; 343 convertible maraka per month in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the two political entities that compose the sovereign country of Bosnia and Herzegovina . The two entities are delineated by the Inter-Entity Boundary Line...

4,770 62
 Botswana 3.8 Botswana pula
Botswana pula
The pula is the currency of Botswana. It has the ISO 4217 code BWP and is subdivided into 100 thebe. Pula literally means "rain" in Setswana, because rain is very scarce in Botswana - home to much of the Kalahari Desert - and therefore valuable. Pula also means "blessing" as rain is considered a...

 an hour for most full-time labor in the private sector
2,963 21
 Brazil 622.00 reais
Brazilian real
The real is the present-day currency of Brazil. Its sign is R$ and its ISO code is BRL. It is subdivided into 100 centavos ....

 per month
7,464 37
 Brunei none
 Kingdom of Bulgaria 240 Bulgarian lev
Bulgarian lev
The lev is the currency of Bulgaria. It is divided in 100 stotinki . In archaic Bulgarian the word "lev" meant "lion".It is speculated that Bulgaria, as a member of the European Union will adopt the Euro in 2015 .- First lev, 1881–1952 :...

a per month
240 33
 Burkina Faso 30,684 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s a month in the formal sector; does not apply to subsistence agriculture or other informal occupations
1,736 133
 Burundi 160 Burundian franc
Burundian franc
The franc is the currency of Burundi. It is nominally subdivided into 100 centimes, although coins have never been issued in centimes since Burundi began issuing its own currency...

s 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
 Cambodia equivalent to US$50 per month, plus a minimum $6 living allowance, for the garment sector; none for any other industry 672 34
 Cameroon 28,246 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s per month; applicable in all sectors
1,382 64
 Canada set by each province and territory; ranges from C$
Canadian dollar
The Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. As of 2007, the Canadian dollar is the 7th most traded currency in the world. It is abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or C$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies...

8.00 to C$10.25 per hour (see List of minimum wages in Canada)
16,710 44
 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
 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 franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s a month for agricultural workers; approximately 26,000 CFA francs a month for office workers
360 48
 Chad 28,000 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s per month
1,671 104
 Chile 172,000 Chilean peso
Chilean peso
The peso is the currency of Chile. The current peso has circulated since 1975, with a previous version circulating between 1817 and 1960. The symbol used locally for it is $. The ISO 4217 code for the present peso is CLP. It is subdivided into 100 centavos, although no centavo denominated coins...

s 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
 Colombia 515,000 Colombian peso
Colombian peso
The peso is the currency of Colombia. Its ISO 4217 code is COP and it is also informally abbreviated as COL$. However, the official peso symbol is $. As 20 July 2011, the exchange rate of the Colombian peso is 1750 Colombian pesos to 1 U.S. dollar.-History:The peso has been the currency of Colombia...

s a month; established by the government every January, serving as a benchmark for wage bargaining
4,983 55
 Comoros 30,000 Comorian franc
Comorian franc
The franc is the official currency of Comoros. It is nominally subdivided into 100 centimes, although no centime denominations have ever been issued.-History:...

s per month
1,474 126
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 500 Congolese franc
Congolese franc
The franc is the currency of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is subdivided into 100 centimes.-First franc, 1887-1967:During Belgian colonial rule, currency denominated in centimes and francs was issued for use in Congo. These francs were equal in value to the Belgian franc. From 1916, the...

s per day
306 93
 Republic of the Congo 54,000 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s per month in the formal sector
2,225 54
 Costa Rica ranging from 107,883 Costa Rican colones
Costa Rican colón
The colón is the currency of Costa Rica. The plural is colones in Spanish, but English speakers often say colons instead. The ISO 4217 code is CRC....

 a month for domestic employees to 397,665 colones for university graduates; set annually by the National Wage Council
3,762 36
 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
 Independent State of Croatia 2,814.00 Croatian kuna
Croatian kuna
The kuna is the currency of Croatia since 1994 . It is subdivided into 100 lipa. The kuna is issued by the Croatian National Bank and the coins are minted by the Croatian Monetary Institute....

 (gross) per month for full-time workers; HRK 2,701.44 in the textile, wood-processing and leather industries
7,951 45
 Cuba it varies by occupation; on average, 225 Cuban peso
Cuban peso
The peso is one of two official currencies in use in Cuba, the other being the convertible peso...

s 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
 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
 Czech Republic 8,000 Czech korun
Czech koruna
The Czech koruna or Czech crown has been the currency of the Czech Republic since 8 February 1993 when, together with its Slovak counterpart, it replaced the Czechoslovak koruna at par....

 a month
6,695 28
 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
 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$
East Caribbean dollar
The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of eight of the nine members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States...

5.00 per hour for all public and private workers
7,909 77
 Dominican Republic 4,900 Dominican peso
Dominican peso
The Dominican peso, also called peso oro is the currency of the Dominican Republic. Its symbol is "$", with "RD$" used when distinction from other pesos is required; its ISO 4217 code is "DOP". Each peso is divided into 100 centavos , for which the ¢ symbol is used...

s a month in the FTZs
Free trade zone
A free trade zone or export processing zone , also called foreign-trade zone, formerly free port is an area within which goods may be landed, handled, manufactured or reconfigured, and reexported without the intervention of the customs authorities...

 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
 Ecuador US$
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

240 (gross) per month plus mandated bonuses
5,680 73
 Egypt N/A; set by the government for the public sector
 El Salvador US$
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

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
 Equatorial Guinea N/A; set by statute for all sectors of the formal economy; varies from sector to sector
 Eritrea 360 Eritrean nakfa
Eritrean nakfa
The nakfa is the currency of Eritrea. It is divided into 100 cents. The currency was introduced in 1997 to replace the Ethiopian birr at par, and it was named after the town of Nakfa.For an earlier currency of Eritrea, see tallero....

 per month in the civil service sector
526 77
 Estonia 4,350 Estonian kroon
Estonian kroon
In 1992, coins were introduced in denominations of 5, 10, 20 & 50 senti, as well as 1 kroon. The 1 kroon was struck in cupronickel, the others in aluminum-bronze. However, in 1997, nickel-plated steel 20 senti were introduced, followed by aluminum-bronze 1 kroon in 1998. 5 senti coins were not...

i per month
5,709 32
 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
Ethiopian birr
The birr is the unit of currency in Ethiopia. Before 1976, dollar was the official English translation of birr. Today, it is officially birr in English as well....

; employees in the banking and insurance sector had a minimum monthly wage of 336 birr
902 95
 Federated States of Micronesia US$
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

2.64 per hour for employment with the national government; all states have a minimum hourly wage for government workers: $2.00 in Pohnpei
Pohnpei
Not to be confused with Pompeii, the ancient city destroyed by Vesuvius in AD 79.Pohnpei "upon a stone altar " is the name of one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia , situated among the Senyavin Islands which are part of the larger Caroline Islands group...

, $1.25 in Chuuk
Chuuk
Chuuk — formerly Truk, Ruk, Hogoleu, Torres, Ugulat, and Lugulus — is an island group in the south western part of the Pacific Ocean. It comprises one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia , along with Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap. Chuuk is the most populous of the FSM's...

, $1.49 in Kosrae
Kosrae
Kosrae , formerly known as Kusaie, is an island in Micronesia. The State of Kosrae is one of four states of the Federated States of Micronesia, and includes, besides the island of Kosrae, about a dozen satellite islands and islets, the most significant of which is Lelu Island.-Geography:With a...

, and $1.60 in Yap
Yap
Yap, also known as Wa'ab by locals, is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It is a state of the Federated States of Micronesia. Yap's indigenous cultures and traditions are still strong compared to other neighboring islands. The island of Yap actually consists of four...

; $1.35 for private sector workers in Pohnpei
2,600 118
 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
 Early Modern France
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

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
 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
 The Gambia 19.55 dalasi per day for unskilled labor; 50 dalasi, in practice 1,610 84
 Georgia (country) 115 Georgian lari
Georgian lari
The lari is the currency of Georgia. It is divided into 100 tetri. The name lari is an old Georgian word denoting a hoard, property, while tetri is an old Georgian monetary term used from the 13th century....

 a month for public employees; 20 lari a month for private sector workers
279 6
 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 3.73 Ghanaian cedi
Ghanaian cedi
The Ghana Cedi is the unit of currency of Ghana. The word "cedi" is derived from the Akan word for cowry shell. The Ghana cedi was introduced on 3 July 2007 and is equal to 10,000 old cedis...

s a day
689 44
 Greece
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

583.36 a month
11,454 38
 Grenada set for various categories of workers; for example, agricultural workers were classified into male and female workers; rates for men were EC$
East Caribbean dollar
The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of eight of the nine members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States...

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
 Guatemala 52 Guatemalan quetzal
Guatemalan quetzal
The quetzal is the currency of Guatemala. It is named after the national bird of Guatemala, the Resplendent Quetzal. In ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal bird's tail feathers were used as currency. It is divided into 100 cents, called centavos in standard Spanish or lenes in Guatemalan slang...

es per day for agricultural work and nonagricultural work and 47.75 quetzales for work in garment factories
2,734 57
 Guinea-Bissau set annually for all categories of work; approximately 19,030 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s per month plus a bag of rice
993 93
 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$
Guyanese dollar
The Guyanese dollar has been the unit of account in Guyana since 29 January 1839. Originally it was intended as a transitionary unit to facilitate the changeover from the Dutch guilder system of currency to the British pound sterling system...

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
 Haiti 70 Haitian gourde
Haitian gourde
- Banknotes :In 1875, banknotes were issued by the "National Bank of Haiti" in denominations of 25 centimes, 1 and 5 piastres . Following this, banknotes were issued in denominations ranging from 10 centimes to 5 gourdes by the various Haitian governments until 1916, when the "National Bank of the...

s a day
817 68
 Honduras monthly minimum wage varies according to the number of workers employed; 1-20 workers: 5,500 Honduran lempira
Honduran lempira
The lempiras is the currency of Honduras. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. The lempira was named after the 16th-century cacique Lempira, a ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, who is renowned in Honduran folklore for leading the local native resistance against the Spanish conquistador forces...

s (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
 Hong Kong HK$3,580 per month for foreign domestic workers; bill for city-wide minimum wage introduced (see Minimum wage in Hong Kong
Minimum wage in Hong Kong
The Legislative Council voted to introduce a minimum wage in Hong Kong in July 2010. The executive branch proposed a minimum wage of HK$28 per hour in November 2010, which the Legislative Council voted to accept after much debate in January 2011. It came into effect on 1 May 2011...

)
7,932 19
 Hungary 73,500 Hungarian forint
Hungarian forint
The forint is the currency of Hungary. It is divided into 100 fillér, although fillér coins are no longer in circulation. The introduction of the forint on 1 August 1946 was a crucial step of the post-WWII stabilization of the Hungarian economy, and the currency remained relatively stable until...

 per month
6,274 34
 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
 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
Papua
Papua was the name, as provided to the Portuguese commander Jorge de Meneses while sheltering there in 1526, of the people living on Waigeo, one of the Raja Ampat Islands west of the Vogelkop Peninsula, now part of the West Papua province of Indonesia. The Spanish pilot Martin de Uriarte in the...

; as low as 500,000 rupiah per month in East Java
East Java
East Java is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the eastern part of the island of Java and includes neighboring Madura and islands to its east and to its north East Java is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the eastern part of the island of Java and includes neighboring Madura and...

1,027 25
 Iran 2,200,000 Iranian rial
Iranian rial
The rial is the currency of Iran. It is subdivided into 100 dinar but, because of the very low current value of the rial, no fraction of the rial is used in accounting....

s per month; set annually for each industrial sector and region
6,618 61
 Iraq less than 10,500 Iraqi dinar
Iraqi dinar
The dinar is the currency of Iraq. It is issued by the Central Bank of Iraq and is subdivided into 1,000 fils , although inflation has rendered the fils obsolete.-History:...

s per day for a skilled worker and less than 5,250 for an unskilled worker
1,973 55
 Republic of Ireland
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

8.65 per hour
18,965 49
 Israel approximately 47.5 percent of the average wage, or 3,850 Israeli new sheqel
Israeli new sheqel
The Israeli New Shekel is the currency of the State of Israel. The shekel is divided into 100 agorot...

 per month
12,493 44
 Italy none by law; instead set through collective bargaining agreements on a sector-by-sector basis
 Jamaica J$
Jamaican dollar
The dollar has been the currency of Jamaica since 1969. It is often abbreviated "J$", the J serving to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents.-History:...

3,700 per week for all workers except private security guards, whose minimum was J$5,500 per week
4,219 48
 Japan ranges from 618 Japanese yen
Japanese yen
The is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro. It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro and the pound sterling...

 to 739 yen per hour; set on a prefectural and industry basis
11,254 35
 Jordan 110 Jordanian dinar
Jordanian dinar
The dinar is the currency of Jordan. The dinar is divided into 10 dirham, 100 qirsh or 1000 fils....

s per month
2,458 44
 Kazakhstan 10,515 Kazakhstani tenge
Kazakhstani tenge
The tenge is the currency of Kazakhstan. It is divided into 100 tïın . It was introduced on 15th of November 1993 to replace the Soviet ruble at a rate of 1 tenge = 500 rubles...

 a month
1,442 12
 Kenya set by the government by location, age and skill level; the lowest urban minimum wage was 7,578 shilling
Shilling
The shilling is a unit of currency used in some current and former British Commonwealth countries. The word shilling comes from scilling, an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times where it was deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere. The word is thought to derive...

s per month, and the lowest agricultural minimum wage for unskilled employees was 2,536 shillings per month, excluding housing allowance
830 48
 Kiribati none; estimated by government authorities to be between A$
Australian dollar
The Australian dollar is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu...

1.60 to A$1.70 per hour
11,048 183
 South Korea 4,110 South Korean won
South Korean won
The won is the currency of South Korea. A single won is divided into 100 jeon, the monetary subunit. The jeon is no longer used for everyday transactions, and appears only in foreign exchange rates...

 per hour; reviewed annually
10,955 39
 Republic of Kosovo none adopted; €80 a month, unofficially 2,019 88
 Kuwait 217 Kuwaiti dinar
Kuwaiti dinar
The dinar is the currency of Kuwait. It is sub-divided into 1000 fils. It is the highest-valued currency unit in the world.-History:...

s 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
 Kyrgyzstan 340 Kyrgyzstani som
Kyrgyzstani som
The som is the currency of the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia. The ISO 4217 currency code is KGS. The som is sub-divided into 100 tyiyn...

 per month, nominally; used for administrative purpose
251 11
 Laos 11,154 Lao kip
Lao kip
The kip "Currency Lao Kip") is the currency of Laos since 1952. One kip is divided into 100 att . The official name is: ເງີນກີບລາວ, lit. Other languages say: ; code: LAK; sign: ' or ', encoded .-Free Lao Kip:...

 a day for private sector workers; 290,000 Lao kip
Lao kip
The kip "Currency Lao Kip") is the currency of Laos since 1952. One kip is divided into 100 att . The official name is: ເງີນກີບລາວ, lit. Other languages say: ; code: LAK; sign: ' or ', encoded .-Free 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
 Latvia 180 Latvian latu
Latvian lats
The lats is the currency of Latvia. It is abbreviated as Ls. The lats is sub-divided into 100 santīmi ....

 a month
5,333 37
 Lebanon 500,000 Lebanese lira per month 6,344 44
 Lesotho 252 maloti
Maloti
Maloti can refer to:* The Maloti mountains in the highlands of Lesotho, also commonly spelled "Maluti". On the South African side of the range it is called the Drakensberg....

 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
 Liberia 15 LD
LD
LD may refer to:In science and mathematics:*Lethal dose#, where "#" represents the percentage of test organisms killed by a specific dosage , e.g...

 per hour not exceeding 8 hours per day, excluding benefits, for unskilled laborers; 4,200 LD per month for civil servants
 Libya 130 Libyan dinar
Libyan dinar
The dinar is the currency of Libya. Its ISO 4217 code is "LYD". The dinar is subdivided into 1000 dirham . It was introduced in 1971 and replaced the pound at par. It is issued by the Central Bank of Libya, which also supervises the banking system and regulates credit...

s 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
 Liechtenstein none
 Lithuania 800 Lithuanian litas
Lithuanian litas
The Lithuanian litas is the currency of Lithuania. It is divided into 100 centų...

 per month
5,759 35
 Luxembourg
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, 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
 Madagascar 70,025 Malagasy ariary
Malagasy ariary
The ariary is the currency of Madagascar. It is subdivided into 5 iraimbilanja and is one of only two non-decimal currencies currently circulating . The names ariary and iraimbilanja derive from the pre-colonial currency, with ariary being the name for a silver dollar...

 per month for nonagricultural workers; 71,000 ariary per month for agricultural workers
981 104
 Malawi MK
Mk
mk is the build tool replacing make in Version 10 Unix, Plan 9 from Bell Labs, and Inferno. It improves upon its predecessor by introducing a completely new syntax that is both easier to read and more powerful...

 142 per day for urban workers; MK 105 per day in all other areas
494 57
 Malaysia none, nationally; 350 Malaysian ringgit
Malaysian ringgit
The Malaysian ringgit is the currency of Malaysia. It is divided into 100 sen...

 per month for plantation workers; raised to 700 ringgit by productivity incentives and bonuses
4,735 34
 Maldives 2,600 Maldivian rufiyaa
Maldivian rufiyaa
The rufiyaa is the currency of the Maldives. Determining the rate for the US Dollar and the issuance of the currency is controlled by the Maldives Monetary Authority . The most commonly used symbols for the rufiyaa are MRF and Rf. The ISO 4217 code for Maldivian rufiyaa is MVR. The rufiyaa is...

 per month in the government sector
3,137 59
 Mali 28,465 CFA francs per month, supplemented by a required package of benefits, including social security and health care 1,284 110
 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
 Marshall Islands US$
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

2.00 per hour for government and private sector employees
 Mauritania 21,150 Mauritanian ouguiya
Mauritanian ouguiya
The ouguiya , also spelt "ougiya," is the currency of Mauritania. It is the only circulating currency other than the Malagasy ariary whose division units are not based on a power of ten, each ouguiya comprising five khoums .The ouguiya was introduced in 1973, replacing the CFA franc at a rate of 1...

 per month for adults
2,021 99
 Mauritius 562 Mauritian rupee
Mauritian rupee
The rupee is the currency of Mauritius.It is theoretically divided into 100 cents; however, as at October 2011, only 5 and 20 cent coins, are currently in circulation, the latest mintage of these two coins was in 2010. A Half Rupee coin is also in circulation.-History:The rupee was established by...

s 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
 Mexico daily minimum wages set annually by law and determined by zone; 57.46 Mexican peso
Mexican peso
The peso is the currency of Mexico. Modern peso and dollar currencies have a common origin in the 15th–19th century Spanish dollar, most continuing to use its sign, "$". The Mexican peso is the 12th most traded currency in the world, the third most traded in the Americas, and by far the most...

s in Zona A (Baja California
Baja California
Baja California officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is both the northernmost and westernmost state of Mexico. Before becoming a state in 1953, the area was known as the North...

, Federal District
Federal district
Federal districts are a type of administrative division of a federation, under the direct control of a federal government. They exist in various countries and states all over the world.-United States:...

, State of Mexico, and large cities), 55.84 pesos in Zone B (Sonora
Sonora
Sonora officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 72 municipalities; the capital city is Hermosillo....

, Nuevo León
Nuevo León
Nuevo León It is located in Northeastern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Tamaulipas to the north and east, San Luis Potosí to the south, and Coahuila to the west. To the north, Nuevo León has a 15 kilometer stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent to the U.S...

, Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 43 municipalities and its capital city is Ciudad Victoria. The capital city was named after Guadalupe Victoria, the...

, Veracruz
Veracruz
Veracruz, formally Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave , is one of the 31 states that, along with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federative entities of Mexico. It is divided in 212 municipalities and its capital city is...

, and Jalisco
Jalisco
Jalisco officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Jalisco is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is located in Western Mexico and divided in 125 municipalities and its capital city is Guadalajara.It is one of the more important states...

), and 54.47 pesos in Zone C (all other states)
1,753 13
 Moldova 400 Moldovan lei
Moldovan leu
The leu is the currency of Moldova. Like the Romanian leu, the Moldovan leu is subdivided into 100 bani . The name of the currency originates in Romania and means "lion".-History:...

 a month
810 29
 Monaco €8.71 per hour (same as the French minimum wage for full-time work), plus a 5% adjustment
 Mongolia nearly 108,000 Mongolian tögrög per month for public and private sector workers 2,004 58
 Kingdom of Montenegro
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

55 a month
1,460 14
 Morocco 10.14 Moroccan dirham
Moroccan dirham
The dirham is the currency of Morocco. The plural form is pronounced darahim, although in French and English "dirhams" is commonly used. Its ISO 4217 code is "MAD". It is subdivided into 100 santimat . The dirham is issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of Morocco...

s per hour in the industrialized sector and 52.50 dirhams per day for agricultural workers
2,696 59
 Mozambique N/A; set by the government for nine sectors of the economy
 Myanmar 15,000 Myanma kyat
Myanma kyat
The kyat is the currency of Burma . It is often abbreviated as "K", which is placed before the numerical value.-First kyat, 1852-1889:...

 a month for salaried public employees; 500 kyat per day for day laborers, supplemented by various subsidies and allowances
401 33
 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
 Nepal 4,600 Nepalese rupee
Nepalese rupee
The rupee is the official currency of Nepal. The present rupee has the ISO 4217 code NPR and is normally abbreviated with the sign ₨. It is subdivided into 100 paisa. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Nepal Rastra Bank...

s 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
 Netherlands
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

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
 New Zealand NZ$
New Zealand dollar
The New Zealand dollar is the currency of New Zealand. It also circulates in the Cook Islands , Niue, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands. It is divided into 100 cents....

13.00 per hour for workers 18 years old or older, and NZ$10.40 per hour for those aged 16 or 17 or in training.
16,784 62
 Nicaragua set for nine different economic sectors; ranges from 1,392 Nicaraguan córdoba
Nicaraguan córdoba
- History :The first córdoba was introduced on March 20, 1912. It replaced the peso at a rate of 12½ pesos = 1 córdoba & was initially equal to the US dollar. It was named after the founder of Nicaragua, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba....

s a month in the agricultural sector to 3,232 córdobas a month in the financial sector
2,218 77
 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
 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
 North Korea
 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 1,190 Turkish lira
Turkish lira
The Turkish lira is the currency of Turkey and the de facto independent state of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The lira is subdivided into 100 kuruş...

 per month
 Norway none; wages normally fall within a national scale negotiated by labor, employers, and local governments
 Oman 140 Omani rial
Omani rial
The rial is the currency of Oman. It is divided into 1000 baisa .-History:Before 1940, the Indian rupee and the Maria Theresa Thaler were the main currencies circulating in Muscat and Oman, as the state was then known, with rupees circulating on the coast and Thaler in the interior...

s per month for citizens; none for foreign workers
7,000 27
 Pakistan 6,000 Pakistani rupee
Pakistani rupee
The rupee is the currency of Pakistan. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the State Bank of Pakistan, the central bank of the country. The most commonly used symbol for the rupee is Rs, used on receipts when purchasing goods and services. In Pakistan, the rupee is referred to as the...

s per month, applying only to industrial and commercial establishments employing 50 or more workers
2,484 93
 Palau US$
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

2.50 per hour; does not include foreign workers
5,200 64
 Panama ranges from 1.01 to 1.87 Panamanian balboa
Panamanian balboa
The balboa is, along with the United States dollar, one of the official currencies of Panama. It is named in honor of the Spanish explorer/conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa. The balboa is subdivided into 100 centésimos.-The History of the Panamanian Balboa:The balboa replaced the Colombian peso...

s per hour, depending on the region and sector
4,140 35
 Papua New Guinea 2.29 Papua New Guinean kina
Papua New Guinean kina
The kina is the currency of Papua New Guinea. It is divided in 100 toea. The kina was introduced on 19 April 1975, replacing the Australian dollar at par...

 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
 Paraguay 1,341,775 Paraguayan guaraní
Paraguayan guaraní
The guaraní is the national currency unit of Paraguay. The guaraní was divided into 100 céntimos but, because of inflation, céntimos are no longer in use.The currency sign is .-History:...

es per month; there is no public sector minimum wage; 40% of the minimum wage for domestic workers
6,518 143
 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
Peruvian nuevo sol
The nuevo sol plural: nuevos soles; currency sign: S/.) is the currency of Peru. It is subdivided into 100 cents, called céntimos in Spanish. The ISO 4217 currency code is PEN. It is most commonly referred to just as sol...

 per month
4,342 50
 Philippines ranges from P
Philippine peso
The peso is the currency of the Philippines. It is subdivided into 100 centavos . Before 1967, the language used on the banknotes and coins was English and so "peso" was the name used...

222 a day for all workers in the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao
ARMM
ARMM can mean:* Automated Retroactive Minimal Moderation, a program to aid in the control of Usenet abuse, see ARMM * Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao...

 to P
Philippine peso
The peso is the currency of the Philippines. It is subdivided into 100 centavos . Before 1967, the language used on the banknotes and coins was English and so "peso" was the name used...

426 a day for nonagricultural workers in the National Capital Region; set by tripartite regional wage boards
2,053 58
 Poland 1,317 Polish złotych per month 8,088 45
 Portugal
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

450 per month for full-time workers, rural workers, and domestic employees ages 18 and older
9,052 40
 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
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

)
NT$
New Taiwan dollar
The New Taiwan dollar , or simply Taiwan dollar, is the official currency of the Taiwan Area of the Republic of China since 1949, when it replaced the Old Taiwan dollar...

17,280 a month; NT$104 per hour
12,175 38
 Republic of Macedonia none
 Kingdom of Romania 600 Romanian lei
Romanian leu
The leu is the currency of Romania. It is subdivided into 100 bani . The name of the currency means "lion". On 1 July 2005, Romania underwent a currency reform, switching from the previous leu to a new leu . 1 RON is equal to 10,000 ROL...

 per month for a full-time schedule of 170 hours per month; 120% of the minimum wage for skilled workers
3,734 31
 Russia 4,330 Russian ruble
Russian ruble
The ruble or rouble is the currency of the Russian Federation and the two partially recognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Formerly, the ruble was also the currency of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union prior to their breakups. Belarus and Transnistria also use currencies with...

s per month; essentially an accounting reference for calculating transfer payments
2,812 19
 Rwanda ranges from 500 to 750 Rwandan franc
Rwandan franc
The Rwandan franc is the currency of Rwanda. It is subdivided into 100 centimes.-History:...

s 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
 Saint Kitts and Nevis EC$
East Caribbean dollar
The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of eight of the nine members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States...

8.00 an hour
7,954 60
 Saint Lucia EC$
East Caribbean dollar
The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of eight of the nine members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States...

300 a month for office clerks; EC$200 for shop assistants; EC$160 for messengers
1,274 13
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines EC$
East Caribbean dollar
The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of eight of the nine members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States...

25 per day for agriculture workers (shelter provided); EC$30 per day for industrial workers earned
4,574 45
 Samoa WST$
Samoan tala
The tālā is the currency of Samoa. It is divided into 100 sene. The terms tālā and sene are the equivalents or transliteration of the English words dollar and cent, in the Samoan language....

2.00 per hour for the private sector; WST$2.40 for the public sector
2,838 49
 San Marino
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

7.04 per hour
15,707 37
 São Tomé and Príncipe 650,000 São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
The dobra is the currency of São Tomé and Príncipe. It is abbreviated Db and is divided into 100 cêntimos, although inflation has rendered the cêntimo obsolete. The dobra was introduced in 1977, replacing the escudo at par....

s per month for civil servants
747 41
 Saudi Arabia In the government sector, the minimum monthly wage is 3000 Saudi Riyals effective of 2011; However, 1,500 Saudi riyal
Saudi riyal
The Riyal is the currency of Saudi Arabia. It is abbreviated as ر.س or SR . It is subdivided into 100 Halalas . The Saudi Ghirsh is 5 Halalas.-History:...

s a month unofficially for citizen workers in the private sector, based on the minimum monthly contribution to the pension system. For non-citizens working in the private sector, there is no minimum wage and it can be as low as 300 Saudi Riyals per month.
7,585 33
 Senegal 209 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s per hour, nationally
1,638 93
 Serbia 13,572 dinar
Dinar
The dinar is the official currency of several countries.The history of the dinar dates to the gold dinar, an early Islamic coin corresponding to the Byzantine denarius auri...

s per month
4,377 41
 Seychelles SR
SR
SR as an acronym may refer to:- Geography and politics :* Slovak Republic, a former country now known as Slovakia* Socialist Republic or socialist state* Socialist-Revolutionary, as in Socialist-Revolutionary Party- Non-political organizations :...

2,325 per month in the public sector; none in the private sector
5,276 22
 Sierra Leone 25,000 Sierra Leonean leone
Sierra Leonean leone
-Banknotes:In 1964, the Bank of Sierra Leone introduced notes in denominations of 1, 2 and 5 leones. 50 cents notes were added in 1979, followed by 10 leones in 1980 and 20 leones in 1982...

s per month
211 27
 Singapore no laws or regulations
 Slovakia 8,900 Slovak korún
Slovak koruna
In 1993, coins were introduced in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 haliers, 1, 2, 5 and 10 korunas. The 10 and 20 halier coins were taken out of circulation on 31 December 2003....

 per month
6,446 30
 Slovenia €572,27 (net) per month (November 2011) 9,714 35
 Solomon Islands SI$
Solomon Islands dollar
The dollar is the currency of the Solomon Islands since 1977. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign "$" or, alternatively "SI$" to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies...

1.50 per hour for all workers except those in the fishing and agricultural sectors, who receive SI$1.25
1,005 34
 Somalia none
 South Africa R
South African rand
The rand is the currency of South Africa. It takes its name from the Witwatersrand , the ridge upon which Johannesburg is built and where most of South Africa's gold deposits were found. The rand has the symbol "R" and is subdivided into 100 cents, symbol "c"...

1,041 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
 Spain
Euro
The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

633.30 per month
11,426 39
 Sri Lanka 6,750 rupees per month in 43 trades 1,619 34
 Sudan 124 Sudanese pound
Sudanese pound
The Sudanese pound is the currency of Sudan and also used in South Sudan until finalization of the introduction of the South Sudanese pound. Both Arabic and English names for the denominations appear on the country's banknotes and coins. On 24 July 2011, Sudan launched a new currency...

s per month
1,100 46
 Suriname no legislation; SRD 600 per month is the lowest wage for civil servants 3,998 46
 Swaziland 300 Swazi emalangeni
Swazi lilangeni
The lilangeni is the currency of Swaziland and is subdivided into 100 cents. The South African rand is also accepted in Swaziland and it is issued by the Central Bank of Swaziland...

 a month for a domestic worker; 420 emalangeni a month for an unskilled worker; 600 emalangeni a month for a skilled worker
848 15
 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
 Syria 6,110 Syrian pound
Syrian pound
-Use of 10 Syrian pound coins in Norway:The shape of the 10 Syrian pound coin has been found to so resemble the 20 Norwegian krone coin that it can fool vending machines, coins-to-cash machines, arcade machines, and any other coin-operated, automated service machine in the country...

s per month, plus benefits, including compensation for meals, uniforms, and transportation
2,984 60
 Tajikistan 60 Tajikistani somoni
Tajikistani somoni
For other articles see the TJ disambiguation pageThe somoni is the currency of Tajikistan. It is subdivided into 100 diram . The currency is named after the father of the Tajik nation, Ismail Samani .-History:...

 per month, plus certain government subsidies for workers and their families
477 26
 Tanzania set by categories covering eight employment sectors; ranges from 65,000 Tanzanian shilling
Tanzanian shilling
The shilingi is the currency of Tanzania, although widespread use of U.S. dollars is accepted. It is subdivided into 100 senti .The Tanzanian shilling replaced the East African shilling in 1966 at par....

s per month for hotel workers to 350,000 shillings per month for the mineral sector
1,593 112
 Thailand ranges from 148 Thai baht
Thai baht
The baht is the currency of Thailand. It is subdivided into 100 satang . The issuance of currency is the responsibility of the Bank of Thailand.-History:The baht, like the pound, originated from a traditional unit of mass...

 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
 East Timor not stipulated in law; in practice, US$
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

85 per month
5,152 205
 Togo 28,000 CFA franc
CFA franc
The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc...

s a month
1,283 154
 Tonga none
 Trinidad and Tobago TT$
Trinidad and Tobago dollar
The dollar is the currency of Trinidad and Tobago. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively TT$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is subdivided into 100 cents...

9 per hour
3,898
 Tunisia for the industrial sector: 252 Tunisian dinar
Tunisian dinar
The dinar is the currency of Tunisia. It is subdivided into 1000 milim or millimes . The abbreviation DT is often used in Tunisia, although writing "dinar" after the amount is also acceptable ; the abbreviation TD is also mentioned in a few places, but is less frequently used, given the common use...

s 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
 Turkey 638 Turkish new lira
Turkish new lira
The new Turkish lira was the currency of Turkey and the de facto independent state of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus between 1 January 2005 and 1 January 2009 which was a transition period for the removal of six zeroes from the currency. The new lira was subdivided into 100 new kurush...

 per month
7,069 57
 Turkmenistan 330 Turkmenistani manat
Turkmenistani manat
The Manat is the currency of Turkmenistan. It was introduced on November 1, 1993, replacing the Russian ruble at a rate of 1 manat = 500 ruble. The ISO 4217 code is TMM and the manat is subdivided into 100 tennesi...

 (new manat) per month in the state sector
2,446 40
 Tuvalu A$
Australian dollar
The Australian dollar is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu...

130 biweekly in the public sector
2,795 175
 Uganda 6,000 Ugandan shilling
Ugandan shilling
The Shilling is the currency of Uganda. Technically, the shilling is subdivided into 100 cents but no subdivisions have been issued since the revaluation of the shilling in 1987.-History:...

s per month
95 8
 Ukraine 605 Ukrainian hryven'
Ukrainian hryvnia
The hryvnia, sometimes hryvnya or grivna ; sign: ₴, code: , has been the national currency of Ukraine since September 2, 1996. The hryvnia is subdivided into 100 kopiyok. In medieval times, it was a currency of Kievan Rus'....

 per month
2,296 36
 United Arab Emirates none
 United Kingdom £
Pound sterling
The pound sterling , commonly called the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, its Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, British Antarctic Territory and Tristan da Cunha. It is subdivided into 100 pence...

6.08 per hour (aged 21 and older), £4.98 per hour (aged 18–20) or £3.68 per hour (under 18 and finished compulsory education), £2.60 per hour (apprentices)
22,597 66
 United States the federal minimum wage is US$
United States dollar
The United States dollar , also referred to as the American dollar, is the official currency of the United States of America. It is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies....

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
Minimum wage in the United States
, the federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. Some states and municipalities have set minimum wages higher than the federal level , with the highest state minimum wage being $8.67 in Washington. Some U.S. territories are exempt...

, List of U.S. minimum wages)
15,080 33
 Uruguay 4,150 Uruguayan peso
Uruguayan peso
Uruguayan peso has been a name of the Uruguayan currency since Uruguay's settlement by Europeans. The present currency, the peso uruguayo was adopted in 1993 and is subdivided into 100 centésimos.-Introduction:...

s per month; functioning more as an index for calculating wage rates than as a true measure of minimum subsistence levels
3,079 23
 Uzbekistan 25,040 Uzbekistani som
Uzbekistani som
The som is the currency of Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The ISO 4217 currency code is UZS.-Etymology:In the Soviet Union, speakers of Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek called the ruble the som, and this name appeared written on the back of banknotes, among the texts for the value of the bill in all 15...

 per month
490 17
 Vanuatu 26,000 Vanuatu vatu
Vanuatu vatu
The vatu is the currency of Vanuatu.The vatu has no subdivisions.-History:The vatu was introduced in 1982, after independence, to replace the New Hebrides franc at par...

 per month
5,254 111
 Venezuela 1223.89 Venezuelan bolívar
Venezuelan bolívar
The bolívar fuerte is the currency of Venezuela since 1 January 2008. It is subdivided into 100 céntimos and replaced the bolívar at the rate of Bs.F. 1 = Bs...

es (bolívar fuerte) per month
7,310 60
 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
Hanoi
Hanoi , is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. Its population in 2009 was estimated at 2.6 million for urban districts, 6.5 million for the metropolitan jurisdiction. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam...

 and Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City , formerly named Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam...

; 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
 Western Sahara identical to those in Morocco
Morocco
Morocco , officially the Kingdom of Morocco , is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of more than 32 million and an area of 710,850 km², and also primarily administers the disputed region of the Western Sahara...

 Yemen none
 Zambia 268,000 Zambian kwacha
Zambian kwacha
The kwacha is the currency of Zambia. It is subdivided into 100 ngwee.-Etymology:The name derives from the Nyanja and Bemba word for "dawn", alluding to the Zambian nationalist slogan of a "new dawn of freedom"...

 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
 Zimbabwe N/A; none, nationally, except for agricultural and domestic workers; government regulations for each of the 22 industrial sectors specify minimum wages

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